We arrive at Julie and Joseph's house and rang the door bell. The door opened and we went in, ang daming bisita (lots of guest), I scan the people and seen familiar faces, there's Joseph and then Julie and then Maan. I felt very excited.
Joseph was my high school classmate and Julie was his longtime girlfriend, both of them are member/officer of the Military Police (MP) of the school while Maan is Joseph's cousin who was then a junior student and a member of the music family where I also belong. This meeting was important for me because I rarely meet up with old friends since I went to work in Dubai and if I remember it right, it was only on Facebook that I learned Joseph and other old friends are here as well.
Back at the baby shower party, it is such a fun event and honestly, it's my first time to attend a party with this theme.
The couple will name their angle SAMANTHA JULIANNE, very feminine, I googled the meaning and etymology of both names - Samantha Julianne. She is now eight months expecting to pop come January 2011. With the permission of her mom I present to you Samantha Julianne...
Oops! Guys let's keep the excitement at bay for the mean time until we see her in person, after all January is just a month away, a little party here and there for Christmas and New Year, we will be welcoming our friends new bundle of joy.
Aren't they pretty?
We tried it on too
Baby shower dates back the most ancient times. According to my research evidence suggest that mothers got together to give new parents items they would need for their new child. Often these were items that had been used by their own children or what we call nowadays as hand-me-downs but basically the purpose of these events was to help prepare parents for the birth of a new child.
Later on as the event evolve, it became associated with entertaining the soon to be mom. In Victorian times, new moms are sequestered with their infants for one month and was said to be pretty lonesome which is no longer true today as we all feel that having a baby is such a joy and staying with her gives us happiness and feeling of fulfillment.
Baby shower are for the wealthiest families only until the World War II, after things change and more people afford to throw a baby shower party as family income increases. At this time the baby shower purpose is to bring the family of both parents together and to remember that a new bundle of joy is on its way and it is definitely the best time to throw a party.
Julie and Joseph live to the true meaning of baby shower and even though not all of their family members are present because they are both here in UAE and miles away from them, they are still able to reunite friends and few loved ones. Those of us who brought presents which are not really hand-me-downs will help the couple to have the necessary things they need during the first few months of their angle Sam.
I have given birth twice and having to see your child for the very first time is always a different high. The feeling of having to meet the new born is a priceless moment in the lives of new parents.
To Julie and Joseph, me and my family wishes you a safe delivery and a very healthy baby girl