My sweet friends surprised me on my last week with a team get together, filled with presents and dim sum. They call me Asian mama so it was an Asian themed shower (ha!).
They even baked fortune cookies, made with hand written fortunes like:
You will fit into your old jeans soon!
Wine is in your future
A baby is on the way
Ah! I love them.
Unfortunately, I put in my resignation a few weeks ago because it’s demanding to be a first time mom. Who knew?!? My previously held position had also changed quite a bit so in the end, I decided not to return. I’m sad because I love my team, but my priority is spending time with the baby right now. And that’s what I shall do, with a HUGE smile on my face.
Six months into my pregnancy, I flew home to Texas to visit family and friends. We first flew to Austin for a friend’s wedding and then drove back to my hometown of Sugar Land to see my family. I’m so glad I did because I got to see people that I love, and they got to see my big belly.
My Kay and I
Maybe we went to 6th street. Okay, yeah we did!
The beautiful Driskill Hotel
A bit of only us for a little longer!
When I was home, my parents and sister threw me a mini baby shower with my aunts and cousins. That was a nice surprise to have a brunch shower. Lots of food including a crepe cake, fruit tart, french toast, croissant casserole, Torchy’s queso, and bacon deviled eggs.
We also played a fun little game, similar to pin the tail on the donkey, but a much more adult version. It’s funny playing a game like this with your cousins, aunts, and dad!
Pin the sperm on the egg!
Ming-Gih and little MG
These photos totally remind me to count my blessings. I’m fortunate to have the people around me to love and support me through my entire pregnancy.
^^^ My sister and mom ^^^
I love my mama
No love like the one between a mother and daughter!
Did anyone else fly during the end of their second trimester? What did you do? What about third trimester? How was that experience?
I am so lucky to have caring and loving friends and family all around me. During my pregnancy, I had, not one, but THREE baby showers; one in the Bay Area, one back in my hometown, and another at work. I can hardly believe it myself.
I was showered with love and support time and time again, and my mini is extremely lucky to have people with such big hearts all around her.
Incase you couldn’t tell from my blog, I’m a planner. I love lists. I love invites. I love precision. BUT I don’t love surprises and bothering people with assignments. I’m learning that doing everything yourself also comes with pressure and over-responsibility.
I had embarked on executing my own baby shower. I had set the date, the invite list, and booked a spot in a park, but then my sweetest and best girlfriends (plus my sister) decided to take over from there. I let them because whoa, being pregnant is tiring if you don’t the take best prenatal vitamins! You’re constantly wanting to sleep. And I’m so glad I gave it up, because they planned the sweetest and most beautiful shower a girl could ask for.
The weather wasn’t the best; it had been raining all week prior, but thankfully the rain let up just for the few hours we were outdoors. It was a chilly day but a very memorable one.
On Our Way
Lemonade, Tea, & Cucumber Water
Take Home Gifts
Did you know, you can hire people to grill for you at events? That’s what we did! We decided to do this because it would give the hosts a chance to hang out with people and chat. Have you ever thrown a party where you felt like there was no chance to just relax and enjoy? Hiring someone to grill was exactly the answer to that!
The grill master
Candied Bacon and a Bacon bundt cake
All the gifts!
Isn’t that crazy? Look at all those gifts! I think that amount beat my own wedding! Oh yeah, and we also celebrated Ming-Gih’s birthday! He wasn’t forgotten, I promise!
Mg’s birthday present
Thank you so much to Holly, Jessica, and Katie for this amazing day. I could relive that day and over and over again! One day, I’ll show my mini these pictures so she can see how much she was loved before even entering into this world.