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.
Shopping for the Baby Shower –
Charles and Cindy doing the Jennifer Lawrence – Lupita Nyong’o Oscar Award grab 😉
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
The only baby invited to Baby Shower. Our friend Ashleigh and her son Kamga which means KING.
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.
Derryn and my big sister Christine then Antony (The most loyal Bro) I have ever had and my sister Cindy
My Film School friends (Lwazi and Sibusisiwe)
We played some awesome baby shower games. Since I chose them I couldn’t participate and was the JUDGE.
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.
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
We did the Oscar Selfie… It turned out PERFECT!!!
The cake was done by Kamga’ s mother Ashleigh
My favorite part was unwrapping the gifts, my sister Cindy opened a Registry for me at Baby City.
The most thoughtful award goes to my angel Palesa Mpaki,she knew about my Lays Cravings and got me a packet of my fav.
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.
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
We opened a few gifts then played some of the baby shower games from the 1st baby shower
My first Auntie, my mom’s older sister baked this cake. It was so yummy and so amazing for my midnight snacks.
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.
She changed her outfit and took more selfies. I can’t with this one!!!
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.