This Saturday, my mom and sister are throwing me a baby shower at my mom's house in the northwest 'burbs. I'm not one for excessive celebration parties (we opted not to have an engagement party or bachelor/bachelorette parties for our wedding, etc.), and I know that I just posted about a baby celebration that I had with my girlfriends last month. But this is going to be a more traditional baby shower for family members and long-time friends from growing up. I'm really excited! My sister is coming up from Indianapolis, Robbie's mom is flying in from Arizona (she'll actually be here in just a few hours), my mom's best friend (who is like a second mom to me) is flying in from New Jersey, and local area family from all over the suburbs and city will be attending as well. Robbie has been on the road this month for the band's fall tour, and I'll admit I've started to feel a little lonely and somewhat overwhelmed with stuff to do for the baby's arrival (only 10 more weeks!). I'm really looking forward to spending the weekend with family, helping with food and decor for the shower (I love party planning), and getting some baby errands done. Maybe it's because I'm going to be a first time mom and have absolutely no idea what I'm doing, or maybe it's because I'm an older mom and know that there is a good chance this could be our only child - but nothing makes me happier (or more relieved) these days than to get to do baby stuff with the people I love. It's the best.
All of this said, my mom wants to display a handful of Robbie's and my baby pictures that show us with our parents at the shower. She plans to put them in simple matching black frames (a taste for minimalism runs in our family), and asked if I could scan them first so we can print them at uniform sizes. It's both endearing and slightly hilarious to look at photographs of us so young, and I therefore decided that clearly, I had to share them with you guys. I think I was the funniest looking baby ever. (Top B&W photo and all right side photos: me, middle B&W photo and all left side photos: Robbie.)
If any of you have your baby pictures posted anywhere, leave me a link. I'd love to see them!