A rustic baby shower or baby sprinkle wasn’t something I original wanted for this pregnancy due my pregnant journey and the anxiety of being pregnant with a rainbow baby. If you are wondering what’s a “rainbow baby” or rainbow pregnancy”, rainbow pregnancy is pregnancy after a loss and rainbow babies are babies born after a loss. After going through a stillbirth in 2017, every stage regarding this pregnancy was nerve wrecking. But after months into my pregnancy, I had a change of heart. I made up my mind that I wanted to celebrate this pregnancy and blessing with family and friends.
For this baby shower, I knew that I didn’t want anything big or over the top. I envisioned a small gathering with people who have supported us through this journey. I wanted a brunch style shower and what better location than one of my favorite brunch spots, Woodberry Kitchen. Everyone who knows me or follow me on Instagram knows how much I love brunch. The first time I went to Woodberry Kitchen, I knew that will be my ideal location for my baby shower or future event. The food and service is amazing. The rustic location won me over. I have been obsessed with rustic themed events and this wedding event that my husband was the videographer solidified my obsession.
Weeks into my pregnancy, I started communicating my ideas to my friends, husband, anybody who cared to listen. LOL! I also created Pinterest mood board. Since my due date was fast approaching, February 22, I was expecting the shower to be in December or January latest. Boy was I wrong!!! Weeks after weeks with no hint of when my baby shower will be. Of course, I was super nosey trying to find out if my friends were planning a shower and the date so that I can plan my outfit. At 36 weeks into my pregnancy, I gave up being nosey. LOL! At 36 weeks and 2 days, I was in for a surprise when I walked into the room at Woodberry Kitchen thinking I was there for my usual brunch date with my friend. The room was filled with my friends and love ones. I was brought to tears. It was indeed the perfect baby shower with amazing people.
BEFORE THE SURPRISE…