NC Shower

Durham Restaurants Pregnancy


It’s been a while since I’ve posted, as I’ve been out and about before I hunker down for these last few months. Matt and I traveled back to NC for a quick visit with my parents and a shower put on by the lovely ladies of the church I grew up attending.


On Thursday, my parents took us out to the new Durham Hotel’s rooftop bar, and we met up with my good friend, Brooke and her husband! My, Durham has changed just in the 3 years since we’ve moved. We had some appetizers on the roof, and then moved on to dinner at The Counting House, which had trendy and tasty small plates.


My mom and I did a little shopping on Friday while we waited for my sister and Mazen to arrive. Then we got dressed up and headed to the shower at our family friend’s house.


The hostess had an amazing spread of food, including gluten free pita bread (never had this!) and some great dips and spreads.


The cake is from Sugarbuzz in Cary!

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I was showered with gifts and advice from the guests, and got to catch up with people I hadn’t seen in ages. The whole event felt kind of surreal as I opened teeny clothing and beautiful blankets that are for a little person!!


This bathing suit from my sister – so adorable!!

The shower made me feel so grateful for the people in my life! But, it also made me feel a bit anxious, because 3 months still feels like a long time before I might actually have a healthy baby. I guess you never stop worrying!!

Thanks to my mom and Lisa for making the shower happen!

I’ll be back with another post from the second leg of the trip…

  • Katy @ Dirt to Delish
    July 14, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    Such a sweet shower and cute cake! I’m sure that all of the baby goodies makes the wait seem even longer. You’re looking great!

    • Laura
      July 14, 2016 at 3:12 pm


  • Mom
    July 15, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    What a wonderful event and a great recap. Baby has clothes, sheets, towels, equipment, books, and a bathing suit. And I know you are working on her name….So wonderfully exciting, all of it.

  • Alison
    July 15, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    I’m due in mid September with my first (in Houston) and I can SO relate to feeling anxious before my baby shower. I thought I was the only one who felt that way and couldn’t figure out why I was so worried before the shower. it was the same fear about something happening to the baby. Its good to know I’m not the only preggo to feel nervous! Congratulations on your sweet baby girl! I enjoy reading your blog.

    • Laura
      August 2, 2016 at 12:33 pm

      Thank you! Good luck to you!