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When It Rains It Baby Showers I – Reunion with College Friends

The rainy season has begun, and this week it has finally started raining in earnest! I’ve always hated the heat, and especially now that I’m pregnant and always feel overheated, I really look forward to cooler weather.

But this week, each rainy evening brought not only soothing rain showers, but also good friends and buddies from years back.

Today I had my second baby shower – this time with my good friends from college, most of whom I haven’t seen for quite some time (read, last seen years back). In fact, I wasn’t expecting this group at all – I thought it would just be a few friends from my org, but when I finally got to open the Facebook invite I was very pleasantly surprised that my batchmates & review schoolmates would also be there! It was one happy college reunion indeed.

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Unfortunately for us the rain really poured with a vengeance that night. Fortunately, it takes more than that to keep us apart. And lucky Oreo, because despite the downpour there weren’t much cars or flood on the streets, which was actually a bit wierd.

The venue was the quaint Epic Cafe at East Capitol. Hubby and I arrived a bit late, but so did the other half of the party.

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Honestly it was more of a reunion for us than a baby shower. The agenda was around 20% Oreo and 80% friends catching up. There was no program – or rather, they planned for one, with someone suspiciously carrying Dr. P adult diapers, but in the hustle bustle of people arriving and giving each other bear hugs they just gave up.

It took us about an hour to get over taking group photos, and another to fill in each other with updates on our lives. I also got to introduce Hubby to them finally, and since one of us was a newly minted lawyer, we even got free legal advice!

In the end I’m just really very grateful to baby Oreo for getting us together in that cafe on such a rainy night; I can’t imagine how else we could’ve pulled everyone out from their busy lives and take time to catch up.

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And as icing to the cake, we got two big gifts for baby Oreo! The First Years Close and Secure Baby Sleeper and the Chicco Baby Trainer Ergo Gym, both perfect for keeping Oreo safe & snug while we hang out in the house for the months to come. Oh, and I got to keep the pack of Dr. P!

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Baby Shower with the Superstars

Today was a fun- filled Saturday of games, gifts, and good wishes, and also a first for all of us who’ve never been to a baby shower before. Today Oreo was welcomed by his titos and titas as a baby Superstar 🌟!

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As the youngest in our Nestlé batch, I’m pretty sure no one expected to be throwing me a baby shower first, but they did a really great job at, especially our lovely host. Of course Hubby was also there along with our other significant others.

We started off some food – Shakey’s pizza & mojos, salad greens, lovely home-baked lasagna, really good cheesecake, some Iko’s cupcakes that we brought and some drinks, and I admit that even if I’m already supposed to be watching my weight already, I helped myself to everything except the cupcakes and soda (sorry, Oreo).

Then came the games. The first one was we had to guess which baby pic is who, and after some head-scratching, we scored perfect! Yep, we’re competitive like that!

The second one was even more fun – we had the guys including Hubby drink fresh milk from feeding bottles! I guess it was a lot harder than it looked because they were all struggling to suck, but eventually the boys got the idea and bit the nipples.

We also had our photos taken, then our host made the boys line up and make faces representing the 9 months of pregnancy – from sex face until birth!

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Then came early Christmas. There’s only one thing more fun than shopping for baby stuff – getting them for free, all wrapped up in pastel gift wraps. I made a registry a few weeks back at Baby Company at SM North EDSA The Block, and it took me a lot of effort to keep myself from buying the things I just registered for.

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Here’s a list of the things I got from my Superstar batchmates, waaaaaaaayyy more than I expected to get in one baby shower. I even got a baby showcase from just one person – 5 items in just one box!

  • The First Years Deluxe Fold & Go portable changing kit
  • Beco Bloom Bag Organizer
  • Bloom Nursing Pillow Blue
  • Summer Swaddle Me
  • Chicco Sterilizer
  • Crystal Living Case
  • Nursing Feeding Wrap Cover
  • Owen Starter Set Towel
  • Bamboo pocket diaper
  • Rubber sheet
  • 4pc feeding bottles Newborn Starter Set
  • 4bottles Gerber
  • Superstar onesie!


  • Even until now, I’m still a bit unsure if all baby showers go like this, if my batchmates just got too shopping-happy for their first baby shower, or they’ll really just a generous lot. Most likely the last two combined, and I’m not complaining!

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    Thanks Superstars! 🌟