It is awesome to have friends who will throw you a baby shower. It is even more awesome when most of them are already parents themselves, and will get you the things you had no idea you needed (or only knew about in the abstract), like a bottle brush for baby bottles, or a specific brand of diaper cream, or diapers for newborns with a little cutout for the umbilical stump. Who knew?
Since I continue to try not to post actual pictures of myself or my friends on this blog, I substitute instead a picture of our awesome lunch. My girlfriends totally rock.