Mini Baby Sprinkle
I had gone back and forth with Irwin about whether we should have a baby sprinkle this time around, but I wasn't feeling all that great (mostly feeling blah), so a party didn't sound like a good idea. Plus, I felt we had a lot of baby stuff that we could definitely re-use, with the exception of boy clothes, but even then I had been selective about Faith's clothes in her infancy and had a lot of gender neutral clothes. So technically we could make do with what we already have.
But I did feel bad about not having even a small celebration for the baby, and after discussing it further with my friends, I decided it would at least be great to have one last hurrah with my closest girlfriends and have brunch. It happened to be a GORGEOUS Spring day in the bay area, so it was nice to get dressed up for brunch. We went to the The Hideout Kitchen & Cafe in Walnut Creek. It was SO delicious, and we were lucky enough to get seated outside where we could really enjoy the weather. Good laughs all around, and good food WITH dessert.. I was just SO so happy to be out! And eating a meal without a toddler, and laughing and talking about the joys (and trials) of motherhood.
I felt so refreshed and so loved, not just with the shower of gifts, but to just be out with these girls.. I feel that I definitely need to make this happen more often (instead of just special occasions). There's nothing like getting together with your closest girlfriends to revive your spirit :)