Friday, May 18, 2012

life (lahyf) | surprise baby shower

Here's a confession that I've recently admitted to myself.  Being pregnant can sometimes feel really lonely.  My husband is the most wonderful and supporting man - he is going to be an amazing father for so many reasons, so by no means am I on the pregnancy train alone.  However, sometimes a girl needs her closest friends to get by and understand everything I'm going through.  Just when I was starting to feel a little down, my friends did the most amazing thing to turn my mood around.

Last Saturday I woke up as I usually do, showered and got ready to go meet 2 girlfriends for brunch.  Little did I know, I was walking into a surprise baby shower and was surrounded by a handful of my favorite ladies in Chicago.  I'm someone that doesn't deal well when the attention is on me and being overwhelmed with joy I almost cried while I let it all settle in.  I wasn't sad or un-happy, but just overcome by the fact that all these people were here to celebrate the arrival of little Liam.

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I've had a hard time being pregnant in a city without any family or friends with kids to confide in.  So this shower was exactly what I needed and it was SO much appreciated.  I'm so lucky to have such great girlfriends in my life (near and far) and these ladies have really helped me overcome a lot of my pregnancy whoas and concerns, reassuring me that my own doubt about being a mother is all in my head.

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Huge thanks to my friend Alexis for the wonderful pictures.

|Thank you so much to my wonderful friends for the lovely shower and amazing gifts. I'm so overcome by the love and am so appreciative to have great ladies in my life.|

8 comments:

erin♥ said...

How wonderful! What lovely friends you have, Tabitha! ♥ Xx

Johanna said...

How special! You look like you're glowing and I can relate...having just moved I feel a little removed from my circle. If you ever need anything...you know where to reach me :)

LyddieGal said...

that is the sweetest thing ever! you are so lucky to have such a wonderful group of women in your life, and congrats again!
Chic on the Cheap

caffeinerd said...

Awww! Looks like a lovely shower. What an amazing surprise. P.S. You look wonderful!

LC said...

how sweet of your friends! don`t you love when these things happen at the times you need it most? i don`t have kids myself yet, but seeing you and jen make me so baby-happy! i`m glad they were able to cheer you up!

Alyssa said...

Aww what a wonderful surprise!!!

dusanabotswana said...

aah so so sweet of your friends! I can def see it being hard since obv as supportive as a hubs tries to be he can't REALLY understand. So glad you have lovely friends to cheer you up, even though I can only imagine you as a bundle of joy.
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rlutz said...

It is so wonderful of your friends to surprise you with the shower!! Being pregnant can be a lonely place and it is so great that you have friends who are there for you!!
You are looking fabulous!!