Olympic Gymnast Carly Patterson Celebrates Gender-Neutral Baby Shower

Carly Patterson‘s got all a products — now she only needs a baby!

The late Olympic gymnast was a guest of respect Saturday during a gender-neutral showering thrown in Prosper, Texas, by Jessica Blackmon and friends Kaitlin Mitchell, Megan Haught and Kyla Dowlen, whom Patterson participated in gymnastics with flourishing up.

“It was positively pleasing and so elegant,” the mom-to-be, 29, tells PEOPLE, pity disdainful photos from a noted day. “More than we could have imagined. we had been to so many friends’ baby showers and we was starting to consternation if we would ever get to have a baby showering of my possess one day.”

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To symbol a arise of Patterson and father Mark Caldwell‘s initial little one on a way, the 2004 Summer Olympics champ and her 30 guest were treated to a tasty widespread of mini duck salad and turkey croissants, fruit, salad and crackers with assorted spreads.

Between bites, everybody played a “clothespin game,” where we couldn’t contend a word “baby” or one of your pins would be taken. Everyone also threw in their guesses for either Patterson’s gold of fun will be a child or a girl.

For dessert, a hosts served chocolate-covered strawberries and Nothing Bundt Cakes — and mimosas.

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Patterson non-stop a brood of courteous gifts, including sports-team onesies, décor for a baby’s nursery, pressed animals and a lovable pointer reading “Welcome to My Crib” — though one special object stood out.

“When we was little, my mom stitched a needlepoint design with a observant on it for my room,” Patterson tells PEOPLE of her favorite present.

“She had it re-framed and tangled for my baby’s room,” a mom-to-be explains of a honeyed gesture.

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Alma Rabago/Flutter Photography

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The contestant — given in a prolonged blue dress that showed off her baby strike — was overwhelmed by a munificence of her desired ones (aside from hosting, Blackmon also rubbed all a décor!), and is some-more than prepared for a attainment of her initial child in October.

“It was romantic and so extraordinary to applaud Baby Caldwell with all my friends,” Patterson says. “This baby is impossibly desired already and we can’t wait to accommodate him/her in a few weeks!”

  • Reporting by ANYA LEON