May 7, 2013
Miss D and I had the most wonderful night recently, participating in a sneaky surprise baby shower for our dance teacher, who is due to welcome her first baby in three weeks time! I was looking forward to the shower all day, because our mother to be had no idea and the look on her face when she walked in was priceless!
I thought she might cry, but she held it together very well, and she couldn't believe that we had kept this secret from her! The theme was blue and white, because "we" are expecting a baby boy, and I'm sure there will be plenty of available babysitters during dance class!
The room looked amazing, with large blue and white pom poms hanging from the ceiling, a beautiful tablescape filled with delicious food and little touches of baby blue everywhere to be seen. The hostess did such a wonderful job!
Miss D was with me and during the night I found myself looking at her, thinking back to the weeks before she was born, my first baby. Twelve years ago, I had no idea how my life would change, or how I would feel becoming a mother for the first time. With my second and third baby, the feeling was just as exciting because I knew what to expect.
But that first one, feeling overwhelmed with emotion, the preparation, the fear of the unknown....there is simply nothing like it. I look at my three little birds and just wonder how I got so lucky......