And I love baby showers!  Put them together and you’ve got a surprise baby shower!  And a very happy me!

The gals at work surprised me with a pizza party/baby shower today during lunch.  How sweet is that!  A funny note – I thought we were just randomly having pizza so I brought a plate of brownies to my own shower!  (Have I mentioned how dumb pregnancy has made me lately?)

They made an awesome shower cake with lots of goodies including onesies, cloth diapers, burp cloths, socks, bath items, feeding supplies, toys and books.   K also received individual gifts including detergent (how useful!), a gorgeous hand made blanket, an awesome hand made quilted blanket, a hand made stained glass night light (seriously, I hang out with some crafty and talented people), and some cutie outfits!  What a lucky fella!

They decorated with transportation items that will go perfectly with his nursery.  I can’t wait to get the new items in to his room.

I also got some wise advice, including:
Forget what people say, hold him if you want to!
Boys pee often and unexpectedly, always keep him covered during diaper changes.
It’s ok to let them cry.
Let him sleep in his own bed.
Read to him often.
Tell him you love him every day.
Label photos and write down things you think you’ll remember.
Enjoy every flies by!

Here are the pics from the day!  For those of you who haven’t seen me in a couple of weeks, yes I have two chins, yes I walk around looking that tired, and no, I don’t know why I make these facial expressions when I know there is a camera in the room.


My surprised face, along with my BYO brownies and bottled water.
Checking out the awesome diaper cake.


Amy’s beautiful handiwork.  And I can’t even make a sock!
Another beautiful handmade item from Terry.
No clue what I’m saying or doing here…
A better look at the diaper cake.

Thanks to all of my coworkers for a special day!  We continue to be amazed by the generosity and kindness of others.  K is a lucky lucky fella, and his mama and daddy feel pretty lucky too.