I had the pleasure of spending a few hours on Saturday with almost all of my favorite Durham lady friends. (I have only lived here a little over a year and I feel surrounded by such wonderful girlfriends already --what an amazing feeling).
During the time we spent together, I was:
showered with encouraging words and good wishes for the birth by each woman in attendance (I found myself a little teary during that part. go figure)
fed cupcakes, fresh figs, quiche, fruit salad, and some amazing dark chocolate
gifted with handmade gifts, awesome hand-me-downs, and a beautiful potted plant
witnessed each lady (both the crafty and not-so-crafty types in the group) make one of these sweet birds to be added to a mobile for the baby's room.
was given a little handmade book made up of everyone's prediction for baby's height/weight/length/gender/birthday (lots of guesses that we'll have a baby girl born on sept. 6th. we'll see...)
I left feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. And of course immensely grateful for all the strong, supportive women in my life.
p.s. see all the hand sewing going on in the photo above? love it!