First Lady Michelle Obama surprised 28 soon-to-be and new moms with a ‘Joining Forces Initiative Surprise Baby Shower’ held at the U.S. Army Garrison in Vicenza, Italy.
According to ABC News, expectant moms received goodies for their expected newborns including Chicco baby carriers and strollers, Petunia Pickle Bottom baby carryalls, Carousel Designs bedding and a $100 gift certificate to Babies”R”Us — a store Obama loved as a young mother. And on top of everything else, moms-t0-be received a few treats to pamper themselves including new shoes, clothes, jewelry and Dior beauty products hosted by GLAM4GOOD, a fashion and beauty initiative.
“This is your surprise baby shower.” Obama said to the future moms assembled at the base. “We know how much you guys do for us and we know that it’s even more challenging for you guys who are expecting. And many of you, if not all of you, have your loved one deployed, or about to be deployed.”
“We want you to know we’ve got your backs when you’re going through this part of your lives,” she later added. “You’re not alone.”
“The first lady hosted the baby shower in conjunction with “Operation Shower,” a non-profit group that throws celebrations for expectant military moms. She also read to children and visited with military families at a barbecue while at the base.”
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