Baby bliss! Pregnant Real Housewives of Orange County star Meghan King Edmonds — who is expecting a little girl with husband Jim Edmonds — spoke exclusively with Us Weekly about her “rustic-chic”-themed baby shower held on Sunday, October 23, at Newport Beach, California’s Balboa Bay Club.
“2Create Designs did an incredible job of bringing the vision together with every last detail tended to, from the chargers to the flowers to the napkins, the Snapchat filter, the photo booth,” the 32-year-old Bravolebrity raved to Us of the celebration’s standout details. “All of the desserts were beautifully decorated with faux pearls and expertly crafted fondant.”
Speaking of desserts, the first-time mom-to-be told Us that the shower’s delectable array of treats satisfied not only her sweet tooth but her pregnancy cravings as well.
“White chocolate-covered Rice Krispie treats, red velvet cake balls, Oreos, personalized cookies, vanilla cake with an outer glaze, and a full dessert and candy table to make anyone salivate with one look!” King Edmonds said of the mouth-watering display. “My personal pregnancy favorite was the sugar cookie personalized with my baby’s name!”
Though she and party guests — including notable names such as comedian Heather McDonald and RHOC alum Lizzie Rovsek — didn’t play any traditional shower games, each attendee wrote a special message for the TV personality to share with her daughter in the future. (Her costars Tamra Judge, Shannon Beador and Heather Dubrow were invited but couldn’t make it due to prior commitments.)
“Everyone filled out a card that I got to take home where my friends filled in blanks for baby Edmonds like, ‘I hope you learn to …,’ ‘I hope you aren’t afraid of …,’ ‘I hope you love to …,’ and ‘I hope you get your mom or dad’s …” she explained to Us.
Aside from the touching sentiments, King Edmonds’ friends spoiled her with designer duds for her bundle of joy. “I got so many amazing gifts! I got a Prada diaper bag from one of my hosts!” she enthused. “Some of the cutest outfits! Even baby Uggs!”
Now that the baby shower is out of the way, the blonde beauty is counting down the days until she meets her little one.
“I’m so excited! I’m not nervous or scared except that I really want to breastfeed,” she shared with Us, “and I hope it works out OK.”
Though King Edmonds and her former MLB player hubby — the pair tied the knot in October 2014 — have settled on a name, they are waiting to reveal it. “We’d like to keep her first name a secret until she’s born, but her middle name is King,” she divulged.
The Missouri native (who, as documented on the show, conceived with the help of in vitro fertilization) announced her pregnancy back in June. “We are so thankful to have a healthy baby girl on the way,” she told Us in a statement at the time. “IVF was well worth it!”
Jim, 46, is already dad of four children from two previous marriages. Back in March, King Edmonds opened up about being a stepmom.
“They really do feel like my children and I love them as if they are my children,” she told Bravo. “I am shocked by the amount of indifference some stepmoms demonstrate. I sometimes find myself being jealous of how they can remove themselves from their stepkid and carry on with their lives as wives. But, then, I think it is a defense mechanism. The role I have chosen to play, which is a choice, is one of much more heartache and turmoil. But, for me, it’s so much more rewarding.”
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