Two weekends ago, Eric and I flew to Chicago for our very first baby shower! My mom, sister, and cousin hosted it, and it was SO much fun. A quick recap–we played the “guess how big I am” game, and Alisha came up with a great trivia game (did you know a woman in the 1700′s had 69 children? Can you imagine?!) My sister made the food, which was awesome, and she ordered the absolute cutest cake I’ve ever seen.
Our friends and family who came to celebrate with us were SO generous with their gifts. We received a lot of really useful things–a baby bullet, video monitor, jumper, sleep sack, sleep sheep, wet bag, bottle (eco-friendly!), baby toiletries, baby bunting (OMG the cutest ever), books, a few toys, thermometer, bowls & spoons, clothes, cash and a gift card. We also got two gifts that were specifically for Eric.
First, chemistry building blocks. This set includes 20 wooden blocks, and each side of each block has an element of the periodic table on it. He LOVES them!
The other gift that was blatantly for Eric was from my brother-in-law, Brad. Eric, Brad, and my baby brother Andrew play Magic (the gathering) a few times a month over Skype. Brad designed and printed some pretty awesome onesies for 2.0 with his screen printer at home.
Eric loves them. This week, I’ve been trying to figure out what else to get Eric for his birthday (his big gift is an iPad 2). I was looking online for baby things he would love, and I realized that our go-to for eccentric tees, funny posters, and all-around geeky/dweeby stuff (including demotivational signs/posters) (Cafe Press) also has Magic onesies, chemistry onesies, and other really funny baby gear.
With the hope that Eric doesn’t read this before next week, here are some of my favorites:
DNA Onesie (FYI–Eric’s Ph.D. research was on DNA and RNA…so this one is especially fitting).
All told, we had a great shower. We both LOVED spending so much time with family and friends who we don’t get to see very often because of the distance, and we can’t believe the next time we’re with them, we’ll be a family of three! (In fact, we can’t believe my original family of seven is about to turn into a family of eleven, including two grandchildren!)