Woohoo! I made it through the baby shower!
Well, once that started it wasn’t that difficult. I had awesome friends helping me. I tend to get confused with a lot of people around, sorta ADD like and they helped quite a bit. Laura’s mother-in-law (I’ll call her W-obasan) was super helpful, too. She brought so much food! And Jody’s grandmother brought such delicious chicken salad. Shiz brought yummy cream puffs and tarts. There was a pumpkin pie from Chiaki (I think), but we didn’t get to crack that open. Sadness, because I love pumpkin pie. My mom made futomaki and inari zushi, her specialities. Everything was really delicious! 美味しかった。
Since I spent most of the week cleaning house (and sneaking in SC2), and that left me little time to plan any games. I googled baby shower games and picked the first few that required a pencil and paper at the most. I never realized how many silly and weird games there were. Also found out that a baby eel is called an elver.
After food, and games, there were cake! I bought a strawberry cake from Cake Kobo and I was sorely tempted to write something silly on the cake, like “Aliens!!!” or the like. I didn’t think Laura would like that, so I had them write, “Congratulations on the baby girl!” So I couldn’t think of anything else. I thought it was weird to write, “Welcome Baby Ume*” when she wasn’t even born yet.
Everyone loved the cake. Some people got seconds. Me included.
Still running around like a chicken with her head cut off. I tell you, ADD.
Finally, we get around to unwrapping all the gifts people brought. Laura got a high chair, swaddling blankets, lots of cute clothes and diapers. People were so kind. :)
After the unwrapping, that’s when most of the people left. A few left earlier. I handed out a lot of baby shower favors. Soap again. You’d think I’m obsessed with cleanliness since this is the 2nd time I’ve given soap away as a favor. No, I just don’t like giving away things that aren’t useful. And aside from nicely packaged soap, I don’t know what else would be useful. If anyone can think of something else that could be useful, please do let me know!
*Ume is not the baby’s real name. I’m just using it as a blog nickname for her.