If this were an in-person baby shower, I would say Howdy Y'all and give Cate a big southern hug coupled with a hearty CONGRATULATIONS
on the soon arrival of the newest addition to
If we could all get together in person today, we might enjoy the toilet paper squares guessing game that is often played at baby showers around here. As each guest arrives, she would guess the number of toilet paper squares it would take to wrap around Cate's baby belly. There would be a beautifully wrapped gift (probably holding a nice bottle of lotion or a Starbucks gift card) waiting for the winner - the one who guessed closest to the actual number. Of course, to determine the winner, Cate would have to subject her belly to being wrapped with toilet paper! And there would then be the fun photos of us holding the toilet paper in place (which is trickier than it seems) while everyone snaps a photo with her camera or phone!
If we were all together, I would have arrived with a diaper cake - the baby shower gift I've created for every shower I've attended over the past 12 years. (You can see a few samples here and here.) However, since that would be impractical to ship, I'll leave you with a look at the double-page layout I created for Cate's baby scrapbook.