When you're never having another baby everyone around you picks up the slack. I have two baby showers this week. Two. The first is for one of Riley's dance teachers. She's having a little girl. D. and I got all excited to do a diaper cake in the colors of the baby's nursery. We were thinking something like this.
We gathered some small baby items and outfits. Then we scheduled a nap time diaper rolling/assembly session. By the time I arrived at her house I was knackered! So we discussed it and threw the items into a cute gift bag instead. The best of intentions...
When we got to the shower there was a super simple diaper cake or more accurately diaper bundle. Something like:
Only the one we saw had the wipes box on the bottom, rolled diapers on top and a baby blanket tied around the whole thing. It was cute and simple. I was kicking myself for not trying something like that. The shower was brief, but exciting. The girls will miss their teacher (she's one of three). Now, I'm chomping at the bit to give this diaper cake thing another go. The baby shower for one of my mommy friends this weekend, however, is no gifts. Boo!
It's her second baby so she's asked people to make a charitable donation instead. It's very big of her, but I was just explaining that when women get excited about something they shop. "Oh? A baby!! Look out Target." It's fun. I don't get all the hype about not having more than one shower either. Every baby should be celebrated equally. Although, baby stuff does accumulate quicker than anything else on the planet. Anyway, there's more impending showers on the horizon so I'll be cooking up the best diaper arrangement until then.