I worked at my part-time job as a video store clerk during the day. I came home and took a nap on the couch.
I got up about an hour before the baby party was supposed to start and jumped in the shower. I threw on my black second-hand maternity dress and the nifty maternity footless tights (red) that I got on clearance. I put on my new jewelery, newly acquired from the Caribbean from a trip that I couldn't go on because I was too pregnant.
We were running late, so out the door we went. My girlfriends were throwing the party, and it was NOT a baby shower. There were no decorations, no games, no cutesy cake. Dave went to work setting up the bar, and I helped with food prep.
By 7:30 or so, we figured most people that were coming were there so it was time for the toast.
We gathered everyone together, I gave my sister my camera with the instruction "you might want to get this".... and then:
It was perfect.