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CASHMERE MOM FLASHBACK: MY BABY SHOWERS

Just talking to my friend Renee who is expecting and having a baby shower soon and I got so many memories. So I’m taking a walk down memory lane today. I was fortunate enough to have two baby showers. I live in two countries and have people I care a lot about in both countries so it made sense to have two. I have always treated my pregnancy like it would be the only one to experience so I thought why not? life is too short.

I like to have control of things so I was the annoying guest of honour who wouldn’t allow any surprises. I wanted to know everything. I emailed my family a few weeks before my 1st baby shower and here were some of the ideas I got off the internet. My family then took over and I had very little information about what to expect. I was only allowed to go shopping and pick out what I wanted and then I was in charge of choosing games for the baby shower.

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Shopping for the Baby Shower –

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Charles and Cindy doing the Jennifer Lawrence – Lupita Nyong’o Oscar Award grab 😉 

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My first baby shower was in SA hosted my mother, sisters and my 2 friends Grace and Tess. It was on the 29Th March 2014 and I was 27 weeks pregnant. I already have a post of What I Wore that day. Below are some pictures 

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The only baby invited to Baby Shower. Our friend Ashleigh and her son Kamga which means KING.

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My friends Tatenda and Derryn (my 1st friend in film school and an amazing film maker and has a great influence on my love life, she’s taught me to live for the moment and to love like there’s no tomorrow. Because of her I believe in fairy tales) and the Kodinye Brothers.

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Derryn and my big sister Christine then Antony (The most loyal Bro) I have ever had and my sister Cindy

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My Film School friends (Lwazi and Sibusisiwe)

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We played some awesome baby shower games. Since I chose them I couldn’t participate and was the JUDGE.

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Guess the mother’s measurements was the most hilarious one. Funny enough my best friend Antony, the only guy I invited to the shower won and got my measurements exact. I think it was his engineer mind that helped him.

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My mother does flower arrangements for some of her events so it was very easy for her to do these ones for her first grandson’s baby shower

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We did the Oscar Selfie… It turned out PERFECT!!!

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The cake was done by Kamga’ s mother Ashleigh

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My favorite part was unwrapping the gifts, my sister Cindy opened a Registry for me at Baby City.

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The most thoughtful award goes to my angel Palesa Mpaki,she knew about my Lays Cravings and got me a packet of my fav.

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I get so many memories from going through these pictures. I felt so loved and I was feeling so emotional because I know that Beck has a special place in all of my guests’ hearts and that he has a family he can always depend on.

My second baby shower was in Nairobi on the 31st of May. I was very heavy at this time at 36 weeks pregnant. I had a work interview with Creatives Garage that morning that left me exhausted. This baby shower was more low key because at 9 months pregnant there was only so much I could do. I planned this little tea party myself with the help of my girls Gloria, Barbara and Julie. I invited my mother’s sisters (they caught a feeling because my mom threw me a shower before them 😉 😉 as well as some of my girlfriends.

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This little one’s main concern was taking selfies instead of taking pictures of the baby shower. I blame her for not having too many pictures 😉 😉 #littlesisterproblems

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We opened a few gifts then played some of the baby shower games from the 1st baby shower

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My first Auntie, my mom’s older sister baked this cake. It was so yummy and so amazing for my midnight snacks.

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I loved the fact that I had some “picture time” on this shower because I was so overwhelmed at the 1st shower I forgot to take pictures with my friends and the BUMP especially since I moved to Kenya and miss them so much.

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She changed her outfit and took more selfies. I can’t with this one!!!

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My favourite part of this baby shower was finding this last gift hidden by my friend  Gloria in my room a few days after. I remember I had barely slept when Beck kicked all night and I had a sudden burst of organization and started cleaning my already neat boudoir…I love how Beck looks in this outfit.

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