I'm still overwhelmed with what happened last Tuesday....
I never really expected a blessing like this could ever happen to me. Never. When I learned I was going to have a baby, that alone was a blessing enough. I remember the husband and I passing through SM Babies section at Megamall's SM Department Store. For the first time in our eight year relationship, we stopped and looked at all the cute baby clothing. It was then felt that it was high time that we have a child of our own.
Not realizing that as we browse around SM Babies, our daughter was taking form inside of me already. We already considered being pregnant a miracle.. What transpired after was more than the blessings we expected. From the moment I learned I was to be a mom, a wave of support, love, and excitement from all of our friends and family washed over us both. I can't tell you how helpful it was for me to be surrounded with such positivity while I go through the hurdles of pregnancy.
More so when ARC and SM Babies approached me with their intentions to throw me a baby shower!
SM Babies and Melissa of SM Babies, wanted to share with me through a baby shower that they have everything I could possibly need and want for my baby girl. From the basic essentials, to the fashionable finds, and even sustainable options. By bringing my closest blogger friends together to celebrate this special and making them experience shopping for my baby Camilla Claudette. :)
I feel incredibly blessed to have known such lovable, generous and utterly thoughtful friends in the blogging world that they have given Baby Claud sooo much during the Baby Shower. Not only the things they bought, but the time and effort they made in choosing each gift and taking time to join me at the baby shower. It fills my heart everytime I think about it now. And during the event, I felt as if my heart was ready to burst from happiness and gratitude.
ARC Public Relations worked incredibly hard in making the Baby Shower a successful event. Celine Gabriel-Lim, generously offered to host and she was incredible! Erica nd Krissy who labored away with the planning of the invitations, games and flow of the program that everyone enjoyed. And Jenny who put this all together for me and Baby Claud. I could spend all day thanking all of you and that won't be enough.
I really don't know what I did to deserve all this.. All I can think of is that every mom-to-be should have a moment like this. A moment that will make her feel special and make her anticipate motherhood more.
Seeing all the things my blogger friends got for Baby Claud, I can't help but wish for the time to come by quickly so I can give birth and start to dressing her up. Instead of thinking of the things that could go wrong, I am more excited for the future of being able to give her the best through the blessings I've received in behalf of her. Baby Claud is very lucky to have so many people excited to see her and those people making sure that she only experience the best in clothing. :)
Take a look at the event photos and what these lovely ladies got my Baby Claud for the Baby Shower. :)
|Alyssa, me, Hannah, Angela, Mikki, Jess|
|Christine, Tita Noemi, me, Jess, Krissy, and Jackie|
|Mikki, Martha, Jess, me, and Nicole|
|Martha, Alyssa, Jackie, Angela, Christine, and Krissy|
|Hannah and I, my #LiveAllOut #Laboracy2013 room mate and friend|
|Paul, Didi, Rowena, Michelle, Earth, Ana, and Jane|
|Paul, Ana, Mikki,me, and Earth|
|Me and Tita Noemi, one of the most influential bloggers in the Philippines. She's very inspiring. :)|
|Paul, me, Ana with our babies!|
|Alex and I, love love her taste in fashion! :)|
|Celine, Melissa of SM Babies, me and Jenny|
|Earth on Baby Charades|
Onesies! Baby Claud will be loving all the cute onesies her titas and tito picked out for her. :) I felt relieved that they've taken the choosing out of my hands because the last time I visited SM Babies, I got sooo overwhelmed!