People were surprised to hear about a Baby shower in a brewery, especially 60 year old traditional grandmas to be. The truth is, we are beer people and we love beer people. Before baby, weekly trips to different breweries were just part of the weekend itinerary. Holding this shower anywhere else would have felt wrong. Borederlands Brewing Co. was nice enough to host 100 of our closest family and friends. I love the rustic chic feel of this place and everyone loves the Horchata brew on tap. Yum.
The wheels started spinning for a baby shower as soon as we found out we were preggo. These wheels however belonged to my cousins Nely, and Yaya. Letting the mom to be in on any decisions was out of the question. I hate surprises by the way, Im too curious, controlling and paranoid. In the end, everything was perfection and I learned to let go and relax a little bit.
Because I'm 34 weeks pregnant and unable to enjoy brewery drinks, too much junk food, and fun in general, cake is all I have. My cousins know this and were sympathetic enough to let me chose this masterpiece.I loved the idea of a "naked cake". Limited frosting, rustic theme appropriate, 3 teired, filled with piña colada on the inside,decorated with fresh flowers on the outside.You know, nothing too fancy. The food was catered from one of the local Carnicerias; carne asada, beans, rice, salsa and guac. When informed of this, my mom proceeded to cook her own beans, rice, salsa and Birria " just in case". Mexica lady logic, " I don't know those people". a.k.a professional caterers/ long time business owners. Of course her food out shined anything the caterers could have made, they had no chance. None the less, everything was delicious and plentiful.
This sounds odd because we're about to give birth,but we are not baby people. I hate baby showers, I don't watch Disney movies.Children can feel my discomfort and become uncomfortable themselves. I know, terrible.I have a feeling it's all about to change in a few weeks. My baby bump feels like it's a natural part of me, always meant to be there. Although baby is the size of a pineapple, he doesn't feel heavy or out of place. He's comfortable, I'm comfortable and I've been lucky enough to have the smoothest pregnancy. It's like my body was saying, "you're 30,it's time". I suppose my clock was ticking without my knowledge. Thanks body. Baby bump lets me know when I need to eat by becoming nauseated and let's me know when I'm doing too much by becoming achey. I hear you in there, and I'm listening.
We wanted our shower to be fun and non traditional, with beer. Mission accomplished. When registering and putting together a list of things needed I asked for help. At least 6 different people looked over the registry to make sure it was appropriate. Do people use diaper genies? Or nah? Of course the fam and friends with years and years of experience with children knew exactly what we needed. In the end the love, support, advice, and gifts were amazing and we are seriously blessed and lucky. This day was so special and full of love. Thank you all.