• My Baby Shower

    April 8, 2014

    My baby shower was so fun! My sister, mom, and aunts did such a nice job with everything. They definitely made it a special day for me!

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    My shower was alphabet-themed, so there were all sorts of adorable decorations: baby blocks, strings of letters, and little signs labeling all of the different foods and drinks.

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    The menu included sandwiches, salads, and a number of brunch favorites.

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    Including a variety of (Q is for) quiches.

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    And, of course, the dessert table was packed with tons of delicious treats. My family knows how much I love dessert!

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    There were carrot cake and Oreo cupcakes, two of my very favorites!

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    And chocolate!! So much chocolate! Chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate-covered pomegranate seeds, and chocolate-covered Oreos!

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    My sister also coordinated a bunch of baby shower games.

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    I got 7 out of 10!

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    Yarn game!

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    And then it was time to open presents!

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    Oh, there were so many gifts for Baby Haupert. The photo above is just a fraction of them!

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    Our families keeps asking us about Baby Haupert’s name, but Mal and I are keeping it a secret until he’s born. Right now, we’re telling everyone his first name is “Hippity” as in “Hippity Haupert.”

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    I received so many amazing gifts from family and friends, but the baby clothes were definitely some of the highlights for me.

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    Baby boy clothes can be so incredibly cute!

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    Bow Tie Tuesday?

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    Mal’s epic pug family shirt!


    My baby blanket, Harry, also made an appearance at the shower. My mom kept him safe and sound over the years and even had him repaired with a new light blue satin edge.

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    I was so happy and surprised to see Harry after all of these years, I immediately burst into tears. It was such a nice gift and now I can give it to Baby H!

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    CrossFit ladies!

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    My sis and me!

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    Parents-to-be and a pug who has no idea what he’s in for once Hippity arrives!


    P.S. A big shout out to Kate (here’s a link to her Etsy shop), who sent my sister the paper decorations for my shower. Weren’t they adorable?!

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    { 30 comments… read them below or add one }

    Chelsea@TableForOne April 8, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    What a sweet party. I loved the theme…such a unique idea. Can’t wait for baby Hippity to arrive!


    Stephanie @ Whole Health Dork April 8, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    What a beautiful shower! Such a great idea with the alphabet theme. I love your blanket! I also had a rabbit blanket when I was younger. What a sweet idea for your mom to do that!


    Pam April 8, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Aww happy baby shower!
    So happy for you 🙂 Long time reader, can’t wait to see baby on the blog in those cute outfits! XO


    Susan April 8, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    So sweet that your mom gave you your blanket – Love that!!!! Makes me think I need to put my littlest one’s “DD” and keep it for his child!!! Thank your mom for the great idea!!!


    Shay @ Whine Less, Breathe More April 8, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    What an incredibly special day!


    Jenny April 8, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Such a cute shower!! Your family did a great job!


    Rachel April 8, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Looks like a wonderful day, so happy for you! Love your dress and you look great in it!


    Ali Q April 8, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    So cute! Love the alphabet theme!


    Michelle B April 8, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Aw how sweet! Love all the decor! And little boy clothes are just adorable. I love the little bow ties. I can’t wait, my shower is this Saturday, except I’ll be surrounded by pink instead of blue! I’m just hoping that I can keep it together but I have a feeling that won’t happen! Stupid hormones ha ha. I’ll console myself with desserts. All of them. 🙂


    Kendall April 8, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    Aw! The alphabet theme is so cute, love the pug family shirt 🙂 looks like a successful baby shower


    Sara @ LovingOnTheRun April 8, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Wow what a thoughtful and well put together shower! You look amazing!


    Theresa April 8, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Oh my gosh that shower game is SO GOOD! I’ve never seen that before either, so original! Pinning! 🙂 You looked adorable, and that is SO special your mom saved the blanket. I love how you’re keeping the name secret. My sister didn’t know the sex of my nephew, so we just called him baby “Tuff” because my brother in law said the baby would be “tuff” because my sister was sick in the beginning of her pregnancy!… I love “Hippity”, too cute 🙂 You looked great, that was a perfect dress!


    Cheri @ Overactive Blogger April 8, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    The colors in this shower are brilliant! Looks gorgeous!


    Kelsey at The Primal Yogi April 8, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Adorable theme! What an exciting weekend you must have had 🙂


    Emily April 8, 2014 at 6:14 pm

    You look great in that dress and necklace! Also I haven’t commented during your pregnancy, but it’s so inspiring how much you’ve kept up with CrossFit. I’m a long time from having kids but I hope I’m as active as you are! (And am I the only one thinking that girl in the photos looks like she could be your daughter?? There’s such a resemblance!)


    Lacey April 8, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    What an adorable idea to turn your baby blanket into a new one for your son! Now I wish I’d kept mine from childhood so I could do the same! (But who am I kidding? It was probably too icky to be a hand-me-down. Haha.)


    Audrey @ In Shape Cupcake April 8, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    This might be the coolest baby shower I’ve seen lately! Love the guessing game for the pregnant celebs! Haha
    Can’t wait for baby Hippity to arrive 🙂


    Erica @ For the Sake of Cake April 8, 2014 at 7:36 pm

    Omg, everything is adorable!


    Livi April 8, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Your dress is adorable! It looks like a super fun party!


    Alex @ Kenzie Life April 8, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    The alphabet theme is so creative! It looks like a great party and such a fun time! I love the pug shirt 🙂


    Erika April 8, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Loved the theme and your dress! Super cute!


    Lynn @ The Actor’s Diet April 8, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    So sweet. I feel like I’ve seen you attend so many baby showers on the blog over the years, how lovely to see your’s!


    Kayla April 8, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    Super D duper cute! Love the alphabet idea and I’ve never seen that before. Not even on Pinterest!


    Runner Girl Eats April 9, 2014 at 6:26 am

    I love the theme. Baby H is lucky to have so many people waiting and ready to meet him. And everything about the house you are in! Those colors are so stunning 🙂


    Jackie April 9, 2014 at 10:42 am

    What a nice shower!


    Caitlin April 9, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Oh my gosh your outfit is SO cute! I love that dress/necklace combo; I have a similar dress/necklace that I pair together often.


    Megan April 9, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Oh, Tina – you and Mal just look so happy. Congratulations!


    Jade April 9, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    I”m sure it’s been said in the comments already, but I’m on the side of keeping the name a secret! So many people, if you reveal before baby is born comment on what is wrong with your name choice! It makes you go all buggy! But if you wait til they are born, they will not question your choice. I’ve also had people get extremely mad at me for not sharing before our kid was born and I was thinking “Why are you mad, it’s not like I made this baby for you?” (It was a co-worker who is a very nosy type of person)


    Kim @ Perfectly Kim April 10, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    What a special day for you! I love the theme! I know I would have cried about the blanket too and I’m not preggo….just a big mush. 😉


    Purelytwins April 11, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    looks like an awesome baby shower!! I can’t wait to have mine 😉
    I will have to show Michelle this post so she can get some ideas, haha


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