We never dreamt to receive a shower here, really for 2 reasons: 1) we had only just arrived to post and 2) this was not our first baby. But since this was our first pregnancy, since the embassy folks are VERY hospitable, love a party and make everyone feel loved from day 1, and since everyone knows we can't exactly hop on down to our local Target, they were adamant to treat us to wonderful hospitality!
...And we can't thank our organizers (A, J & L...sorry no pic of all of us, darnit) and all of the friends who attended enough.
above (l to r): friend/organizer L, Mama to be, friend/organizer A beside game of measuring me
below (l to r): dinner & drinks, games & scenery, Mama opening gifts
above (l to r): Ceiba helping open Thai tea set, Mama & friend H, the girls helping me unwrap
We live in an apartment, so they planned the party on the roof after a work day. The weather was beautiful (I only got hot when all eyes were watching me unwrap) and the scenery was terrific. It just so happened that a new building a block over was getting ready for a grand opening, so was lit in beautiful blue lights from top to bottom. It was a nice backdrop to the shamiana (tent) and decorations. The food was wonderful, and the company couldn't have been better. Ceiba was in and out, being a social butterfly with the ladies fussing over her and helping me unwrap gifts. Chris hibernated back to our apartment, enjoying the solitude, checking periodically on us. We all had a great time and sincerely appreciated the wonderful wishes, gifts and company of our Dhaka family of friends.