Alec Baldwin's very pregnant wife, Hilaria Thomas, was spotted at a baby shower this weekend. But it wasn't for her! Thomas hosted a baby shower for military moms-to-be with Operation Shower and Birdies for the Brave. Forty women whose spouses are deployed members of the U.S. Navy, Navy Submarine School, and Connecticut Army National Guard were treated to the event sponsored by Extra. And it was all just a way to say "thank you."
Hilaria said she was thrilled to host the event. “Preparing for a baby is incredibly exciting, but can also be very expensive. I’m so proud to be able to support and spend time with these military moms-to-be while providing them with the necessities for welcoming their new bundles of joy into the world.” And those expecting moms sure got some swell swag.
The guests were gifted with baby clothes, crib bedding by Carousel Designs, diaper bags, and MamaRoo infant seats. As we all know, all that equipment can add up, so I'm glad these moms got some help feathering their nests. Many of them are living away from friends and family, so not only are they on their own at home, there's no one around to throw them that important shower.
I love that Operation Shower even exists -- they put on events like this for military moms-to-be all over the country. It's a sweet way to say thank you for the sacrifices their families make. It's also a great way to get these military spouses together, so they can meet and help each other later as new moms.
You can tell it means a lot. Guest Victoria Magnusson had never even heard of the organization before. She says it's "mind-blowing. It’s so beautiful, and the service that they’re doing for us ... just to even be thought of as important is a blessing." The organization also does a "Shower in a Box" for expecting moms.
Had you heard about Operation Shower before?
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