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Is This REALLY My Baby Shower?

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Mom-To-Be: As I unwrapped onesie number eighteen (or was it nineteen?), I rose above my body. I watched as someone who looked a lot like me opened baby gifts as her friends and family oohed and ahhed. I looked on as she was instructed by a longtime mom to pass around the adorable little clothes, shoes and toys so her guests could hold them. I laughed a little. Of course she didn't know that. She'd never done this before.

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Was this really my baby shower? I looked down at my bump. Yup, I was definitely prego, with a capital P. But before this lovely Saturday filled with finger sandwiches and games, I was always the one attending baby showers, the one in the back of the crowd gossiping and drinking my wine, not at all invested in the Bumbos or Diaper Genies being opened by the mom-to-be. In fact, I had no idea what those things were. I felt like Carrie from "Sex and the City" when she said she thought a Diaper Genie was a guy who helped change the kid's diapers. In fact, I was a lot like Carrie -- the perpetual single girl. Not even married, let alone a mother. And suddenly I was the star of the show. 

And you know what? I kind of liked it. It's when it all hit me that this was all really happening -- that I was about to become a mother. As I watched the faces of those I loved most, so happy for me and excited to meet my future son or daughter, I realized I was now bonded to them all in a different way. I was one of them. I would soon understand what it meant to give birth, to be responsible for a life, to be a mom.

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