Pregnant Bachelor Nation star Erica Rose isn’t due until September 24 — but her unborn daughter, Holland, is already very loved. The mom-to-be was celebrated by friends and family with a baby shower at Books & Cookies in Santa Monica on Sunday, August 7.
Guests at the party — including Bachelor alums Renee Simlak, Sarah Herron and Samantha Levey — were treated to mini cupcakes from Sweet E’s Bake Shop, goody bags filled with swag from Belly Bandit and Babyganics, and manicures courtesy of Nail Garden. Another special touch: Rose’s mother, renowned artist Cindi Harwood Rose, gifted each attendee a personalized hand-cut silhouette with a choice of a pink or white picture frame.
“Sometimes baby showers are hours of opening gifts and then silly weird games, and I didn’t want mine to be like that!” Rose, 33, told Us Weekly at the bash that was decorated by Minted. “I just wanted it to be fun and relaxing.”
With the baby set to arrive in just six weeks, Rose admits she’s starting to get a little nervous. “I’m nervous about pushing because I’ve heard gross things about it!” the Lilac-clad reality star told Us. “Like sometimes people poop during labor, and I don’t want to do that!”
Us Weekly broke the news in February that Rose and her fiancé, Galen Gentry, were expecting their first child together. The L.A.-based pair started dating in November 2015 after meeting through work. She is the director of business development for Gentry Law Group, where he is an attorney.
“Galen is so excited. He wants to work from home so he can help me out. He actually has a 13-year-old son from a previous relationship, so he knows exactly what to do!” Rose revealed at the shower. “He’s the one who’s like, ‘I don’t think you need a night nurse. That’s crazy!’ I’m really happy that he knows what to do because I don’t even know how to change a diaper at this point.”
As for wedding plans, Rose says they’re learning toward May 2017. “I want to have time to get back into shape and not be pregnant!” she told Us. “We were trying to plan it for this May, and I sent out save-the-dates. Then I went dress shopping and cried because nothing was fitting me! Mainly because my boobs were out of control.”
She added: “It’s also nice to just focus on the baby for now.”