So, since I last wrote about The Belly, I had my baby shower! It was small this time- my first was very large, so we just decided to have good friends and family this time around- more of a blessing for the baby and birth than anything. Along with all of the well-wishes and much appreciated prayers, we received many lovely gifts. One of my personal favorites (and trust me, it's hard to choose), were these small wool longies that a friend custom knit for us! There are simply BEAUTIFUL!! I am sure I will be posting lots of action shots once baby is born and using these all the time!
I also am in love with our new dresser/changing table from my in-laws! I have been wanting a dresser in our bedroom for quite some time now, along with a nice place to change baby downstairs and lay everything out for the birth on- well, now we have one! Yeah!!! Slowly our room (that my husband finished in our basement a year ago) is getting furnished and decorated! Little by little it is feeling more homey!
Another gift I LOVE is this 100% natural rubber giraffe named Sophie by Vulli toys! They use only food grade dyes to make her and she even gives a little squeak! Most of the toys we had for Roman when he was little were plastic, since I didn't know any better, so I really wanted to give this babe some better options to play with! This giraffe fits the bill- I am so glad and thankful that my trusty, natural mama friend (and doula) got it for us!
Here are a few more pics from the day:
Me- scarffing chocolate chip icecream cake from Baskin Robbins- my FAVORITE! The top of it said "Here comes Trouble!"- oh so true!
Here I am with my grandma (dad's mom) and my mom (who was the main shower-thrower, along with my grandma on her side and my aunt). The grandma is this picture adamately states that I am having a girl this time because of the way I am carrying! She was just as adamate that Roman was a boy, so I am hoping she is right!
In addition, I am happy to report that the Summer of Baby Love review/giveaway lineup is almost full!! It is going to be a great summer with so many great natural and attachment parenting products to feature, including a lovely selection of diapers, mama cloth, baby carriers, nursing pads and more! I am so excited to share all these wonderful products, and their creators with all of you- you are going to love them!
In fact, I have had such a great response so far to the Summer of Baby Love Party, it looks like we will probably be continuing into the Fall, so be sure that if you know of a product you would like to see featured or have/make a product yourself that you would like to get in on some blog party lovin'- let me know! The fall is currently completely open and I still have a couple of spots for summer, so get your info into me while there is still time!