It’s been a while since I attended a baby shower party. The last time I went to one was for one of my girl friends in November last year before my family and I went to a long vacation. I was invited to this party by one of my newly met friend. Her friend’s step-daughter is having a baby and it’s a girl.
At the party I was able to see my other friends whom I seldom see. Like me, they are busy mothers. One of them just got a job-hired as a receptionist in a hotel in Dallas. I feel a little jealousy here. I should be going back to work soon, you know. But my dear husband is not allowing it yet. To tell you the truth, I am getting impatient. But there’s a reason why. I have to stay home and be a full time mom and wife until my little girl goes to school. I don’t feel bad about it. It’s just that, I feel left behind. You know what I mean?
Well, everyone had a great time at the baby shower party. Lots of good food. Guests had a great time talking and catching up. Picture-taking here and there. So much fun! The mom-to-be was very happy that her stepmother hosted a big party for her and the upcoming baby. My gifts for her are baby wipes, rattle and teether, and a onesie clothing for the cold months ahead.
Wishes for the baby.
Shower gifts for mom and baby.
As the party progresses, me and the ladies joined a guessing game. We have to guess what kind of baby food is in each jar. Man, I got nothing right! Well, the answers had to be specific. How do I know what food combinations are there. I just wrote down the main and the first flavor I tasted. Oh well… 🙂
Five baby foods in jars.
The hostess checking the answers against her notes.
It’s a girl!
I didn’t stay very long at the party because I had to go home before the clock struck 7 P.M. I had a great time though.
Is your toddler a happy napper? Does he or she sleeps well through the night without a problem? Is any of you dealing with late-night visitor? Do you mind it?
My little one is a happy napper and she sleeps through the night without problem. What I am dealing right now is that, she would not go to sleep if I am not snuggling with her. I tried leaving her in her room after reading a few bedtime stories and talks but she kept on getting me to go with her in her bedroom. I guess my patience is not enough because I give up easily. So we snuggle to be every night. And then, at dawn she wakes up and go to our bedroom and snuggles with me and daddy. It does not happen very often, though. I am kind of frustrated because I feel like I am not doing my best as a mommy.
I told my dear husband about these things and how I am trying to do tricks to be effective. Nothing seems to work because I end up staying in my darling daughter’s bedroom until she falls asleep. My husband told me not to worry about it. I will be missing these moments when our little one’s in her school age. I don’t want to miss any moment of her development and growing up especially on this stage of being a toddler. Lots of milestones and big developments are going on right now.
Spending time with my daughter at bedtime – reading bedtime stories, talking about the favorite part of the day, singing lullabies, etc. – is a joy to me. I am truly happy because her little way of expressing her ideas on something is amusing to me. But there are things I got to do before bed that requires time and I want her to go to sleep sooner. Oh well…
How about you? What’s your special advice on this matter? Highly appreciated.