Online hangout

When all of your friends are spread all over the country, what better way to hang out in this day and age than online, right?!

Sunday night my dear friend Steph threw me and a friend a "virtual" baby shower, and thanks to Google+ all nine of us got to hangout online for two hours just chatting and laughing like it was no big deal! But really, it was a big deal, because seeing these girls is always a big deal, but more importantly, seeing these girls, spread from Oregon to Washington, D.C. all at one time, online nonetheless, is totally a big deal!

This e-party was legit, too. Steph had us answering questions, all things pregnancy related, like:
  • On average, how many times do I have to get up to go to the bathroom...two, in case you were all wondering.
  • What's my most embarrassing pregnancy moment thus far...I said having my picture taken at the gym, but then I remembered that just the other night I thought I would be all cool and climb up the slide at the playground, only to forget my balance isn't quite perfected at the moment and I literally went tumbling over the side...and I was almost to the top, and it wasn't a small slide. I'm pretty sure John thought I killed our child at that moment since he was to me in .1 second. I just laughed, and then almost started crying because it freaked me out. Note to self; I'm not a kid, I have a big belly, don't climb up slides!
  • All natural, or epidural...I'm undecided at the moment, mostly I'm just hoping my body cooperates and actually goes into labor. Family history isn't so great in that area. 
  • What am I most excited for...being a milk machine! Kidding of course, what I'm really most excited about is the fact that I get to be HIS mom. No one else, just me, and that's kind of awesome! 
Those were just a few of the questions she asked, and then Steph read to us letters our hubbies had written to our child. Wow, sweetest thing ever! I can't wait until our son is old enough to read him that letter. He's a lucky little dude to have such an awesome dad. 

It's so nice having such great friends, who, even when you don't live close to them at all, make the effort to make you feel so loved. So, this online/virtual/e-party/baby shower and all, it was a success, and it was awesome!

Seriously, thank goodness for the greatness that is technology. and picking up with friends right where you left off. I'm convinced Google+ is the next best thing our online world has ever seen. At least as far as communication goes. 

I'm petitioning for more online hangouts in the near future! 


Joy said...

Seriously, what a nice thing to do!

Lauren Kay said...

It was SO nice! And Steph did such a great job. Good to see your face. I'm an advocate for this in the future too!

Jessica DiRocco said...

What a cool idea! It sounds like it was so fun!

Laura said...

That is so neat.

Rob said...

from Lorena: Fun idea...never thought of that. I always worry about the logistics of carry out something like that but, hey, you all stayed online for 2 hours so I guess it must've been going well. Very cool.
I am sooo excited for you to have your son! It just hit me today how soon that is coming up.

JazznJenna said...

I want to learn how to do this group video chat thing. I'm glad you had such a nice time with your friends!

I'm glad you are okay after your slide fall--that must have been scary. How did you land?