Saturday, March 31, 2012

Celebrating an amazing new mom.

Brittany with Baby Linna.

This past weekend, I was so happy to throw a baby shower for one of my very good friends Brittany (AKA "Auntie Brittany" according to Baby Linna). Brittany was pregnant with her first baby, and early into her pregnancy she found out that she had Ovarian Cancer. She had to go through chemotherapy while pregnant, lost all of her hair, and her baby was born two months early at 31 weeks. Baby Emerson was born on March 19th via emergency c-section (the doctor got the baby out in just 30 seconds). Emerson is absolutely perfect, beautiful, already breathing and eating on her own! She is strong and feisty, just like her mama. Brittany has been blogging about her entire journey and Baby Emerson's progress on her blog, To Be Created.

Baby shower invitations from
I wanted Brittany's baby shower to be special, because she's been dealing with so much. But I also knew she'd be tired, because hey, she's a new mom:) Since Baby Emerson came early (a week before the shower), we didn't know if we were going to postpose, cancel, or actually have the shower on time. In true Brittany fashion, she said she really wanted the shower to happen and that she'd be there!

I had Brittany's invitations made through I did a "princess" theme, because Brittany was a Hopkins Raspberry Festival Princess (our hometown festival) back in 2001. The invitations were pink, pretty, and super cute! It was so easy to just go online, order them, and have them addressed for me:)

For the food, I used Pinterest for almost everything (what a lifesaver)! I made mini pancakes with strawberries and syrup on skewers, rainbow fruit kabobs, mini frittatas, fruity pebble bars, and a potato bake from a family recipe. It was simple brunch food, and I must say it was very yummy.

Mini pancakes.

Mini frittatas.
I'm not much of a baby shower games person, and I thought Brittany would be worn out from the busy week prior (having a baby and all), so I did the regular "guess how many candies are in the bottle" game, and a fun "who knows Emerson best" contest between the grandmas and godmother. Godmother Kelly won!

Brittany's Mother-in-law Sue, Brittany, and
Brittany's Mom Gayle.
All in all, the shower was a success and Brittany received so many wonderful gifts for Baby Emerson. Brittany looked absolutely beautiful, sporting her wig that seriously looks like her real hair:) We are all so excited for Baby Emerson to continue to grow and come home to be with her mama and papa!

Congratulations Brittany and Max!

1 comment:

  1. This is such an amazing story of love. Congratulations to Brittany and Baby Emerson!