I am posting some pictures of my shower and of Talmage's room for my sweet mother who really wants to be here for all of this but cannot be...so here's for you, Ma! I miss you like crazy and appreciate your support from far-away :)
BreeAnn, a really wonderful friend of mine, threw a baby shower for me at her apartment and it was so great! I wasn't sure what kind of turn-out we would have, but I sent out 30 invites. Almost 30 people came. I was truly touched and it just made me realize how many great people I have in my life :) And for those who weren't able to make it, they each sent gifts anyway. What a blessed girl I am!
These were taken before the shower started, and unfortunately I forgot to take ANY pictures of all the gals that came...but believe me, it was quite a full house. Good thing we didn't do it at my teensy place!There were already gifts waiting before it began! Turns out, both my mom and grandma sent theirs to Bree's so that I could open them at my shower. It was very thoughtful, and a pleasant surprise :) I definitely felt closer to home.Trying not to cry while reading my mom's card...BreeAnn's gift to me was painting nursery art for Talmage! They turned out amazing :D One is a baby giraffe and the other is a momma elephant cuddling her baby...so sweet. I love them so much.
All in all the shower was very successful! The theme was children's books and we got plenty of good ones to read to little Talmage!
Here is the nursery- I finally have all the furniture in just right place and its stayin put until he comes. It wasn't a lot of work, but for some reason it took a while to fall into place just right. And of course we were on a budget, so most of it is courtesy of D.I. and Walmart :)
This is the toy train that my grandpa made for Talmage, so we think it's pretty special :)And Megan framed this adorable poem about baby boys as part of her gift, and I just love it! It goes perfectly with his room :)
Now for the main event...a baby in 7 weeks! We are so anxious to meet you, Talmage!