On Surprises

by Andrea on August 16, 2012

Some people don’t much care for surprises. I love surprises (unless they are bad surprises). But good surprises….bring ‘em on.

When I traveled up to Oregon last weekend to visit family, what was supposed to be a simple breakfast with two of my favorite childhood friends turned into a real-deal surprise baby shower brunch.

I cried.

And I really was surprised, even though my mom tried to give it away a zillion times. Luckily my pregnesia baby brain just didn’t catch on to all the clues. Even my husband knew and pretended not to by being extra difficult about everything…or maybe that’s just his nature. Hard to say.

Here I should admit I am that person who has always secretly coveted a surprise birthday party but never had one. This was probably poor planning on my part given I married the most anti-birthday anti-holiday person alive on the face of the earth…but, you can always count on your girlfriends to deliver.  Thank you ladies! My first surprise party ever.



It is so surreal to receive gifts of baby stuff. I guess that means all the wiggling I feel in my tummy really is a baby and perhaps not an alien about to burst into the world ala Sigourney Weaver. I suppose this also explains why none of my old clothes fit and why my belly keeps bumping into everything. Interesting.

I will say this: baby stuff is SO cute. Even the baby boy stuff is pretty cute…although not quite as cute as baby girl stuff. I will have to post some photos. It’s hard to image I will soon be stuffing a real live person into these tiny little outfits. I think someone will need to give me instructions on that one.


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Kat August 20, 2012 at 6:23 pm


How perfect – I’ve always coveted a surprise party and I’m so glad that you got to share one with your girlfriends like that!

We definitely need some snaps of the cutest clobber you got.
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Ameena August 20, 2012 at 8:08 pm

I’ve always coveted (stole the word from Kat) a surprise party where I am actually surprised! I envy you! But you deserve every second of it. :)
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marie August 21, 2012 at 11:12 am

Being with friends is the best. We need to talk about your husbands whole anti-holiday views. When a child comes along though you can’t help but be swept up in the magic of Christmas through their eyes. I bet in the near future he’ll change his ways.
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Timmy August 25, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Good friends stay with you no matter what


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