Thursday, February 17, 2011

No Baby Shower for Samantha

I was browsing photos when I was still in Japan and pregnant with my little girl. I remember our adventures and misadventures and how my pregnancy progressed. I also remember how much I've grown, both literally and figuratively speaking. I am thankful for the support of our friends, who so willingly accompanied me on my appointments to translate. And then I realized that I didn't get any chance to send out baby shower invitations when I was about eight months pregnant.

There were so many changes going on in our lives then. We had to move houses from Tokyo to Yokohama before I give birth and a baby shower was the last thing on my mind. It would have been great if I had one though. That way, all of Samantha's godparents in Japan could have gotten together and I would have had enough photos of them for Samantha to see when she is older. I guess I will just have to make up for the coming baby. I'll see to it that the next baby's godparents get to enjoy my pregnancy as well.

I sometimes envy looking at my mommy friends' baby shower photos, where close family and friends gather together to celebrate the coming of a new life. I missed that phase in my pregnancy, when we celebrate life and also find an excuse to indulge on gifts and go the distance. Well, there will always be a next time.

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