Friday, June 10, 2011

About To Pop

Jones is a little bit excited for his baby sister to come.

That's one of the pictures I took to use at Errin's baby shower.

A couple more:

We did a bubbles/ "She's About to Pop" theme inspired inspired by this shower:
Lots of planning and prep later...the day of the shower came.
That was yesterday.

I was finishing my morning of decorating when out of nowhere I started cramping in my stomach.
I could only take short breaths.
Deep breaths caused shooting pains in my stomach.
I couldn't get my breathing normal, couldn't relax my stomach, kept having these shooting pains, and was pretty much freaking out.

So I had Errin take me to the ER.

After routine urine/blood tests,
an ultrasound (suspected gall stones),
and a cat scan (ultrasound was fine, so suspected appendix)...
11 hours and 1 missed baby shower later I was diagnosed with gastroenteritis (inflamed gastrointestinal tract/stomach virus).

Worst ER trip ever.
Glad they were thorough with their tests, but there's no way that needed to take 11 hours to figure out (it wasn't that busy).
And there's no reason I had to wait 2 hours after the cat scan to be discharged with the instructions to take Tylenol as needed for pain and to eat a bland diet for a couple days.

I was SO bummed to miss Errin's shower.
And I felt awful she was hosting her own shower at my house without me.
But she was amazing finishing the last-minute preparations.

Danna reminded me about Amanda W's delicious salad.
Errin said this was everyone's favorite of the night:

Tortellini Salad

1 Package Tortellini
1 1/4 cup Blueberries
1 1/4 cup sliced Strawberries
1 cup Green Grapes
1/4 cup sliced Almonds
1/2 cup Briannas Poppyseed Dressing

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Combine pasta, fruit, and almonds. Pour dressing over salad and toss lightly. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Errin said the shower went perfect.

And today I feel pretty much back to normal.

And I'm getting excited for Errin to pop!


Joanna & Ben said...

super cute shower! Glad that you are pretty much OK but had to spend the day in the ER, that's never fun.

brentanderrin said...

Thank you shauna!!! For the almost perfect shower!!! Only thing missing was you!!

Evaly said...

What a cute shower! Your sis-in-law looks way to good for being about to pop :) I'm glad you are feeling better, what rotten timing. Oh, and next time you go to Pedro's, try a bean, cheese, and potato burrito. YUM!

Rachel Lyn said...

wow! when i clicked on the link, i thought shauna's is gonna be cute but no way will it be quite this ladies (just because she spent so much money on it). But yours is AMAZING! look sjust like it and i'm obsessed with your picture wall :) especially top left errin popping jones cheeks. And that salad looks amazing. You were in my prayers and thank gooodness you're ok!

Sherri said...

Sorry for the ill-timed, very unpleasant ER experience. Amazing planning meant the shower could go on without you. I'm impressed. :-)

Krissie said...

I love the decorations!!! I'm glad you are feeling better as well.

Sarah said...

A million times over I wish I had been there to help! You know I would have, and I wish I could have eased your mind. I feel so bad that all this happened to you!

danna said...

While that is the saddest story, that is the cutest shower! You did an amazing job, I am so sad for you that you missed it! Love all the cute food and decor and pictures, and, and, and, you are amazing!