Tuesday, May 08, 2007

If April Showers Bring May Flowers, What Do May Showers Bring?

Answer: Onesies, blankets, books and burpcloths! In other words, many blessings for me, Steve, and Baby Kannel.

We went home over the weekend, sadly for what will probably be the last time until Thanksgiving. And on Saturday morning, my best friend Julie, my sister-in-law Michelle, and my mom and mother-in-law conspired to throw a wonderful baby shower! I was surrounded by so many loving family members and friends as I opened a mountain of gifts to help Steve and me prepare for Baby's arrival. The ladies all shared their parenting advice with me and overwhelmed me with their generosity. We couldn't even fit all the gifts in our car to come home! (Thankfully, we'll be seeing my parents this very next weekend, so they'll bring the rest of the gifts.)

A few pictures from the shower...

My two best friends from high school, Julie and Jill--and four-week-old Sophie! So excited to meet her. It's crazy to think that this Christmas, Lord willing, our photo will have SIX people in it! Last Christmas, our conversation went something like this:

Jill: Can you believe I'm having a baby?
Julie: Guess what? I'm pregnant too!
Amy: Guess what? So am I!

Here's my fabulous mom-in-law, Sue, and my sister-in-law, Michelle. Could not ask for better in-laws! Michelle and I are the only girls she's got--and after three brothers and then three sons, she is hoping to be able to buy PINK clothes :)

The ladies of my mom's family: Mom, me, Grandma June and Aunt Judy. Found out in March that all of these women had quick and easy labors & deliveries, with eight kids between them--I am hopeful!

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