This week we finally got to reveal our final decision on the girls' names. After much deliberation and negotiation, and going back and forth from our first choices, Shaniqua & Latifah, we landed on two lovely names for two lovely girls: Kayla Renee and Hannah Jolie.
Also this week, I was lucky enough to celebrate the approaching arrival of our baby girls with two groups of people!
At work, my good friend Miyuki threw a lovely shower with all my coworkers/friends. We had a beautiful cake and laughed and chatted about funny baby stuff like meconium, freaking out all the guys in the room! My coworkers were so generous, they pitched in to get a bassinet pack n' play, some much-needed bottles, some princess books (can't have enough books!), and a home-made wreath of diapers with goodies all over it! Now that we have the pack n' play (for the girls to sleep in for the first few months), we're almost entirely ready! We had lots of fun!
On Saturday, my friend Tami threw us baby shower so that family & friends could celebrate with us too. She graciously allowed us to take over her house, which was decorated with streamers, balloons, and all kinds of fun baby decorations. Sara brought a super-yummy cake decorated with the girls' names so that we could reveal our final decision to everyone. We played fun games like, Guess How Big Around Stef's Belly Is (hey, why was everyone so far over with their estimates?!) and Sniff the Dirty Diaper/Guess the Melted Candy Bar - eww! It was fun to open the gifts, especially the super-cute girly clothes and SHOES! Awwwww... A few weren't able to make it, but lots of our friends and family sent along very generous gifts to help us get started. (Thank you, Grandma Rosemary!)
Thank you to Miyuki and Tami for putting so much effort into making it such a fun day! We feel so lucky to have such generous friends and family to help us welcome our girls, but most of all, we know our girls will be LOVED & HUGGED to pieces!!!