The most incredible baby shower

So, my friends got together and threw me the most fun and special baby shower yesterday. I had a lite app with one of my closest confidants beforehand..... and I got to show her all the crib bedding and stuff (she's a mom so she loved seeing all the cute stuff) and then off to the shower we went. I hadn't given my friend, Brea, who threw the shower a guest list...... so i had no idea who'd be there....

As I got out of my car, I saw so many people arriving....realizing they were there for me, I started crying (thank you hormones) and wasn't sure I was ready for all this attention. There were so many people arriving.... non-stop walking in the door..... people I had hoped would be there, people who I didn't know would be there. My friend's home was crowded. We visited, ate, shoved cotton balls into a bowl blindfolded w/a wooden spoon, and then I got to open pressies..... I was so flustered, hot and overwhelmed that I think I forgot to say thank you after I opened each gift. I loved each gift (I'm not returning a thing!!) and could not believe how well my friends knew my tastes..... How do they know these things about me? It was amazing and so cool.

I'll post a few pix here once I get them.

So, this experience (being prego) has been really great. I have no complaints. I mean, I know it's not the easiest thing in the world to have a little life grow inside your belly, but honestly, I have NOTHING at all to complain about.

Getting pregnant..... It feels like I've joined a club, a secret organization where other mothers and even fathers love and respect me. I've been welcomed to "the club" that I never knew existed. I cannot believe the things that have been done for me these past 8 months. It's overwhelming, thoughtful, and beautiful; and I cannot tell you how much gratitude I have for each phase of this process. And even women who have not had children before have been so loving and excited for me. I do have to say, no sarcasm involved at all, that this is one of the best experiences of my life. Even tho my body is bigger than it ever has been, I feel more beautiful than I ever have been.

And I'm so tired, since, even tho I was exhausted last night when I got home at 8pm, I could not fall asleep until 5 AM. (yes, AM my friends).... and today has been a non-stop day too..... so, it's 8pm and I'm off to bed. I can't wait to sleep!

Thank you God for this amazing weekend and the wonderful life I have today.