Surprise Baby Shower

I arrived at the church early last night for a young women’s planning meeting, but was surprised with a baby shower instead! I was a little shocked; I really had no idea. It took a second for it all to register, but it was great! I had so much fun! The room was decorated with balloons and blue streamers. Diana Nichols made the most adorable bear shaped cake I’d ever laid eyes on, along with a pair of booties and a pram all made of cake. Wow! The party started with some fun games, of course. Do you know what a baby fish is called? A fingerling. (I said caviar.) We also found that my tummy is exactly ten toilet paper squares around. And then there were the gifts. So many cute and thoughtful gifts! I am in awe of the blue and brown crochet blanket, hats, booties, and jacket. I can’t wait to dress my baby in them and take pictures! He’s already spoiled and doesn’t even know it.

Being so far from home, I honestly didn’t expect to have a baby shower at all. Our thoughtful branch was so generous; they’d been planning the party since November. I can’t express how much I appreciate their efforts and the love I felt specifically for me and my little family. It means so much I could cry! It just feels so good to be cared about. Thank you!!!

P.S.  Have I mentioned lately how much I absolutely love, love, love, feeling my baby move and kick?!?  It lets me know that everything must be going on okay inside and puts my worrying mind at ease.  All the movement just makes me more and more excited to finally meet the little guy!


  1. yay, love baby showers! hope you got everything you wanted :)

  2. surprise showers are fun!... well, i cried when my mother-in-law threw me a bridal shower. and not happy tears either... tears cause i was so scared from everybody yelling "Surprise" at me, and shocked. now i get a hard time about not ever getting a surprise party ever again. lol.

  3. I'm glad that you were able to have a baby shower for your first. I wish I could have been there.

  4. that is so thoughtful! i'm glad you had fun!

  5. That's so great! What thoughtful people! I can't wait to see the pictures of the little guy in those cute outfits!

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  8. How fun!!! You are so cute...I can't wait til that lil' cowboy comes. Good luck with the rest of the pregnancy. Thanks for stayin in touch too. I've decided to go to grad school to become a physicians assistant, hopefully in dermatology. We'll see how it goes. It's going to take a while but hopefully be worth it. Have an amazing day!!

  9. your pictures are looking so fabulous these days! way to go!


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