My shower was so jam packed that I still haven't finished the recaps - not to worry, this is the second to last one. Today I wanted to share the gift opening as I couldn't be more appreciative of all the presents for our little one. As any new mom knows, it's quite overwhelming both mentally and financially trying to get all the necessities. Doing my registry was way too much for me, so my Big Sis took care of that for me online. I mean...wanting a stroller and seeing a hundred of them in while aisle can make anyone's head spin...thank goodness she took care of that task for me.
The blanket that I'm holding in the first photo was knitted for me by my God Mother...it was the one gift that made me cry. She knits one for all the new mommies in our family, but for some reason I was still so shocked to get one. I'm so appreciative that she took the time to do this for Grey and after the shower she knitted him a matching pair of booties - the woman is so talented...and thoughtful.
It wasn't until I was opening the gifts with my husband that it really hit me...I'm having a baby! The little onesies and tiny socks almost made me fall apart. The actual day of the shower made me really take a step back and take in all the Blessings that have been bestowed upon me. For the most part of this pregnancy I'd been going through the motions and struggling with my emotions...but on this day I just had fun celebrating the upcoming arrival of my son.
While all the gifts were special, I wanted to share another one that tugged at my heart. Owner of Tae Events, Tamala and I connected after she saw me sharing my story in Chary Jay's "Girl Talk" video. After exchanging a few emails back and forth, I was so excited to finally meet her prior to my shower beginning. She told me that she was bringing one of her diaper creations but I really had no idea what to expect. I was BLOWN AWAY!!! The amount of detail that she put into this gift, even customizing the colors to match my shower decor and having the Cirque Du Bebe sign on the circus tent- I was floored. She did such an amazing job that I have yet to take it apart...I can't stop looking at it. I'm obsessed. More importantly she's such a sweetheart and I just can't thank her enough for doing this. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU TAMALA!