February 27, 2012 by Heather
Apparently a symptom of “pregnancy brain” – besides putting weird things in the fridge and forgetting what someone has said as soon as it has left their mouth – is being completely oblivious to the fact that those you love more than anything are secretly planning a surprise baby shower right under your nose. Like Shakira, I have a fairly decent amount of intuition, and I can usually tell when someone is up to something. Not this time. Not at all.
So when Andrew & I walked into what I assumed was a Sunday School afternoon cookout on Saturday and there stood a rather eclectic mix of friends and family shouting “SURPRISE” and surrounded by blue balloons and gifts, I was beyond shocked. I couldn’t even cry! All I could say was, “What are you doing here? How did this happen??????”
I’m still just baffled by it. Haha. We were showered with a lovely array of baby gifts, including a glider, a pack-n-play, bathtub, various nipple-related items, adorable clothes, handmade blankets, other baby essentials, and even a book of some fun maternity pictures that were taken on Thursday and turned into a book by Saturday. I have talented friends. Talented, exquisite, funny, good-cooking AND good-looking friends. And family.
See… here’s what I do… I surround myself with people such as these, hoping (praying) that their wonderfulness will somehow rub off on me. So if you and I are ever hanging out and I come up to you and start platonically rubbing my arm against yours, don’t be weirded out, I’m just testing my theory.
Time to tackle the ever present to-do list. Onward!
…..But first, my four very favorite looks from last night’s Academy Awards.
Be a blessing to someone today! Or just tell an elderly lady that you love her blouse or hair, same thing.