About Me

Alberta, Canada
What's My Deal? - - - There is so much to say, but I will give you the basics in regards to this blog. I am a Canadian 20 something woman married to a wonderful man, and we are the parents to our wondeful son who was born in the fall of 2010. As you will read, I am a supporter of breastfeeding, baby wearing, co-sleeping, cloth diapering, and so much more, but mostly learning about babies! Oh, and I also love reading blogs and playing jigsaw online!!! I blog to share things that I have learned, read, heard and experienced.

Monday, October 4, 2010

I am all Showered!!!

This past weekend was SO busy!!!!  Friday night, I got home from work, after almost being rear ended by some asshole who shouldn't even be allowed to have a license, only to get home, give pup a kiss then head off to the hockey game with Alan, Danny and Christina.  Great night out!
Saturday, I got up early, did some errands, came home, showered, attended my baby shower, then went home to bed. 
Sunday, I was up early again, went out with Alan, bought a crib, stroller, tub and some misc items, came home, showered, back to Babies R Us for a crib mattress, then went to a birthday paty for a 1 year old, then to our last HypnoBirthing class.  We got home, did a quick power clean of the house, and then I colloapsed in my bed, and woke up this morning!!!

The Baby Shower was GREAT!!!  I am so thankful to Steph for hosting it for me. There were a few special people missing in attendance, but everyone who came were all very good friends, and it was great to see everyone all at once.  And of course to celebrate the coming of little Youngblood!!
Steph's decorations were amazing too.  Instead of the usual streamers etc, she had little clothes and socks and such spread around the houue, and hanging off the walls.  The cake was outstanding.  I think that she had Buddy from Cake Boss do it, it was just that good!
We played some good games, where we had to match the celebrity names with the baby names.  The other game was baby trivia.  For example...Do you know how many bones a baby has when born......300, compared to our 209.  Apparently, they have more because they fuse together!  And, the largest baby ever born naturally was 22lbs.  OMG!!!!  At the door, the wonderful co-host (Caitlin) was in charge of getting everyones guess for the amount of M&M's in the sippy cup!  I was way off on this one!!! 
Caitlin also did an excellent job of decorating the driveway in sidewalk chalk.  She had an area for me to park that indicated it was my spot, and all others would be towed.  The other half of the driveway was decorated in sidewalk chalk as well, welcoming me with a very colourful version of my name, and she had drawn pictures of balloons. 

I LOVED that friends and family from out of province also sent giftd and cards to the hosts house for the shower.  I was so suprised actually.  It was so meaningful and I felt to loved that they cared enough to do so, and to plan it all!  I was definately touched!!!!  Thanks guys!

Everyone who wasn't able to attend the shower has been asking me what we did and what I received as gifts.  (I even brought the truck instead of the car so that I could transport all the loot home with me!!! hahaha)
We receieved so many wonderful gifts, so this is going to be hard to recap it all:
- Glider/Rocker Chair wioth Ottoman
- Excersaucer
- Swing
- Floor Play thing
- Several Blankets....even a knitted homeade one from my friend Andrea, so thoughtful, I love it!!!
- Clothing
- Sippy Cups / Spoons, etc.
- Several Toys
- Gift Cards (Babies R Us, Walmart, The Bay)
- Cloth Diaper / Wipes
- Towels / Face Cloths
- Changetable Pad
- Misc TML attire
- Books

And of course I have received several other things throughout my pregnancy from several different people.  I also had the shower with my sisters and Mom.  I could go and grab the items and grab pics of them, but really I couldn't be bothered at the moment, as the wall paint is still drying, and I don't want the pets going in, plus I am exhausted!!!!

Here are some pictures!!!

The drive way when I pulled up!

 The front door!

The amazingly done cake!

The set up of the livingroom, that is the glider/rocker that the Springers got for me!

Guessing the amount of M&M's in the sippy cup.  My guess....146, actual answer...200.

Playing one of the games!

Gift opening! (Notice the decorations on the wall!)

What a cute little toy!

The Lovin' Hug Swing from Lindsay and Cory!!!

The cake with me, the host Steph and the co-host Caitlin!

The aftermath of the cake!

Me with the balloons!!!

Some clothes I received.

Blankets and such!

Stuff for bums and mouths!

Books and toys!!!!

The large items!

This is the room before the painting.  

This is the room after the painting, and after the building of furniture!  I love how the colour turned out! Very warm, and exactly the colour of "neutral" that we were looking for!

The crib, all built and ready for a baby!

The chair from the Springers!  Not sure yet if this will be the placement of it.

The dresser/changetable.


  1. You got some great gifts! Everything looks lovely!
    Your friend Steph did a great job!
    So glad things are getting all set up for you three! It must be feeling super exciting now that the room is ready and you have all that baby stuff!
    So happy and excited for you!

  2. Where did my comment go!?! I posted a big one last night! grr!
    I love that you are opening my gift in the 'gift opening' pic and that you actually had to use the scissors as I suspected!
    Looks like you are well on the way to having little BabyBond spoiled!
    I love the stripped sleeper!

  3. I wish I could have been there. It looked like so much fun.
    I'm so happy that you have a great group of friends to do this for you.

  4. I am blessed to have such a great group of friends!!!! I am thankful every single day!