Pregnancy Update

Well, the countdown is on… In fact, we are less than six weeks from meeting our baby girl. It’s so hard to believe. I’m 33+ weeks pregnant. And thankfully baby girl is doing just fine! Indeed, it feels as if she is getting bigger every single day at this point – as am I!

Preparations are coming along, but slowly. Admittedly, and in the words of my doctor, this has been a very rough pregnancy. I’ve had several fairly serious complications that have limited my energy and productivity. It’s been tough not being able to do as much and accomplish as much as I’m used to doing. I’ve just had to slow down and listen to my body and take care of myself and my baby.

So, I’m especially grateful for supportive friends. This past weekend, a dear friend took me by the hand for a big shopping excursion to get some of the practical, functional must-haves for a new baby. And I was so thankful for that.

Truly, all the little acts of kindness and love are so very appreciated.

Exquisite florals by Franzie’s Floral Design

Details of My Baby Shower

Speaking of… In order to help us prepare, my sister Kelli and a handful of my sweet friends hosted a baby shower a few weeks ago. To say I was blown away by their efforts would be an understatement. Indeed, there were so many special, personalized, creative, colorful touches. Most importantly, I felt so loved to be surrounded by so many friends and family. Truly, it was the perfect celebration.

I hope you don’t mind a plethora of photos today! It sure was fun to relive the day as I put this post together. I am just overwhelmed in the best possible way. I hope you enjoy perusing these.

Keep scrolling for all the creative sources and outfit details

Some family photos…

Baby girl’s big sisters and my family. My Granny made the most special handmade quilt for baby girl!

Party details… 

So many creative ideas! All the special details blew me away and had me grinning from ear to ear!

More party scenes…

Creative Credits

Balloons : Big Ass Balloons

Cake : Edible Designs by Jessie

Cookies : The Curated Cookie

Flowers : Franzie’s Flower Designs

Laser cut personalized details : Paper Flour Ink

Macarons : Macaron by Patisse

Of course a major thanks to my shower hostesses: Kelli Colbert, Donae Chramosta, Claudia Contreras, Sheree Fredee, Lina McCarty, Sukaina Rajani, Lyndsey Zorich.

And a special thanks to a few more ladies who went above and beyond in helping: Ashley Cardoza and Julie Weinstein.

What I Wore

Before I close, I must thank my sweet friend Babi of Sachin & Babi for sending me this beautiful dress for my baby shower. It was perfect for the occasion, and indeed it will be a cherished keepsake. Also, you might remember that I also wore this dress to the Kentucky Oaks – “pink day” at the Kentucky Derby. Additional outfit details can be found below.

Side Note : Inadvertent / Maybe / Kind of / Sort of Name Reveal?

I’m sure you’ll notice some personalized details from the shower – which I adore!

Well, I have to point out that while I thought we were completely sold on our baby girl’s name, there has been some last minute wavering. So, we will see. Stay tuned. 😉

In Closing

Finally, thanks for stopping by. And thanks for allowing me to share this special time with you. We hope to see you around here all week, as we have some fun things in store!

Photos by Daniel Ortiz


  1. Jenn Lake says:

    What an amazing day! So thrilled for you, lady!

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks friend! Wasn’t it a lovely celebration?

  2. Sheri says:

    Hi Carrie,
    What gorgeous photos of the shower! How sweet are those photos of your extended family.

    Take care,

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Sheri! It sure was a special celebration. 🙂


  3. Lee says:

    What a beautiful shower! That unicorn cake and those unicorn macarons are simply adorable; and it’s wonderful to see all the joy on everyone’s faces!

    1. Carrie says:

      Hi Lee. I loved your comment about the joy on everyone’s face. I felt that for sure. 🙂

  4. This is the prettiest shower I have EVER seen!! I mean, look at those GORGEOUS flowers!!! You look so beautiful!!

    1. Carrie says:

      Ah, thanks friend! Kelli and my friends outdid themselves. The whole thing was filled with love. So special.

  5. Emily says:

    What a beautiful shower! I am so happy for you, C! Best wishes for a quick, uneventful next few weeks and healthy baby girl! Xo

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so very much, Emily! I appreciate it so much. Hugs.

  6. Leslie says:

    Beautiful, beautiful my friend. A special celebration indeed ♡

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much for being there, friend. It meant the world.

      PS – I’ll email you some pics.

  7. Jennifer says:

    Looks like it was a wonderful day! Love the unicorn theme… they did such a great job planning this! That colorful cake has your name written all over it and those flowers are a dream! You look gorgeous! Glad to hear you are taking it a little easier on yourself. The next 6 weeks will fly by! I mean…can you believe how quickly the pregnancy went by?!

    xo, Jennifer

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks for all the kind words, Jennifer! It was surely a special celebration.

      You know, on one hand, it’s been rough physically for me – and I’m ready for this portion of the adventure to be over. But yes – on the other hand, in some ways it has gone by quickly! And there is something remarkably special about carrying her inside, all protected and safe and sound and growing.

      I know you understand, given you’re going through this now too. Enjoy the miracle of it all!

  8. Tasha Juli says:

    What a beautiful party! Everything looks top notch. The flowers were my favorite!
    Tasha Juli

    1. Carrie says:

      Thanks so much, Tasha. The flowers really blew me away as well.

  9. Erin says:

    Oh, Carrie
    Thanks for sharing these beautiful baby shower photos of you & your friends/family. It looks like a perfectly put together event, fit for a princess! ???

  10. Karen says:

    Every mom-to-be deserves to be showered with love and friendship! It’s wonderful to see you let yourself be the center of attention, for a change:) Once your baby arrives, she will be showered with love for years to come. It was your turn and it looks like a special day was enjoyed by all. The name London is just beautiful. I have my fingers crossed that once you see your baby you will know what her name is meant to be. My husband Mark refused to choose a name for both of our children until the day they were born. (I did have a short list available of name nominations for him to consider beforehand, of course:)

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