PACIFIC PALISADES (CBSLA.com) — A group of military moms and mothers-to-be were treated to a special baby shower at a country club in the Pacific Palisades.
Nearly fifty expectant mothers, some of whom are on active duty, others who are married to service members, were showered with appreciation and free items at the Riviera Country Club on Tuesday.READ MORE: Public Health Officials Lift Warnings For Certain LA County Beaches
“I just want him to see him taking his first bath. I want him to be able to see him talking to me and videos can only do so much justice,” said Nicole Curtis whose husband was serving his sixth deployment with the Navy when she gave birth to their son. “It’s nice that people appreciate what we go through.”
The gifts provided during the event, dubbed Operation Shower, included baby bedding, jewelry, car seats, clothing, and diaper bags.
Courtney Bouchard, who is pregnant with her second, was moved to tears by the shower.READ MORE: Fourth Officer Who Responded To January 6 Attack Dies By Apparent Suicide
“He works hard and I can’t imagine missing out our kids,” she said.
A handful of moms at the event know that sacrifice all too well because they too are on active duty.
Stacy Sousa is pregnant with her first and could deploy after her baby girl turns 1. Her husband will deploy when she is three-months-old.
“I know everyone is like, ‘You can prepare as much as you want for a child. You’ll never actually really know till it’s there.’ But being in the military, I think, makes it even harder. Having to deal with those different kind of obstacles that other people don’t deal with,” Sousa said.MORE NEWS: 'People On This Block Are Hurting': More Allegations Pinned On LAPD In Aftermath Of South LA Fireworks Explosion
Mothers and moms-to-be were also being sent home with diapers.