I was very lucky that the moms decided to throw the shower at our house, even if it meant a lot of cleaning, and a semi-awkward scenerio where Chris and I weren't present at the beginning because we were at the animal hospital, but otherwise? I'd highly recommend your own house. You don't have to transport the gifts, or travel, and it's just generally a lot less taxing...during the shower.
I now have quite a few pictures, but they are the ones my father selected to send me. Which means there will be no "belly pic". He only sent me the one with a bare belly that my mom and sister-in-law insisted I take, and sorry. Love ya'll, but I'm not posting any bare bellies on here. Even if it continues to be stretch-mark free (everyone please knock on wood now).
And...fine. I may regret this. Here's the belly from later that night. Ugh. I'll be 34 weeks tomorrow.
Thank you everyone! It was so great to see you all! (Even the many of you that aren't pictured. I still love ya, I just don't have the images.)