A Whirlwind Weekend

For the last few weeks, I have been busy planning
and preparing a baby shower for one of my nieces.

Her due date is July 21. The baby is a boy,
so I went with an alphabet theme, using primary colors.

The shower was scheduled for Saturday.

Friday night, I had the room all set up. Tables were
decorated, streamers were hung, and I was in the middle
of cutting up fresh fruit, when the phone rang.

It was my sister, the paternal grandma, calling to say
that the kids were at the hospital. My niece was
having contractions. Whaaaaat?

The next 11 hours were a whirlwind of text messages,
phone calls, laughter, worry, and wondering.....
would we be having a shower, or postponing?

Saturday morning, my niece and nephew were back
at home. The doctor was trying to stop contractions,
he didn't want baby to arrive for at least another week.

Needing a diversion, the anxious grandmothers decided
they wanted to go ahead and have the shower.

So, we partied on, without the guest of honor.

There was lots of eating, laughing, hugging,
and talking about the new parents and baby.

Saturday night, my niece and nephew
were back at the hospital. It was another
long night of text messages, phone calls, and worry.

Finally, after more than 50 hours of labor,
our newest family member made his entrance.

It's been an exciting weekend! Sunday,
I slept most of the day, and I hope
the new parents did too.


Terri Gordon said...

OMG Debi, what an exciting weekend. I am so sorry that your guest of honor could not attend. I hope you share photos of this beautiful baby. Have a wonderful week. Hugs, Terri

MosaicMagpie said...

Hope all is well with the new family. Show us pictures soon.

Rella said...

The best laid plans, right?? How exciting! Congratulations on the newest addition to your family and glad you had a day to rest. I am sure you need one or two more.

xox Rella

Karen said...

Everything worked out just fine. YAY! And you still got to party. How fun is that?
:) Karen

Ginger said...

The very same thing happened in our family to my sister in law.
We had a great time at her shower.
Congrats on your newest member.

Elyse said...

hi debi!

how exciting and congratulations on the new little addition to your family!


dana said...

What excitement!! So glad everyone is OK!! Love your colorful shower theme and the fact that you gals went ahead with the party!! :) dana

Janene said...

So sorry I couldn't be there. It looked like it would have been a lot of fun. I so appreciate your hard work and planning. I only heard great things about the shower. My mom was sad I had to miss all the fun.

Anonymous said...

aw...sounds like this little one is giving you all a run for the money! hehee....

well, I'm happy to hear that all of your planning and cleaning and preparing paid off in the end and a party was held and a good time was had by all!

congrat's on the new little bundle of 'anticipatory joy that interrupted a party, and then finally, after 50hours decided to pop in, or should I say pop out! hehee.....

ciao bella
creative carmelina