My lovely friend P threw me a baby sprinkle. She'll tell you I was really nervous about having this because I really didn't want a second "baby shower". She'll also will tell you that having a second baby is worth celebrated just as much as the first and my friends won't be bothered by the silly concerns I was worried about because, well after all, they are my friends.
Anyway, the sprinkle was nice. Six close friends and I had lunch downtown and they showered me with some gifts (which were not necessary) but COMPLETELY and TOTALLY appreciated. I got diapers (who doesn't ever need diapers), wipes, some cute new clothes, included an adorable robot outfit (I'm always head over heals for anything with robots) and a much needed baby bouncer. Everything that I received will be put to good use! We exchanged mom stories, engagement stories, and general life stories making for one great afternoon of girl chatting.
P had one game that we all played and that was a guessing game. So fun. I am a sucker for games! I LOVE games. She asked everyone to guess the stats for this baby, including what we will be naming the baby, here are everyone's guesses:
I can't tell you who's who (mainly because I don't know) but the winner is getting a gift card from P. My real due date in 2/21/13 and I'm glad nobody thought I was going to be having an 8 pounder! The names are not even close (well except mine I hope but I can't tell you which one that is, plus I guess my husband gets a say in this too).
With the baby due soon it is time to stock up on some "thank you" cards with a baby theme to them. I just love this card. I bought the chevron cardstock from Paper tree house studios on Etsy. I think I've said this before but I LOVE purchasing my paper on Etsy. It seems to be the only way I am buying these days. It is so easy and cheap.
I had a difficult time coming up with the card. It looks simple enough but I spend a few hours making it look just right. I wanted something that was easy to mass produce but didn't feel too plain.
The dimensional effect of the plane flying off the card is perfect and the metal jewels add just enough pop to give this card some character.
Look at the card without the little metal bling. Boring, right?! The metal jewels add just enough interest to the card to make it feel complete and balance it out.
I found these metal jewels at Archiver's but I'm sure they have them at plenty of other places too.
I'm loving the airplane theme and having been toying with the idea of making this the theme for the baby's room as soon as the baby has a room.... I got a few more months to think about it :)
If you have any guessing or suggestions for baby names, I'd love for you to leave a comment!