Spent the weekend celebrating "Dirty Thirty, Dirty Diapers." It was a combination of both my 30th birthday and my baby shower in the comfort of our own home in SF. Although my actual birthday is 4 days away, we felt it was appropriate to kill two birds with one stone. It was great for me because lately I've been having all kinds of preggo issues. To consolidate any type of social event is a win these days.
Over the past week I had been in and out of OB triage for both a pre-eclamptic workup and to rule out gallstones. Thank the Lord both were negative. Turns out I was experiencing right upper abdominal pain just from uterine stretching. What a relief! When ruling out gallstones, the first line of treatment was a change in diet. I was told to eat a non-fat/low fat diet. That type of diet is difficult for anyone. Now imagine a very pregnant me, with a baby shower/ birthday party around the corner! Again, I was blessed to be able to eat what I wanted at the party and had a great time.
The party was hosted by a whole group of people we love, including my parents, in-laws, siblings/sibling in-laws, and close friends. The decorations were done by both my husband and I. Because of how exhausted I've been, we decorated and organized our home for this party, little by little, over the span of two weeks. I'd say we were successful! Our friends and family loved the delicious comfort food, Filipino desserts, my pregnancy cravings table, baby shower games, headband making station, photo booth and karaoke! I was able to even fit in a short nap. It was a wonderful day.