Baby {Girl} Fever!

by Jenn (eating bender) on March 7, 2011

I am about to be surrounded by four new females in my family – and I could not be more excited!

No, the bear does not count as one of said females. She is just a bonus. :)

Both of my new sisters-in-law are pregnant with girls (one is having twins!) who are due in May and June. My cousin Lisa, who I’ve mentioned several times on this blog, is also having a baby girl, due in seven weeks!

We celebrated Lisa and future Baby Girl (she won’t reveal the name!) in St. Louis this weekend.

The new mom to be had a tiara and sash in honor of the occasion – a shower at Miss Aimee B’s. My mom, aunt and I also put together favor bags, filled with baby-themed candy, a building block notepad and pink pen, then fastened with ribbon and a pink bear bookmark.

My other aunt (who also is the grandma to be!) picked up these amazing balloons.

Adorable, right? Once everyone had arrived – a small group mix of our immediate family and a few of Lisa’s close friends – we were given a selection of menu options and asked to choose something from each category: entrรฉe, soup or salad, and dessert!

After asking the waitress for her suggestions, I went with the baked chicken salad pie and the soup of the day, baked potato, as my first two choices.

The soup was touted as one of their best offerings and it certainly did not disappoint! It wasn’t ridiculously creamy and had a good balance of cheese with plenty of hearty potatoes.

The baked chicken salad pie was out-of-this-world GOOD! There was an intense mustard flavor in it, which I loved, and the veggies combined with chicken and a flaky crust was heavenly. I gobbled this part of the meal down rather quickly.

While we waited for the food, we started in on a few of the shower games. There was baby lotto:

Then there was the diaper game, where the lady with the “poopy diaper sticker” wins. We decided to play with stickers instead of mushed up candy bars since we were at lunch. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Winners could choose from an assortment of prizes. Then before we knew it, dessert was served! I chose the Mooncake, which was compared to an eclair by our servers.

It was absolutely bursting with rich flavor! I couldn’t resist taking a picture of one of the bites.

Just looking at that makes me drool. I had about half of the cake and saved the rest for later. My aunt and grandma tried the Tres Leches Cake and Queen’s Chocolate Cake, respectively, which they said were equally wonderful.

Once everyone had filled their bellies with delectable desserts, it was time to open the presents!

The mom to be received some incredible gifts! A stroller, diapers, outfits – and everything in between. Lisa and her husband David are definitely well prepared for when Baby Girl arrives.

Our time was over way too soon, but we were glad everyone could make it. We had a lot of fun!

Can you spot me in the maze of women? :)

I had a fantastic time in St. Louis visiting family. Now I am in Arizona, where I am hanging out with the “Bender” crew for the week. I’ll be working while here but also enjoying the sunshine every chance I get!

Last but not least thank you so much for the sweet comments on our wedding reception. I’m glad you all found the post as enjoyable as it was for me to write. It was certainly an emotional one for me!

What are you looking forward to most this week?


{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Erica March 7, 2011 at 4:07 pm

What a great shower!! The baked chicken salad pie looks incredible. And SO glad to hear she got awesome gifts for the baby. Obviously, I’m in on the fever ๐Ÿ˜‰ You’re in AZ? How fun! Enjoy every minute. One of my best friends is coming to visit this weekend- I am very excited


2 Natalie @ Will Jog For Food March 7, 2011 at 4:10 pm

The baby shower looked great! I really want some cake now :)

I’m really looking forward to Wednesday, I got invited to go to a “media preview” for a new restaurant, YAY!


3 Jenny March 7, 2011 at 5:51 pm

What a beautiful baby shower!! And so many yummy eats ๐Ÿ˜€


4 Megan March 7, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Haha, poopy diaper sticker- eww! Looks like a great time. :)


5 VeggieGirl March 7, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Aww cute stuff!

I’m looking forward to tomorrow! Special day planned :)


6 cbrady3 March 7, 2011 at 7:51 pm

You were in St. Louis this weekend!! Crazy – did you get to experience any of Mardi Gras?


7 Jenn (eating bender) March 7, 2011 at 7:57 pm

Ah, I was indeed! It was just in and out for the shower and seeing family, so no Mardi Gras craziness. But we stopped by a few stores where they sold alcohol and the cashiers were saying that they had never sold so much in one day – haha!! Next time I visit, I will let you know – I would love to meet you. :)


8 BroccoliHut March 7, 2011 at 8:11 pm

Thank heavens for little girls!! :)
I love attending baby showers–it gives me an excuse to go shopping in the baby section.


9 carolinebee March 7, 2011 at 8:19 pm

OMGG so fun!! My family is uber-small, so weddings/babies/etc. are few and far between, i can’t wait! ๐Ÿ˜€ And family parties are a great excuse for foodie gatherings…good thing your fam knows whats up!! lol…..and as for May- YOU knowwww my offer is 110% extended!!! Just fb/text/email me whenever you have details…you 2 are more than welcome to stay, how fun would that be!?


10 Salah March 8, 2011 at 11:52 am

BABIES!! haha that looks like an awesome time!!


11 jobo March 9, 2011 at 7:17 am

SO FUN! Congrats to your sister in laws and their babies! Love little baby girls :)


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