Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Baby Shower


My baby shower was this past Saturday...
 
Wow, those are seven words I never, EVER thought I'd write.
 
It was amazing, beautiful and so very special... But, it was also awkward, strange and weird.  I mean, I almost felt badly that I was celebrating my pregnancy - my two miracles that I fought so hard for - when I know that so many others so truly deserve to have a day like I did on Saturday.  After so many years of heartache and enduring failure after failure, it's sometimes hard to embrace my own happiness. 
 
But, the thing is, it was a happy day.  A day that I will never forget.  A day that my family and closest friends showered me and my boys who are already so incredibly loved by so many.  I am lucky.  They are lucky. 
 
I'm not sure when I'll awake from this dream, because that is truly what it feels like - a beautiful dream.
 
The shower was held at a very special venue - the historic hotel where I had my bridal shower, Wedding and now baby shower.  It couldn't have been more perfect...
 
My mom brought the bassinet that she used for me when I was a baby to hold baby books that guests were asked to bring in lieu of a card - our boys' library is already so full!
Everything was just-so from the favors to the tables and the sweet baby pictures of me and Nick as well.
We played the timer game while I opened gifts - when the timer went off, the person whose gift I was opening was able to choose a bottle of wine.

I had my closest friends and family, most of whom travelled from out of state, there with me and that truly made my heart swell.  These are the people who prayed for me, consoled me and loved me throughout the worst times of my life the past three years.  They were there for me and supported me more than I think they'll ever know.  And how much more special does it get to have had my 94 year old Nana there with me?!  Blessed.  I am so, so blessed!
Lucky doesn't even begin to describe it... I am more than lucky, more than blessed... I never imagined that I could feel such happiness.  I am so incredibly grateful and thankful to God for answering my prayers.  He is the only explanation for this amazing turn of events in my life.

26 comments:

The Run Away Stork said...

So happy for you sweet girl! I admire all of the courage and strength in you that pushed you to keep trying. You deserve every second of all this happiness and celebration!

the blogivers said...

Sounds like a beautiful day :) wish I could have been there to crash the party!

Ashley said...

Love this for soo many reasons!!! I remember crying before and after my shower because I was just overwhelmed with the fact I was having a shower after struggling for soo long and knowing what others go through!! YOU deserve this!! Love your dress!! You look great!! Looks like your boys will be well dressed as well!! I'm dreading sorting through all Noahs clothes, but I gotta do it! I had never heard if the timer game! Great idea!!
Congrats again!! Can't wait to "meet" these boys!!

Erika said...

SOO awesome! What a beautiful day!!! I just love how thankful you are for everything. :) You do pregnancy well, my friend. And your dress is beautiful and I love the idea of that wine-present game! Never heard of that!

Sally said...

What awesome pictures!! I love your dress!! How cool that so many special events for you have been held at the same location. How fun to get pics with your boys there someday :))

Kari B. said...

Yay! I'm so happy you had a wonderful day at your shower! You deserve it, girl! A month or so ago after I found out my cycle failed, I read through a few of your old posts. I then read your latest bump date and felt so encouraged. You went through so much and fought so hard for those precious little boys! You are an inspiration.

**You look absolutely adorable as always!**

Amie said...

Everything is just beautiful!! It looks like you have wonderful family and friends. I'm sure they are so excited for these babies :)

Amanda said...

LOVE IT! And look at you in your adorable dress showing off that bump! So happy for you, my friend!

jAllen said...

You look so gorgeous and your Nana looks great at 94!

jmt said...

I'm delurking to say that after reading your story, you deserve and should enjoy every moment of happiness. Congratulations.

Caroline said...

Love all the details of the shower... those clothes are too cute!!! Your dress is adorable too! What a precious time xoxo

Ashley Sanderson said...

everything just looked perfect! Love your dress! Is it Pinkblush maternity? I can't wait for our shower in 2 weeks! After all of the struggle, being able to celebrate is definitely going to make me emotional too!

Emily said...

You look amazing! So glad the shower was so much fun!

Mel said...

Beautiful... your looking great!

Emily said...

Cute cute! So glad you got to experience a nice baby shower. I know what you mean about wishing there was no one else still awaiting to experience pregnancy and all that comes with it. It's OK to celebrate though. This certainly didn't happen by accident for you either!

Suzanne said...

So much happy in one blog post. Love.

A Few Good Eggs said...

What a happy celebration and so glad you enjoyed it. Love the dress!

JoJo said...

Truly amazing that you got to celebrate this special day in the same venue as ur other special events. Love the dress. I'm glad u indulged in this well deserved shower.

Susie said...

I am so excited for you!!!
I stumbled upon your blog while reading up on endometrial biopsies, and I had to skip ahead to 2014 to see if your dream had come true yet. Your tale of being in the OB/GYN waiting room so completely mirrored my own from yesterday and the day before. It means so much to know that I am not alone! I texted my husband from the waiting room, where I was holding back tears as I searched for a magazine that wasn't about pregnancy, and tried not to be envious of the bulging-bellied women surrounding me.
Thank you so much for sharing your pain and your joy with the world! I praise God that He has chosen to bless you with your two beautiful boys! And I commend you for giving Him praise for the blessing!

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

Oh honey! You totally deserve this special day. I"m glad to see it was just perfect for you. Beautiful shower! Did you have a co-ed shower?

Mrs. Lost said...

What a great time! And you look amazing, and happy, and glowing! You are getting closer and closer to wrapping your arms around those two amazing baby boys. Enjoy every moment and soak it all in friend. XOXO

Sarah Beth said...

Wow! I'm crying happy tears for you... Yes embracing these amazing milestones can be difficult after so much loss, but know this is your time and honor that space of love and happiness! You looked radiant at your shower & your dress is adorable! Xo

Amy said...

Wow, you look so beautiful and you deserve it! I felt the same with my baby shower- almost like I was surreal. It's an incredible experience and we all continue to pray for you and can't wait to see pics of the boys!!! Xoxoox

Risa said...

I love the idea of bringing books! Your baby shower looks beautiful! And you look incredible.

DeNae vanWestrienen said...

What a beautiful day, Aubrey. You must have wanted to pinch yourself all day long! I can feel your compassion for other couples still struggling with infertility. What a kind loving heart you have.

Darcie K said...

LOVE IT! Your shower looks perfect. And, you look beautiful and so happy! I'm so happy for you :)

 
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