First, it was advertised as a kegger party and was dubbed "Baby Tad's First Kegger". Second, all of our friends in the area were invited men and women, boys and girls, and 30-some people showed up! Well, there were some games. But the games included beer drinking races with the prize of suggesting a name for Baby Tad (Gertie Patootie - a frontrunner now!), and a "Pin the Baby on the Boob" game which had us in fits and giggles for a good hour. There was a huge boob drawn on poster board, and everybody (a little tipsy by that point - besides ME of course!) had to spin and try to stick little paper gap-mouthed babies closest to the nipple. Irreverent and hilarious. My boss won.
We grilled out, we drank our fill, and I didn't have to have the pressure of opening presents in front of anybody. When I got tired and swollen (around 9 - I'm super surprised I lasted THAT long!) a couple of folks just loaded the gifts into the back of our car, and off we went home to bed.
It was perfect! I didn't have to be the center of attention, I didn't have to cook or clean up! I DID, however, have to deal with being the only huge pregnant woman among our mostly non-married, mostly non-parent friends putting up with belly rubbing and 'is she kicking' and whatnot. But that part was pretty easy! Such fun!
But guess what? I didn't bring the flipping camera! So I only have one photo to show you until friends send me theirs. The Booty:
We have wonderful, generous people in our life. Tad is already very spoiled! Actually I look at the little shoes and think "that's going to go on my baby's foot" and then I immediately pass out. Also, our nursery now smells like baby all of a sudden - the diapers?
But, the piece de resistance? This little number from my friend Rebecca:
A bikini. Of course. I won't bore you with the back story, but I find this gift to be hilarious.
Also from Rebecca? A book called Porn for New Moms. Included: handsome men holding babies with captions such as "I told my boss i have to leave at 3:00 every afternoon so I can come home and give you a break." and "I changed the sheets so we can all snuggle up together in a nice, clean bed." Bubba is going through memorizing what he can.