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Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Surprise Baby Shower!


well, pretty much a surprise anyway! My lovely friend Clare took it upon herself to organise a baby shower for me. Months ago she messaged one of my other best friends, Jayne, who I went to uni with (who is in contact with most of my main friendship group) to see their interest/start organising, and rather than Jayne starting a new group, she copied and pasted Clare's message into an old group that I was a part of! WOOPS! So much for it being a complete secret hahaha!

Anyway, they set up a separate group and continued to plan and I forgot all about it. The only time I became a little suspicious was when my mum messaged me and asked about going on a shopping trip. Usually that wouldn't raise suspicion but this was on a Tuesday, she works Monday to Friday, 9-5. Her excuse was that she had extra holiday to take and that her car was having new brakes the day before so just thought she'd take a few days off to get some Christmas shopping done. Hence why coming to Bristol to shop made sense. Then thought no more of it!

On the day I was a moody cow! I had spent the previous day doing a lot of decorating then hadn't slept too well so would have been more than happy with a lazy day in front of the telly. Mum turned up mid morning and we didn't get into town until nearly 1pm so went straight for food. it was gone 2pm before we even started looking around that shops. I assumed that mum had some sort of agenda as she wanted to Christmas shop, however, we ended up just wandering around, mum leaving it up to me which shops we go in etc which irritated me as I wasn't fussed about shopping at all! After pottering around for a while I was then keen to go home as I really didn't want to get caught in Bristol traffic. But mum kept dragging her feet! In the end she managed to keep me occupied in Next for a bit but after that I just wanted to go home. She fancied going to TKMaxx so we compromised and went to the new one in Yate so at least we could get home before the traffic got too bad. 

By the time we got home I was exhausted and my hips felt like they were breaking in half so the fleeting thought of a baby shower has completely slipped my mind! 

All my favourites were there including Libby who had traveled all the way from Woking for the day! I was very surprised to see her, and that my friends has thought to invite her! There were decorations everywhere and loads of food. I really wish I hadn't eaten so much at lunch time! 

Myself and baby Ware have been very spoiled! My main present was a voucher for a spa day with an hour 'mum to be' treatment! OMG I cannot wait for that! We got lots of other pressies too and everyone brought a childrens book which reminded them of their childhood. That was really lovely as many of them I also grew up with. Mum even brought some of the original books I had as a child! 

We played some really good games too. Everyone brought baby photo's and we had to guess which baby was who. I was really awful at this and funnily enough, Libby who didn't know anyone got the most right! Lucky guesses! 

The other game we played was the porn or labour game!! Basically we had a set of photo's of women's faces and we had to guess which was a labour face and which was a porn face. For a bunch of midwives you would have thought this an easy game but that really wasn't the case!!

The very talented Angie made the cake. Isn't it beautiful?! We didn't get chance to cut it on the night which was a shame for everyone else but that just meant more cake for me! We were eating it for over a week!

It was such a lovely evening but was over all too soon and I really regret not getting a group photo of all of us together. Clare did such a fantastic job, particularly as she has been up to her eyeballs in morning sickness for weeks now (YES!! And I can announce as although this post is dated November, I'm writing it on the 12 Dec and she announced to the world yesterday so its no longer a secret!). I was a mess in the first trimester and I never puked so hats off to her for all the effort she put in! Give it a few months and I'll be returning the favour, I'm sure. Though having said that, she's got loads more friends than me so there will probably be fighting over who's doing it!

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