Wednesday, September 28, 2011
My How Showers Have Changed......
I have to admit it has been awhile since I've been to a baby shower. Given my work schedule, for the past oh, 28 years, weekends are pretty much out for parties/showers/graduations/etc. So when a baby shower is held on NOON on a wednesday I'm there.
Today's shower was for a fellow nurse, given by a fellow nurse and attended by nurses.
(hence the midweek, midday well attended shower) The guest mom of honor is exactly 32 2/7 th weeks for those of us who count. And we intensive care baby nurses count....oh do we count.
The blurry image of Patty, who would be mortified to be on the blog with her nose in a Pamper, is the best I could snatch without her knowing. Apparently I have been out of the baby shower loop for so long that I was the only one who was new to the GAME.
A piece of chocolate candy is smashed in each of several Pampers. The shower attendees, sniff the diaper and write their candy guess on a heavily guarded piece of paper...
Yes we sniff diapers at showers. I have to say that, although new to the game, my partner Jolanta and I were darn accurate. We got 7 out of 8 candies correct.
We did dare say that we could probably identify FANNIE MAY candies smashed into a diaper.
We are after all , nurses. People still give nurses chocolates as a thanks. And, We accept said chocolates wholeheartedly.
So when we weren't sniffing Pampers we were in awe of the baby gifts. Lots of yellows and greens for the Millenium baby whose ultrasound results were not shared among the guests. We may know the L:S ratio but not the gender. We had our guesses of course. Was it a Mickey or a Minnie? (the shower theme was Disneyed_)
The cabled baby bibs I found on Ravelry yesterday and I LOVED them. I am going to have to make them. Except they have a button closure and well, you know safety and all. The safety of this baby is not to be worried about. The mother of the baby even got a baby bath thermometer in the shape of an octopus. Really? A baby bath thermometer? I think the old finger test is still pretty safe and accurate.
Then again, you don't know where that finger's been.....it may have been holding a chocolate filled Pamper.............