|The necklace from my sister.|
At 2:00 is when the shower started. Family and a few close family friends arrived one by one, and we all visited and ate the amazing food my mom made. The 3D/4D ultrasound that we had a couple weeks ago played on the TV in the background on a loop, and every so often we'd hear the sound of Eden's heartbeat fill the room. Sherry really made the house look fantastic with all her decorations, and she made a bunch of delicious desserts including little cookies in the shape of a foot! We played a little game in which a poem made us pass a gift around the room, and we also played Bingo. It was really fun, and it actually felt like a "normal" baby shower. It was so great to have people treating me like a normal pregnant woman.
|Gift from my cousin. It has Eden's name on the front.|
My mom plans on making a special quilt for us, and requested people to bring a piece of fabric that had special meaning to each person. My great-grandfather sent his "all time favorite tie", and my step-daughter gave us her favorite shirt, and a close family friend gave us a piece of clothing from a child that she lost many years ago, and we were also given my husband's baby blanket that his Granny made for him 33 years ago. The pieces of fabric that everyone choose had me on the verge of tears, and this quilt is going to have so much meaning when it's complete. My mom also requested the story behind each article, so she can make a book with the stories behind it. We haven't collected all the fabric we need for her to start it quite yet, but I know it'll come together perfectly when it's meant to.
We stayed at my parents' house long after the last guest left, and there isn't too much I'd change about the day. There were a few people who really wanted to be there and couldn't, but otherwise the day was perfect.
We only have about 5 more weeks left, and we need your prayers more than ever. Today the calendar changed again, and it was rough for me, because it's our last full calendar month with Eden. I feel so done with being pregnant, but I'm nowhere near being ready to hand my child off to God just yet. I don't think I will ever be ready to give up a child, but I do find comfort in knowing exactly where she'll be going and that my Great-Grammie will be there to greet her and take her into her arms when she gets there.
|From the Angel Shower. The rose has the Poem I shared in the previous post attached to it.|