LOCAL LOOKOUT: Mom-to-be has looking window baby shower

5 months 3 days 5 hours ago Saturday, April 18 2020 Apr 18, 2020 Saturday, April 18, 2020 7:24:00 PM CDT April 18, 2020 in News
By: Amber Raub, KOMU 8 Reporter
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MEXICO — People drove up to celebrate a unique baby shower with an expectant mother Saturday.

Kali Lewis is expecting a baby girl in May. She had planned to have her baby shower in late March, but after the stay-at-home order was announced due to COVID-19 the event was cancelled.

Her friends and family came together to find a way they could celebrate the life milestone. That’s when they came up with the idea of a looking-window party.

Lewis said she was skeptical of the idea at first, but she’s glad they did it.

“I’m grateful that we’re still able to do something and even with everything going on it’s still nice to have the support and be able to see everybody still,” Lewis said.

People who wanted to celebrate with Lewis drove up, dropped off their present, filled out a card, and said hi to her all while she stayed inside.

Her mother-in-law, Kary Smith, said she felt a little silly saying hi to her through a window, but said her soon-to-be daughter’s safety is the most important thing right now.

“I’m glad people are showing their love and still getting to see her," Smith said. "This is kind of a fun time to see somebody- at the end of their pregnancy and see that glow that’s on them."

Before Lewis opens the gifts her mother and sister-in-law plan to disinfect everything as a precaution. 

Lewis hopes once her little girl is born the virus won't be taking over everyday life like it is now. The soon-to-be mother is planning an event so everyone can meet the little one once it’s safe.

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