Hello all! I’m so pleased to announce that baby E arrived in April and it has been an absolute whirlwind.
At 29 weeks, I became ill with severe preeclampsia and pregnancy induced hypertension and was admitted to the hospital. After a week in the hospital, doctors were still unable to get my symptoms under control and decided to perform an emergency C-section. Baby E was born 5 days prior to the my scheduled baby shower and 10 weeks early of my due date (June 24). As a result of her early arrival and low birth weight (2lb 14oz), she was placed in the NICU.
Having a baby in the NICU is overwhelming and terrifying. I just wanted to spend a day surrounded by my family and friends, so my baby shower took place as scheduled and became an arrival party! Photos of Baby E were on display around the house and guests gave me tons of premie outfits, diapers, and all the necessities of bringing a baby home early.
The theme for the baby shower was “Pineapple of my Eye” and it was an absolute blast. Having a shower with such a playful theme allowed guests to relax and enjoy the blessing (as unorthodox as her arrival was). 5.5 weeks after the baby shower, Emiliana was finally released from NICU with a clean bill of health and ready to take on the world.
We decorated her nursery in a Lilly Pulitzer theme to go hand in hand with her baby shower theme. Lilly is one of my favorite designers and I couldn’t imagine decorating Baby E’s room any other way.
Like I said, it’s been a whirlwind but every great adventure has to start with a bang.
Thank you to my amazing friend-ors that made this all possible!
Baby Shower Photographer: Krystal Zaskey Photography
Newborn and Nursery Photographer:Elizabeth Haase Photography
Baby Shower Planning and Styling: The Majestic Vision
Baby Shower Florist: Orange Blossoms Floral and Event Styling
Baby Shower Printed Material Design: Chirp Paperie
Baby Shoer Hair and Make Up Artist: Jen Bah
Thank you to all my amazing clients, family, and friends for being so supportive during this crazy time. I’m looking forward to getting back to work!