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Sweet Pea's Baby Shower

As I've shared here before, our journey to parenthood wasn't easy. One year ago at this time I was preparing for laparoscopic surgery to officially diagnose endometriosis. To say that I was scared is an understatement. I was filled with so much fear and worry that it changed me. It was such a hard season of my life. After the surgery when we found out the severity of my endometriosis I went through another stage of grief and worry. I feared I'd never get to experience the miracle of carrying our child in my body! I allowed myself to experience all that I was feeling, but with support from my sweet Ry and my dear friends and family, I snapped out of it. With their love, along with endless prayer, I was able to turn all those bad emotions into hope and faith. With God's grace, our angels in Heaven, and the help of our amazing doctor, our itty bitty embryo once called Baby Cookie, now known as Sweet Pea, is kicking my belly as I type this post.

When I woke up on the day of our baby shower I realized that my excitement and joy for the day was the complete opposite of how I felt last year at this time. My happiness, compared to the sadness a year ago, was intensified tenfold. I took it all in! I remember, as I was getting ready for the day, how it felt to slip on my maternity tights and to look in the mirror and see my baby girl bump reflecting back at me. I can still feel the fresh air as I hoped into Ry's truck to head to the shower. I remember our arrival and pulling into the parking lot and seeing my beautiful sister unloading her babies and all the goodies she had brought for our shower. The room was full of so much pink, with fresh flowers, and the most adorable sweets. I'll always remember the smell of my perfume and his cologne, along with the scent of fresh lilies and pink roses that decorated each table at the shower. All the friends and family that supported us with love and prayers as we awaited this baby, came together to celebrate her miraculous life, and it was a day that I'll never ever forget. Our baby girl is already loved so very much.

It was more than just a baby shower, it was a reminder of God's love for us. For all the answered prayers we said, asking for a child to love and celebrate, that was the celebratory meaning of our shower. To dream of her first birthday, trips to Disney and pumpkin patches, nighttime bubble baths and bedtime stories, to have a child that will allow us to see life through her innocent eyes is such a blessing. We thank God for her every single day!

My aunt hosted our baby shower and she put so much time and love into making the day all that I dreamed it to be and more. To her I'll be forever grateful. My mom and sisters were a big help and my mother-in-law made the adorable pink cake.

As I was opening all the gifts for our sweet pea I had four adorable little girls helping me. They were so cute and truly a big help.

Each guest brought a book instead of a card. After the shower Ryan and I sat at our dining room table and read each note they had written to her. My dear friend and her littles also gave us handwritten letters that we will save for our baby girl to read someday. They told her how they prayed for her and how they can't wait to meet her. They have already welcomed her into their hearts with so much love and we are just so lucky to be surrounded by such wonderful people.

Here are the "bumpies" we snapped before we left for the shower. Follow along on Instagram @wendycorreen That's where I'll be sharing some of her adorable gifts and some new items from my favorite maternity clothing store PinkBlush. Stay tuned for an upcoming giveaway.

My dress is from PinkBlush here.

The baby shower invites are from Design and Donuts on Etsy.

In just a few weeks we are taking our birthing class and I'm really excited about it.

Thank you for following along and for your continued prayers! In just about 14 weeks she'll be earthbound.

Love xo
Wen, Ry, and Sweet Pea
Wendy Correen Smith
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