My friends and family threw me and Avery an amazing shower when I was 29 weeks pregnant. We did the shower early because my sister, who lives 5 hours away, was 34 week pregnant and we wanted her to be able to attend. Looking back, I am so glad we did the shower early on. We received so many gifts that it took us the next two months to get everything organized and her nursery ready.The day of the shower was a great day. They put so many cute touches together to make it a beautiful shower. Her cake was amazing, the food was fantastic (which was wonderful to a big preggo lady like myself) and the games were fun. More importantly, our friends and family were all together to celebrate Avery. There were almost 30 people in attendance and I think it took almost 2 hours for me to open all of the gifts. Avery is truly one blessed and loved little girl. She was spoiled before we even made her grand entrance.
Looking back, I still can’t believe how naïve I was to assume our story would end with happily ever after. The shower was 3 months and 1 day before I buried my girl. It still amazes me how quickly everything can go from perfect to a complete mess so quickly. Avery barely was able to use any of the amazing gifts we received at her shower. I hate that there are so many things she never even touched. I cherish her gifts, especially those she actually used. And I cherish the memories we made during that shower. I am thankful for the family and friends we have that love Avery.