I’m a working girl again! Well, sort of. My friend Shannon gave birth to a baby girl in May. She’s transitioning back into work by going part time right now. So I’m taking care of the baby on days when Shannon’s working. Baby Colleen is super cute and super sweet and pretty low key. Newborns don’t do much other than eat, poop, and sleep, but she’s starting to smile more and that’s really sweet!
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For Shannon G’s shower I wanted to find some fun shower games. She was not into the whole “let’s measure the Mommy’s belly” thing or the melted candy bars in diaper game (thank goodness- that just seems gross to me!). So I looked around online and found the Don’t Say Baby Game. As guests arrived I gave them all a hot pink Mardi Gras bead necklace to wear. Once everyone arrived I explained the rules of the game. You can’t say “Baby”. If you do and are caught then you give up your beads to the person who caught you. The guest at the end of the shower with the most beads wins a fabulous prize. I was the first person to lose my beads when I called Kiki “Baby”. Doh! It was really fun, especially because we all got a little competitive and MAN is it hard to not say baby at a baby shower!
The other game we played was baby pictionary. I borrowed a giant dry erase board from Gigi that’s on an easel. That made it super easy to play. Susan brought some dry erase markers for us. A few weeks prior to the shower I compiled the list of word clues for the game. I came up with a few on my own but then turned to Google. You would not believe what some people suggested! Pablum? Dilation? Crowning? Ok, I don’t even know what pablum is but it doesn’t sound good. And I sure did not want a bunch of ladies trying to draw a baby’s head crowning or any other anatomy class pictures! I finally came up with a good list: Continue reading