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Mom-To-Be Alexandra Says: Forget The Gifts, A Baby Shower Is All About Friends & Family! Agreed?

Thu, June 23, 2011 5:50pm EDT by Add first Comment
Posted Thu, June 23, 2011 5:50pm EDT

It was time to celebrate the upcoming birth of my baby boy, but in all honesty, all I was looking forward to was seeing my friends after being cooped up for so long! Oh, and did I mention the dessert…

As the end of my pregnancy was nearing, the extra weight, the large round protruding belly, the aching back and limbs all lent itself to making the simplest of tasks quite daunting. Eating and drinking nearly put me out of breath!  My cosmetic routines were no longer a priority, and I found myself enjoying my terry cloth pants a little too much…so much that I wore a hole in them!

So the week leading up to my baby shower, I used it as an excuse to treat myself to some much needed pampering starting with a relaxation prenatal massage at Destination Maternity, a new “mommy” haircut at Oscar Blandi (I chopped 6 inches off my mane), and a manicure and pedicure (though I could barely see my feet).  I then headed over to my favorite maternity boutique, Rosie Pope on Madison Avenue to pick out a dress for my baby shower. (A maternity must have for me and staple under any dress is the Blanqi Bodystyler).

I was absolutely blown away by the baby shower that my sister and the godmother-to-be of my son threw for me!  The setting was so personal and no detail was overlooked at this Tiffany blue themed baby shower.  From French macaroons to the frosted cupcakes from Tonnie’s Minis, the “Baby Boy” cookies from Eleni’s, everything was not only color coordinated, but tasted delicious.

There were also beautiful decorations and flowers, and champagne and Bellinis from Cipriani. I opted out of the traditional opening of baby gifts, as I was more interested in spending time with my guests than opening up the array of presents.  It was a room full of my favorite people, and I wanted to soak up every moment with them in celebration, for without their love and support it would not have been such a special afternoon.

How do you feel about the idea of opening baby gifts at a shower?  As a guest, do you look forward to it, or do you find sitting through hours of looking at onesies a bit boring?

–Alexandra Osipow

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