The theme was "Mother to Bee" or "What's it gonna Bee?" Take your pick. :) Of course, everyone had to try and guess our baby's sex. The overwhelming majority voted "girl!"
It was a real team effort, with some co-workers providing sandwiches and pasta and others bringing cupcakes and chocolate-covered strawberries. Mmmm. Those chocolate-covered strawberries. I decided Lent could be suspended for the sake of my first baby shower. Baby enjoyed it—he or she kicked up a storm after three of those delicious strawberries. So really I was just being a nice mom.
My co-workers went above and beyond picking out thoughtful gifts. A glider swing, a Pack 'n' Play, lots of clothing and blankets, some darling toys, pacifiers, baby bath supplies and even Sophie the giraffe! My favorite comment was from one older, unmarried lady who said, "I had so much fun picking out baby things for a change!" They really are the kindest people.
And now I have this sweet little addition to my cubicle for the rest of the week:
My co-workers helped me get everything in the car and I brought it all home to show Frank. We are both awed and slightly overwhelmed with gratitude at everyone's generosity! I snapped a picture of our couch after we finished going through everything:
(Don't mind our charming red-on-red color scheme :p )
What a lucky baby this little one is!