The surprise of the shower came at the end, when my mom told me I had to close my eyes while they brought out one more present. I opened them (after what seemed like FOREVER) and saw this:
This cradle has quite the history. My Uncle Oliver MADE it for me when I was a baby, so both my brother and I slept in it. My parents kept it all these years. They showed it to me months ago because they thought I could use it, but it was definitely showing its age. They talked about restoring it at the time but then didn’t bring it up again, so I didn’t think much about it. Turns out they cleaned and refinished it, and then my Aunt Zonia made the bumpers out of the crib sheets that match the bedding in the nursery! I was completely surprised and moved to tears. We already have the cradle set up in our room, ready to be used!
When we got everything from the shower unloaded, here is what Charlotte’s room looked like:
I am completely overwhelmed by all the people in our lives who want to bless us as we prepare for Charlotte’s arrival. I can’t wait for her to be here so she can see just how loved she is!
I hope all of you had a great weekend as well!