Monday, May 4, 2009

Baby Shower From H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks

Okay, so the baby shower was as horrible heartwarming as I thought it would be. I stayed an hour, and it was an hour too long. I arrived strategically late; however, I arrived just in time to sit and listen to a 30 minute description of a mother's job, which only the mothers in attendance found amusing. Then we all sat in a circle and were asked to each describe a spiritual gift passed on by our mothers that we would carry into adulthood. Now, I really do value all of the extraordinary gifts that Little has given, fostered and nurtured in me, but really, I just don't want to share all of those with people I really can't stand. Of course, though, many, many tears were being shed. I hate getting emotional around people I don't know (or know and subsequently despise). When it was my turn I said, "My mom has passed down her innate fashion sense, and I think you'd agree, judging by my dress, that it has been an extremely vital trait, and one that I'm very thankful for." I think I severely offended many of those in attendance.

After that moving experience we had a prayer circle where we were asked to all pray aloud for the health of the mother and baby. I wasn't comfortable (nor did I feel led to) praying out loud, so I skipped that activity as well. Once we took a break from those super entertaining activities I knew that may well be only chance to escape. I spoke with the mother-to-be for exactly 15 seconds. I sent her a text message later telling her how wonderful it was to see her and apologizing for my brief appearance. Her response? "That's okay. You look great." Mmmm, thanks.

Anywho, that chore is crossed off my list. I wore an adorable sundress from Harold's (RIP). Naturally, I was having too much fun at the shower to be bothered with picture taking, so below is an image of the dress I found online. The neckline is extremely flattering for those of us with linebacker shoulders, and who doesn't love a dress with pockets?

This weekend I also learned how to make ruffles... obsessed! I just need to find the proper garment to decorate. Little and I also completed two shift dresses. The results were better than expected, although shift dresses are really not flattering on ample rumps (coughPolkaDotscough). I have pictures, but I'll save those for another time. Let's just say, they don't show me at my most photogenic. I'll be trying my hand at several other patterns this week until I find the best for my shape, and then I'll share the progression with all of my cyber lovelies! Eww, does that sound really creepy? Um, probably. Note to self: never say that to anyone.

11 comments:

Miss Sara said...

I LOVE THAT DRESS! OMG, so cute! LOL, I once went to a baby shower for my aunt, who is tre riche, so it was at a country club. It wasn't even for her first baby, but her fourth! It was stuffy,catered, and B-O-R-I-N-G! I kept sneaking outside to watch old guys play bad golf :) LOL, needless to say, the baby is so adorable and I love my aunt, but jeez was it too much! Glad to see you went though, not sure I would have :P

Miss Sara said...

BTW, sorry for the uber long comment

DSS said...

oh. my. gosh. that you seriously didn't run screaming from that baby shower. i have some coming up, and i'm not really looking forward to them b/c i'm just not really into babies...to be honest. however, if anyone asks me to get spiritual about my mother while i'm in attedance i can assure you i will not handle it so well! thanks for the laugh on this boring monday :)

USCEmily said...

At least your dress was super-cute- and I would bet you were the cutest one there :-)

CTB said...

That shower sounded super uncomfortable! Love the dress though!

Black Labs and Lilly said...

The dress is adorable. Even though the shower was brutal its awesome that you made the effort to go!

THE Stephanie said...

Wow!! That sounds like something that should have been saved for a small group or Sunday School class! I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm a Christian and believe in spiritual gifts and praying and all, but sheesh! Was this just all about making EVERYONE uncomfortable, or what??

Can not believe you went! You're super fab!

The New Mrs said...

I still cannot believe that you went! But at least now it's done and over with. Love the dress. Way cute!

QueenBeeSwain said...

awkward and you can tell what kind of a hostess she was doing by having activities that while her heart was there, are still not exactly ones that you'd have to tip-toe on eggshells to not offend people- you know? it's a baby shower, lets play silly games and have cake and catch up and enjoy each other's company!

so glad that you were the best dressed and most fun guest! hope you did something nice for yourself after that ordeal!

kHm

The Pink Chick said...

I hate sappy showers! Sorry you had to endure one! I know you looked fabulous though! Love the dress!

Kappa Prep said...

I have been hoping there would be a juciy update from this shower and you provided me with just that. Though I am sure the shower was intended to be meaningful, what awkward activities for those that were not BFF with the mom-to-be! I think I would have have bowed out of at least one and left early too!