While the year 2016 gained notoriety for being one of the worst years in existence, 2017 had enough ups and downs to keep everyone happy.
This week, we take a look at one of the happier times most of our ZAlebs had this year as they celebrated their journey into motherhood - some for the first time, others… the fourth - with baby showers.
No two baby showers looked the same and some were more lavish than others but each was special in its own way.
The celebrity choreographer has had arguably the best 2017 of her life after having married the love of her life, finding out that they are expecting a baby shortly thereafter and owning the tender to perform everywhere (even while heavily pregnant).
The popular musician stunted on nearly everyone when she had her baby shower on a yacht sailing along the Cape coast not so long ago.
The Generations actress announced that she was expecting her fourth child with her new beau earlier this year and she welcomed a healthy baby girl a few weeks ago. She will return to work on the soapie early next year.
The ratch music queen surprised the nation with news of her pregnancy and had everyone wondering who her partner is. She celebrated with a cute, semi-lowkey shower hosted by her friends.
Duma also takes the crown for one of the most drama-filled pregnancies in ZAlebville as she allegedly fell pregnant by ex[?] boyfriend, DJ Junior Da Rocka shortly after telling the nation she was a proud virgin. Which is why her pregnancy announcement came as such a shock to everyone. So much so that it was even met with some disbelief.
He then reportedly dumped her for an Instagram baddie before she even gave birth and now the pair are rumored to be co-parenting.
Speaking of drama, she pulled up to her baby shower in what looked like a wedding gown and that left everyone with a number of questions…
The hilarious actress (and a known fave of the ZAlebs team) had a chilled baby shower with her friends in mid October and later welcomed a beautiful baby girl in early November.
The Instagram influencer had the rumor mill running long before she confirmed her pregnancy but many of her followers were surprised to learn that she was no longer with businessman and hip hop influencer, Tebello ‘Tibz’ Motsoane and was now with rapper and producer, JR. Bogopa.
The TV presenter turned blogger has documented every step of her journey into motherhood including the beautiful shower she had in mid-November which was attended by her former colleagues and past YoTV presenters.
Honorable mention: Melanie Ramjee
The PR maven had a gorgeous shower not so long ago which was attended by the likes of Jennifer Bala, Tamara Dey, Lynn Forbes (AKA’s mother) and Bonang Matheba. Ramjee’s daughter, Mya, is now a few days old and is keeping her doting father and excited mother very busy.
So who has the best shower: according to the Zalebs reader, that honor goes to Ntando Dumo who beat Tshepi Vundla by 2% with a total of 44%
Best Baby shower of 2017 (part 1):— ZAlebs (@Zalebs) December 12, 2017
Best Baby shower of 2017 (part 2):— ZAlebs (@Zalebs) December 12, 2017
Main image credit: instagram.com/DumaNtando