It’s a Baby Shower!

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Baby shower

We’re not celebrating types around this household – birthdays, anniversaries and the like barely get a nod. And that’s okay, it’s just who we are.

However, when one of my dear bloggy friends, Ado of The Momalog told me that she’d love to throw me a virtual baby shower, I just could not say no. It’s one of the sweetest, most generous gestures I’ve ever had the pleasure of being shown.

Ado has teamed up with two other wonderful bloggers, my lovely friend Stasha of The Good Life and one of my favorite people ever, Erica of yeah write to throw this baby bash (and don’t you just love the adorable button above created by Erica?).

Here are the details!

When: April 25th (linky opens at 3am Eastern) & 26th

What: 3 bloggers – Ado of The Momalog, Stasha of The Good Life, and Erica of yeah write will each be hosting festive baby-shower linkups to celebrate my soon-to-be born Scrumplet (any day now, people!).

What To Do: Follow the links below under Prompts, then go visit any or all three of the blogs below, and link up over 2 days! Do grab the badge from anyone of them to include in your post.

Prompts: 

The Momalog: Write a post featuring your favorite baby photo and a quote about motherhood. Like so:

Baby and quote

Monkey at 2 days old

The Good Life: Pin your favorite baby shower gifts for me at Pinterest. For example:

Love these Aden + Anais swaddle blankets

Source

yeah write: Write a post guessing the baby’s birth date, length, and weight. Like so.

Scrumplet will be born on May 5, weighing in at 7lbs, measuring at 20 inches! (okay, I have no idea, I’m just guessing, hehe)

Optional: Change your avatar to a baby photo of you or your baby when you link up.

Note: You can write a post and include all three themes and just link up once with any of the blogs above and it’d show up at all 3!

This is so fun, I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!!

I’ll be doing a recap/ thank you post on Monday – and I’m considering vlogging it, so stay tuned!

Have fun linking up and thank you all for celebrating with Scrumplet, Monkey and I. We love you all.

Ado, Stasha and Erica, my love and appreciation for all of you cannot be put in words. xo

Alison
Alison Lee is a former PR and marketing professional turned work-at-home mother. After a 10-year career in various PR agencies, and of the world’s biggest sports brands, Alison traded in product launches and world travel, for sippy cups, diapers, and breastfeeding. Alison's writing has been featured on Mamalode, On Parenting at The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, Everyday Family, Scary Mommy, and DrGreene.com. She is one of 35 essayists in the anthology, My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Leaving and Losing Friends. In 2012, she founded Little Love Media, a social media consultancy specializing in blog book tours, and because she doesn’t sleep, is an editor at BonBon Break, an online magazine. Alison lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and four children (two boys and boy/ girl twins).
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  • April 25, 2012 Stasha

    Yeay for your family growing any day now. So excited, cannot wait to see his cute little cheeks. Rest up my friend, the three wise women will be bringing gifts bestowed upon you by your bloggy friends 🙂
    We were considering flying over but all three of us suffer from frizzy hair and KL would make us curl up!

    • April 28, 2012 Alison

      If only you could fly out here!

  • April 25, 2012 Ado

    I still can’t get that little photo of the newborn baby on Stasha’s blog out of my head – so excited for you mama!!! (-:
    You deserve to be showered! xoxo
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    • April 28, 2012 Alison

      Thank you my friend for such a brilliant idea!

  • April 25, 2012 Julie

    Dear Alison,

    First of all, my uterus hurts, so thanks for that. All this baby stuff is driving us mad with baby fever over here, husband included!

    Second, I want to say that I am so glad to have known you over the last year. Thanks for being there from the beginning, for setting the bar so high and for being someone who will speak frankly.

    Last, I want you to know that we are praying for you, that you will have an anxiety-free birth, a safe birth, and a birth story that is so beautiful it crashes the internet with how many people rush over to read it.

    Looking forward to “meeting” Scrumplet!

    Julie
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    • April 28, 2012 Alison

      Dear Julie,

      Your #2 will come when the time is right, and my uterus will hurt and tingle then too, I’m sure (I just LOVE babies).

      Second, thank YOU for being an awesome friend over the past year (wow, a year!) and for being such a fabulous writer.

      Lastly, thank you for your prayers and good thoughts, we certainly need it!

      Scrumplet can’t wait to say hi to everyone!

  • April 25, 2012 Galit Breen

    Hooray, you! Can’t wait to ooh and ahh over your newest sweet ‘lil guy! xo
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    • April 28, 2012 Alison

      Yay, thank you!

  • April 25, 2012 Natalie

    Wow what a cool idea…and I so want some of those swaddling blankets this go around! Can’t wait for your bundle of joy to arrive!
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    • April 28, 2012 Alison

      They are so cute!

  • April 25, 2012 Kristen

    I hope I feel better so I can participate. This is the coolest!!!
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    • April 28, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Kristen! The linky is open until May 9 (my official due date!). Hope you feel better soon.

  • April 25, 2012 tracy

    Oh this is so much fun! Love what they are doing! xo
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    • April 28, 2012 Alison

      I do have lovely awesome bloggy friends.

  • April 25, 2012 Anna

    Congratulations Alison!!! So excited for you and wishing you all the best! Hope you enjoy your virtual baby bash this week. I wish I could make cupcakes to bring to the party but I did 2 posts for you instead 🙂 Hope you have a great week and love all the wonderful posts coming your way.
    Anna recently wrote…Baby Bash – Shower Gifts!My Profile

    • April 28, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Anna, loved your posts!

  • April 25, 2012 Lady Jennie

    Cool! If I can swing it while still on vacation (what day is it?) I’m in!
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    • April 28, 2012 Alison

      The linky is still open until May 9! Hope you play! (how’s your vacation?)

  • April 25, 2012 Stacey

    Happy Baby Shower!! I can’t wait to see photos of your sweet bundle and read your tales of a mother of two! You’ve got this, girl!
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    • April 28, 2012 Alison

      Thank you Stacey, I can’t wait either!

  • April 26, 2012 Jessica

    What a wonderful idea!
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    • April 28, 2012 Alison

      I do have the most wonderful and brilliant bloggy friends!

  • April 26, 2012 Absentmindmother

    I’m so excited for you! I wish you and your family the best.

    • April 28, 2012 Alison

      Thank you so much!

  • April 26, 2012 Runnermom-jen

    “Any day now”…holy cow, I can’t wait! Thinking of you, and hoping everything goes well with the delivery.
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    • April 28, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Jen, I’m STILL waiting! 🙂

  • April 26, 2012 JDaniel4's Mom

    This sounds like a lot of fun!
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    • April 28, 2012 Alison

      It has been so fun!

  • April 26, 2012 Charlotte

    OMG, is this the cutest idea ever, or what? That’s just lovely your friends are doing this for you 🙂 I can’t believe you’re due any day now. EEEEEP!
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    • April 28, 2012 Alison

      It’s is such an awesome idea, I love my friends!! And yes, EEEEEEP!!

  • April 26, 2012 Kelley

    What a cool and generous idea! I am so thrilled for your growing family, Allison!
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    • April 28, 2012 Alison

      Totally cool and generous! Thanks Kelley!

  • April 26, 2012 Cam

    what a great idea and a very sweet gesture!!
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    • April 28, 2012 Alison

      My friends are totally sweet and awesome1

  • April 26, 2012 angela

    Fun!

    Though I was secretly hoping for a giant, chartered, free jet plane to fly us all to shower you in person!
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    • April 28, 2012 Alison

      I wish, Angela, boy, do I wish.

  • April 26, 2012 2dayswoman

    Hi Alison! Just found your blog through the blogging world. Congratulations on having a baby, what a wonderful idea having a virtual baby shower! I’ll definitely be checking back on monday to read your recap-can’t wait 🙂
    Raquel
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    • April 28, 2012 Alison

      Thanks Raquel!

  • April 26, 2012 Rusti

    SO MUCH FUN! I so NEED to find some time to actually blog – I don’t want to miss out on this 🙂 xo
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    • April 28, 2012 Alison

      I hope you do, Rusti! The linky is open for until May 9!

  • April 26, 2012 Kristin

    Oh I guess I’ll need to dig around some sweet baby photos! Love the idea!
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    • April 28, 2012 Alison

      It’s such a cute idea isn’t it? The linky is open until May 9!

  • So many prayers for you to have safety and peace during your delivery. And after. 🙂 Ellen
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    • April 28, 2012 Alison

      Thank you so much Ellen. 🙂

  • April 26, 2012 Jessica

    This is awesome! I can’t wait to link up!

  • April 26, 2012 Kimberly

    Virtual?? Man, I was hoping we would all be offered a plane ticket to come see you and eat cupcakes. 😉
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    • April 28, 2012 Alison

      Nothing I’d like more, Kimsley!

  • April 26, 2012 Stasha

    Monkey is so cute. Then and now. Cannot wait to compare your boy’s photos 🙂
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    • April 28, 2012 Alison

      I can’t wait either!

  • April 27, 2012 Kir

    as usual I’m late!!!! but I’ll be posting (And NOT LINKING) tomorrow…just because. Just because I love you, and Monkey and that little baby boy you’re carrying.

    it gives me a chance to show some baby photos of the boys and some quotes I love….and tell you in pictures and words that I’m thinking of you.

    xoxoo
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    • April 27, 2012 Alison

      Sweetie, the linky is open for another 12 days!! Do link up!

  • Thanks for stopping by for my SITS day! Congrats on your impending little one. This online baby shower sounds like so much fun! Off to check out the links!
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