With rumours circling about the arrival of little Louis, it brought back memories of the last time I saw Sara. It was at the baby shower her best friends had organised for her. What made this event bit special for me was that not only was it MY first baby shower, it was also Sara’s first baby shower. I cannot imagine what it would have been like to be centre stage at something despite not really knowing what to expect. I wonder if it was anything like photographing a baby shower without having previously attended one either ;-).
Baby showers are more common place in the USA as an opportunity for expectant mums to have a little celebration with their friends before their baby arrives. In the UK, we are only just catching on to this so I think initially, when Sara’s friends were convincing her to let them organise this do for her, she was a little apprehensive about what it would involve. However, once Sara saw all the effort and kindness her best pals were putting into making her shower a bit special, she quickly came round and began to relax in the trust that we would all enjoy ourselves on the day.
Nappy cakes, baby icecubes, personalised cupcakes and some party games with an interesting twist, everyone had a good time. I even put the camera down and managed to win one of the games, which resulted in a nice box of choccies 😉
At the end of the shower Sara opened some of the pressies her girlfriends had brought for her and her baby boy. I think this was my favourite part of the day. Seeing all those baby things laid out around us, was an exciting reminder of the impending tiny baby that would soon be in Sara and Stuarts arms. It all suddenly felt very real! Awwww
If the effort put into Sara’s baby shower is anything to go by, I have no doubt she will have some fantastic support (and surrogate aunties) on hand for babysitting duties in the very near future.
Congratulations Sara, Stu and the boys on your new baby brother, I shall be seeing you real soon xx