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Baby K’s Baby Bee Shower

I’m so, so lucky to be blessed with so many people who love me and love baby K already!  I cannot believe that this baby could literally arrive any day now, and that we’ll meet him or her no matter what in a week!

Two of my best friends from high school/we lived together in Gainesville, who also happen to be sisters, Sarah and Jessica, and their sweet mama Anne (of Spring Break Chicken Salad fame) threw baby K and I the most beautiful shower for this Mama to Bee over the weekend. :)

Baby Kirbo's Bee Baby Shower | oysters and pearls

The hostesses with the mostesses: Jessica, Sarah, and Mrs. Anne.  And of course, Jess’s sweet babies RA and CW. :)  Love these ladies so much!

Baby Kirbo's Bee Baby Shower | oysters and pearls

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In Wheat’s own words, these ladies are Master Bakers.  They made all my favorites: Melting Moments cookies with lemon filling, cheese straws (in the shape of flowers), and lemon bars!  I want to go back and eat them all again.  Plus pinwheels and fruit and pepper jelly over cream cheese.  And wine spritzers and lemonade – everything dressed in yellow. :)

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Everyone guessed – boy or girl: what will baby K bee?  The guesses were about 50/50, with a slight lean toward girl, by the way. :)

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Elah took a wee nap and then woke up to help open the last few presents. I think she may have thought the party was just for her.

Pink or blue flip flops for summer?  We’ll find out in a week or less!

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Bee blankies and onesies!

No idea what was so funny, but I had the BEST time opening gifts for baby K!

Baby Kirbo's Bee Baby Shower | oysters and pearls Baby Kirbo's Bee Baby Shower | oysters and pearls

I especially can’t wait to pop this champagne next week to celebrate. ;)

Elah was in LOVE with RA and CW.  They were all three adorable!

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My wonderful friend Courtney came all the way from Jacksonville with her sweet Mom to celebrate – I have the very best friends!

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After the party was over and the rest of the guests had gone, we went into the backyard to snap some pictures.  All the lighter, brighter, better pictures are by Jessica.  She’s our professional photog.  I’ve really got to up my game to her level now that baby is almost here!

Elah wasn’t really having the photo session though and just wanted to play.

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Bristol ladies:

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Baby Kirbo's Bee Baby Shower | oysters and pearls

High school bestie Sarah and her baby doll of a niece: Baby Kirbo's Bee Baby Shower | oysters and pearls

Oh my whoa at that bump! Baby Kirbo's Bee Baby Shower | oysters and pearls

Can’t believe Elah is going to have a riding partner so soon!

Baby Kirbo's Bee Baby Shower | oysters and pearls

One week until we meet you, Baby Kirbo!  That is, unless you decide to come sooner… HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE???  We are all so excited and you are oh so loved.

Until Next Time - oysters and pearls

 

Stitch Fix for Maternity

I’ve never been very tempted by Stitch Fix – I like what I like, clothes-wise, I order what I can’t get in Bainbridge and Thomasville online from companies I know and trust (and know my sizes in).  However, being pregnant has REALLY thrown a wrench in clothes shopping, and in having appropriate clothes to wear to work.  Now that I’m 32 weeks, I’m actually REALLY needing maternity clothes, and other than the few basics I have purchased, I’ve been struggling.  A friend told me a while back that she signed up for Stitch Fix during her pregnancy and LOVED it, so I figured I’d give it a shot.

Now that I’ve been using it for about 3 months, I can without a doubt say that I LOVE it!  I loved everything in my first “fix,” but actually ended up keeping a pair of garnet skinny maternity jeans and a navy cross back maternity top.  I loved the scarf they sent, but I’d rather knit my own. ;)  And I adored the sweater they sent me too, but just couldn’t keep it all.  The dress in my first shipment was cute, but not for me.  Patterns + pregnancy just ain’t my jam.  After that “Fix,” I shared those exact comments with my stylist, and since then each “fix” has gotten better and better.

It’s been the best source for unique maternity shirts that don’t make me feel like a fuddy duddy, too.  I normally steer clear of bright colors, but I fell in love with this bright fuschia top with another cross-back. (Jeans are J.Crew Maternity, jacket is old from J.Crew Factory (similar), necklace is from Maiden South).

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In my last fix, I got this adorable lace baseball-esque tee that I’ve been wearing with jeans on the weekends and with a blazer in the office.  It’s so comfy, too! Definitely one of my favorites so far.

 

I’m wearing the lace baseball tee with my FAVORITE Ingrid and Isabel Ponte Skinny Pants – I wear them almost every single day to work… and don’t plan to stop after baby arrives! shhhhh. They’re amazing.  As are their yoga pants.  Can’t recommend them enough, Mamas!

In my last Fix, I had requested a dress for my baby shower this weekend, and it turned out to be PERFECT!  I’ll be wearing it again for Easter Sunday, too.

Stitch Fix for Maternity | oysters and pearls

 

 

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I can’t recommend Stitch Fix enough for pregnancy, especially for those of us with very little time to shop.  You enter your due date, and they send appropriate sizes based on your pre-pregnancy sizes and your notes to your stylist, as well as the questionnaire you fill out (it’s pretty in-depth! – aka I let them know that I generally don’t like patterns.).  You can choose to receive a fix twice a month, once a month (what I did), or as you feel like getting them (what I’ll switch to after baby arrives).  You pay a $20 styling fee, which counts towards anything you keep.  You ship back anything you don’t want by simply popping it into your mailbox, and then leave your stylist notes based on your thoughts about your fix.  It’s insanely convenient, and I’ve yet to not have a single thing in a fix that I loved.

PS Stitch Fix hasn’t paid me a single thing for this post or to use their service.  In fact, I’ve given them all MY money. :/  But full disclosure: if you do sign up through one of my links on this post, I will receive a small credit if you end up getting your own fix.  I really only share my experience because it has been such a treat during my pregnancy and I genuinely cannot recommend it enough to all you soon-to-be mamas out there!  That being said, I wouldn’t hate it if you used my link to sign up (if you sign up).  Mama needs a new pair of shoes maternity pants.

Treat yo self: Sign up for your own Stitch Fix here.

Until Next Time - oysters and pearls

Baby K’s Couples Baby Shower

Words cannot describe how full my heart currently is.  Over this past weekend, my college besties drove and flew from all over the Southeast to host a couples baby shower with my Maiden South maiden Jessica Grace for Wheat, baby K, and me.  They had it at our house, and we invited all our friends.  There was delicious BBQ and amazing cake, and everyone showered us and this baby with so much love.  I am so overwhelmingly grateful for each and every person who made it such a special night for us!  Wheat and I are so lucky to have you all in our lives, and baby K is so lucky to have you all, too.

Invititation

Hostesses and Natalie at Baby Kirbo's Couples Shower | oysters and pearls

Sara, Jennifer, Ashley, Jessica, Natalie, Courtney, and Jessica Grace

I managed to snap some pictures of some of the details before everyone began arriving.  It was perfection!

Drink Table

Drink Table

What's a Baby Shower without Koozies?

What’s a Baby Shower without Koozies?

What's a baby shower without wine?

What’s a baby shower without wine?  I especially loved the hand stitched fiber art from my sweet friend Courtney!

Drinks and Gifts

Drinks and Gifts

Cake Table

Cake Table

Thanks to my friend Jen’s suggestion, I am saving the cake topper (I was anyway, obvi) to stick into a greenery wreath when baby K arrives!

The cake itself was from Tasty Pastry in Tallahassee and was delicious!

Cake

Cake

Most of the hostesses were my ADPi girlfriends from college – wonder if there’s a future ADPi in there??? They came from all over the place to throw this shower and they make my heart so very full.  Our reunions are never, ever long enough and I miss them already! #pilove

ADPi's at Baby Kirbo's Couples Shower | oysters and pearls

And of course, the local hostess with the mostess is my business partner and bestie, Jessica Grace.  Most of our pictures end up looking like this!  I love it and her.

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We tried to get a few decent pictures before we cut the cake with family, but it was a wee bit chaotic, so this was the best we could do.

Soon-to-be parents in 8 weeks or so!

Soon to be Parents, Wheat and Natalie, at Baby Kirbo's Couples Shower | oysters and pearls

And me with my parents and little niece Elah! Doc, Elah, Nat and Lisa Jo at Baby Kirbo's Couples Shower | oysters and pearls

Me and my oh-so-pretty Mama.

Doc, Elah, Nat and Lisa Jo at Baby Kirbo's Couples Shower | oysters and pearls
This is how Wheat and I usually end up in pictures, and it’s my favorite.
Doc, Elah, Nat and Lisa Jo at Baby Kirbo's Couples Shower | oysters and pearls

And now for a few snaps from the party that make my heart happy.

Elah and Doc and the Duck at Baby Kirbo's Couples Shower | oysters and pearls

Soon-to-be parents!

Soon-to-be parents!

Maggie, Natalie, and Rebecca

Maggie, Natalie, and Rebecca

Rebecca and Ward

Rebecca and Ward

Elah thumbing through Baby K's baby book

Elah thumbing through Baby K’s baby book

Marc and Wheat, Brothers-in-law

Marc and Wheat, Brothers-in-law

Baby Kirbo's Couples Shower | oysters and pearls

My high school besties, Sarah and Jessica, Jessica’s husband Kevin, and bestie Banks.

Natalie and Doc

Natalie and Doc

Nance and Natalie

Nance and Natalie

It was the very best night and I don’t know how else to say how grateful I am.  Thank you so, so much to everyone who hosted, who came to the party, and who couldn’t make it but sent their love.  I love you all so very much!

Until Next Time - oysters and pearls