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Our Geek Baby Shower

Posted on 17. Feb, 2011 by pinky in Pinky, Uncategorized

We had our Geek theme baby shower/celebration on The 5th and it was great. We have such lovely friends who came to join us. Much much love and anticipation is surrounding #Koos’ arrival.

On the night before I had as usual planned way too much for us to do in my usual over ambitious way, The Geek is so infinitely patient with my big plans, but needless to say we did not get that much sleep on the Friday night.

We made sweet bags for the kids and candels for each family ( we asked that people light their candles when they hear we are entering our birthing time, not that we really believe in vibes coming to us, but more that it is nice to know that people are thinking of us and the collective goodwill for #koos’ safe arrival. I asked that people either tweet, FB or email the pictures to me so I can make a little collage of the candles and messages after Koos is here. So if you were not at the baby shower please still feel free to light a candle for us on the day and send us the pictures. @pinkhairgirl on twitter or email cameronsallyjane@gmail.com)
geek baby shower
geek baby shower

General geeky decorations and equations
geek baby shower
geek baby shower
geek baby shower
geek baby shower

We even planned a Rock, Paper, scissors, Lizard, Spock competition which Boo won, it totally slipped my mind to take any photos during the tournament but it was funny.
geek baby shower
geek baby shower
geek baby shower
baby shower

There was a fire engine ballpit/pool for the kids to play on and the trampoline which some not so small kids played on too. I believe that there are pictures of some of our jumpers?
baby shower
Rachel and her buddy Nate thick as thieves as usual
baby shower

We even had Greek Alphabet cupcake that @cupcakemummy on twitter made for us, and a tetrus cake that The Geek iced at about 4am and which I sadly did not get any nice photos of.
baby shower
baby shower

I made The Geek open all the presents as this is his first baby and he should be in on the fun, we made it very clear that presents were not required and that it was all about spending time with our friends and celebrating, but we are really grateful for all the generous gifts people gave.
baby shower
baby shower

A huge thank you to all our friends who came and made the day so special
The twitter crowd
baby shower
baby shower
Robyn and The Geek
baby shower
The babynet ladies and +1s and kids
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The Geeks family of course who I did not get pictures of. There are a few who escaped my camera but I just want to thank everyone so much for coming all the way out to our place. I know how much Capetonians hate driving far.

Thank you all so much, it was a really special day, and great to know so many people care about us and our little family

I am wearing the ‘I had sex’ badge

Posted on 04. Dec, 2010 by pinky in Pinky

Being pregnant is like wearing a big ” I had sex” slogan across your t-shirt. No one likes to imagine people they know actually having sex, especially friends, parents, siblings etc. We all know it happens and that neither we, nor the sprogs of our friends got there by wind pollination. As much as we might like to cling to this idea when thinking of our own parents.

Pregnancy is the public display to all that you had sex. The fact that everyone is trying to ignore and not think about at the social braai or family gathering is now out on display. You are announcing in no uncertain terms for the world to see that you had sex. Of course we know the non pregnant are having sex too, it is just easier to pretend they are not. You don’t have to try hard to block that part out, but wait until you have a bump – suddenly they all KNOW.

Telling your parents you are pregnant , no matter if the reaction is great excitement or rather more negative, still the unspoken conversation is there. “Mom, Dad, I had sex.” They do not want to think about this as your parents, nor do you as their child actually admit it, no matter how long or short you might have been with your partner. There are things kids and parents prefer not to discuss and sex is usually one of them.

But there is nothing quite like kids asking how the baby got in and will get out to highlight the fact that pregnancy draws attention to how the baby got in their in the first place. And you can sugar coat cute
egg and seed stories all you like but at some point they are going to understand the process of the 2 actually coming together (ooh look I made a clever pun)

I remember chatting to friends about kids discovering the birds and bees and most kids first getting the idea in terms of procreation, the realization that it is also just for fun comes later. As one friends daughter, who asked if she could watch the next time they were going to make a baby, illustrates.

How ironic that the one time in your life you wear the sex badge also is a sign of how in the future the amount you are going to be having said sex is about to decrease rapidly. Morning sickness, tiredness of the first trimester, expanding belly that needs to be planned around later and then of course the exhaustion of being a parent of a new baby that nothing can prepare you for, means you are going to be having less sex.

That said the 2nd trimester has not been that bad. So on that note of more admission of sex other than my expanding middle I leave you.