Diaper bags!

June 20, 2010 § Leave a comment

Ok so we’re T-6 days until my tiny peanut’s party!  Next Saturday, my glorious girlfriends are throwing my peanut her baby shower so my fave women and I can celebrate the life in my belly.

One of my closest girlfriends from high school, C, can’t make it.  Boo.  After going to share in the experience that is Sex and the City 2 together the other night, C said she had my shower gift in her car.   Excitedly, I watched her pop her trunk and it came into view.  It was… a Petunia Pickle Bottom (aka PPB) diaper bag.  Sigh.   My bag isn’t really like this (it’s dark brown with gorgeous reddish pink flowers embroidered on it) but the style is the same.  C said she wanted to buy me something I wouldn’t have bought myself.  Double sigh.  I cried all the way home.

Last night, after consuming a stupendous beef stew I made I went to meet another of my besties, E, for ice cream (at Dairy Queen of course).  Before wolfing down our respective blizzards, E surprised me with another early gift- a diaper bag she’d had made especially for me at HotMama Handbags!  It looks just like this and is altogether fabulous!  At first, I have to admit, I was a bit confused as to what I should do.  E couldn’t return hers b/c it was custom but maybe C could return hers and I could get something else?  After a thorough discussion with E, it was decided that both were actually essential.  They were in totally different colour palettes and as such, would go with different outfits.  E went through two identical diaper bags in her first year of being a Mama so it was agreed I would just rotate these two beauties which would make both of them go further.  Now that’s my kind of decision!

My Mom arrived yesterday afternoon in advance of the shower.  She’s volunteered to weed my garden and plant the annuals we bought today in advance of our garden party next Saturday.  How fantastic is that?  I love my Mom.  Like a lot.

Also I feel the need to update the below stroller-related post.  After much thought, we’ve decided against the Bugaboo Chameleon and are, instead, choosing the Phil & Ted’s Vibe.  The double seat really sold us and my very practical husband really appreciated the ease with which it folded (even with the double seat attached) and the turn-on-a-dime maneuverability.   This is our final answer.

All in all, another fantastic week in the life of Rhiana.  Oh and I told my beautiful stepson today that his baby sister’s first party was next weekend.  He said: “Oh!  You got her out already?”  Heh.  Not quite little man, not quite.

Big big love to all those swollen, swaying bellies out there!

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