On Saturday my family pulled off a surprise baby shower for me. I honestly thought we were just getting together for a girls lunch because my sister was in town from Hawaii.
I was naturally the last one to show up to lunch. When I walked in I saw my mom , some of my sisters, both grandmas, my aunt and my cousin. I thought how cute everyone came to see my little sister. Then I looked down the long table and saw all these presents and balloons that had the same gender of baby I was having. I was so happy, looked at my little sister and said, “You Too?!! They all laughed and told me it was for me!
So many questions like; how did they pull this off? Who throws someone a baby shower for their 4th baby? And how does everyone know the gender? One word…MOM! 😉
After my baby shower, reading Dallin’s families Christmas Card with the announcement of my baby coming in spring, and Dallin announcing over the pulpit when he spoke in church I was like ok my turn, I’ll announce.
But I’ll say this. I have loved my time with just my little bump and I with only our closest of friends and family knowing of our news.
People kept asking why I haven’t announced, and to be quite honest it was because I liked my privacy. No opinions I didn’t want or care about. I think after announcing once before, miscarrying, and then having to unannounced along with all the backlash that came from it was part of the reason.
The other part is that I was terribly sick, which I have never been before during any of my pregnancies. It was all due to nursing while being pregnant, double the hormones, three humans feeding from my body, all while I was not able to eat without immediately throwing up, combined with chasing three toddlers around the clock, but that’s a different story for another day.
And then I announced…
And then I cried.
Because everyone was so nice to me! Not one negative comment or email came my way and I was so relieved and so happy. So thank you mom and family for my surprise shower. And thank you for all your kind words of encouragement. More than ever I have the worst Spring fever & can’t wait to meet my baby! But for once I am not trying to rush it, because there is a 99.9999% chance this will be my last, but then again I said that last time 🙂