November 11, 2009

Baby Shower

My family threw me the nicest baby shower on Sunday. It was so fun to get together and see everyone and so sweet of them to throw a shower to welcome Nora. Of course, everyone was a little bit disappointed when I showed up alone but I assured them that Joel was coming later with Nora. The shower was so sweet. One thing that was interesting is that for some reason I've been calling Nora "Nora Bear". I really have no idea why- sleep deprivation? However, most of the cute little outfits she received had bears on them and my sister made her a bear blanket. I found that so interesting and appropriate.

The funniest part of the shower was when Joel arrived. He knew he would be entering a room full of 30 women and so he came prepared. He had Nora on him in a sling and when she finally was brought out of the sling he had a 32 oz bottle of hand sanitizer that he set on the table. Too cute. He's such a good, protective dad.


  1. Hahaha, he showed up prepared. Did you line them all up one at a time and make sure everyone got some sanitizer? How nice to have a shower!

  2. Aw, that is cute. I hope you had a blast with your shower!

  3. I was trying to guess what the hand sanitizer bottle was for from the preview. I definitely didn't guess right either! That's way cute that he was prepared. I love that people listened to your term of endearment and went with the bear. :)

  4. Cute story about the bear...glad you had a nice time at your shower! :)


  5. I'm glad that your shower went well! Sounds like Nora got some really cute things. I had to laugh when I saw the pic...I bought a big bottle of hand sanitizer today to be stashed away with the rest of the baby stuff. It will be properly stationed once baby comes home and the visitors start coming, which should be many;)

  6. I was thinking of you Sunday and hoping your shower went well. I'm sure you received many wonderfuy items. We passed the hand sanitizer around at our shower too. lol

  7. Jen - Beth Petersen here - from the Foundation - since I know your mind is probably a little foggy these days!

    I can't tell you how thrilled I am for you and Joel. Congratulations. And what a beautiful story you have crafted on these pages. Jen Miller sent me the link and I've devoured each and every one of your entries. Nora will be so lucky to read this one day. You are a wonderful writer.

    We, too, welcomed another baby into our house on September 10th (a boy, Liam), so I feel your pain when it comes to the late shift! :) I don't know how much you are getting out of the house, or how much you want to, but if you ever feel like grabbing coffee with another new mom, I would love to see you!

    You can e-mail me at

    Again, congrats. Little Nora looks like a beautiful girl.