This is one of my closest friends and she deserves a party! It was time for me to put my feelings on the back burner and be a good friend. This girl is someone who called me every single day during my IVF cycle, starting with the day I began F.ollistem and going all the way through the 2ww. She called to check on me every day! She hosted a wedding shower for me when she wasn't yet married and I knew she wanted to be more than anything. Unfortunately, we've been trying to get pregnant since before she even started dating her husband (!) and that always gets to me.
Anyway, I decided to put all my feelings aside and do this thing! It was a cookout for couples at our house. I decided to look at it more as a big dinner party and less like a baby shower. It was a book shower, so everyone brought their favorite children's book. I made homemade bookmarks for favors and a book for the guests to write their advice in. It turned out to be a huge success and I actually had FUN! We didn't play any dumb shower games and since the gifts were books, we weren't overrun with lots of baby garb in our living room. I think that made it easier to deal with. Some other friends brought their 8 week old and I was okay with that, too.
I'm proud of myself. I'm so happy I did this for my friend. I'm so glad she's my friend. Yay!
Holding a friend's baby...
The bookmark favors and advice book I made: