Monday, October 26, 2009

Cooper's baby shower...

We had a baby shower for Cooper yesterday in the sunroom in the hospital cafeteria. My sister hosted the shower and did such a great job decorating a hospital cafeteria room! My nieces and nephew did a banner for the wall and it was so cute! I had such a great time being out of the room but was exhausted afterwards! My nurse wanted me to go down to the shower on a stretcher but I refused...I felt almost human and the wheelchair made things much easier to get around the room and visit. It felt great to see my family and friends all in one room and knowing that they are just as excited as we are to meet Cooper means the world to us. My sister found great ways to include Lily in the baby shower and it touches my heart to know that there are others that continue to miss her as much as my hubby and I do...

Here are just a few pictures of the baby shower~

Here are Cooper's goodies...I just can't wait to use all these things with him!

My sis got this frame...An angel looking over a baby...just like Lily is watching over Cooper~

Lily was there at the shower in spirit and we all continue to love her and miss her everyday!

The cake and the little cradles filled with candy that my sis did for our guests~

The banner that my nieces and nephew did for the shower...its kinda hard to read but it has Cooper's name on it with a bunch of artwork from Clayre and RJ (2 y.o. twin bro/sis), Abbi (5), Gracie (8) and Caitlyn (10) cute! Hehehe...thats my mom's head in the bottom right of the pic :)

We had a great day but it had its bittersweet moments, too. I just can't wait to meet him and these thoughts consume my daydreams. I just can't wait to have him here safely in my arms...


  1. OOhhh, I love the cake. How perfect. I am so glad that your sister found some wonderful and meaningful ways to include Lily... she will always be with you all.


  2. Wow, how wonderful. Looks like you got a huge amount of gifts for Cooper. God Bless.

  3. Oh jen how fun! I am so glad you got to enjoy a shower being in the hospital!!

  4. How neat, Jen. You look beautiful! I have to have one of those frames. Please let us know where your awesome sis purchased it. :)

    27 days to go! That's amazing. You can do it!

  5. Oh, how fun! What a great shower -- I love the photo frame. :o)

  6. Oh Jen I can just imagine what this meant to you. I couldn't help but have tears in my eyes and a lump in my throat. I am so happy for you. Lotsa love and hugs. xxx

  7. It looks like you and Cooper were spoiled! That is so sweet that she included Lily. It is also nice to see the face that belongs to the other Lily's mom! You look great!

  8. Aww! Little man is spoiled already!

    That was so sweet of your sister to include Lily at her big brother's shower!!

    You look fantastic btw!