On Friday night the other half came home from work and began hovering the house from top to bottom. washed all the floors, scrubbed the bathroom AND put away two weeks worth of washing. I watched on from the sofa, questioning his motifs but assumed he was just helping an eight-month pregnant girl out. I can’t even bend over anymore without the one-year-old mocking me with oohs and ah’s.

Then on Saturday we went to Dundrum to pick up some of the last bits for my hospital bag in Penneys, went for some grub in The Counter and we were off home because himself had some ‘things’ to do.

As we parked in the drive way my da was legging it down the road – not suspicious at all. Unbeknownst to me, in the house was a group of my close friends and family awaiting my arrival. Mortified wasn’t even the word. I really hadn’t expected it but it explained everything the other half had been up to.


I don’t have many photos’s of the afternoon because I was too busy chatting, whinging about my back, playing games, eating cake and opening presents. The room was full of pink banners, balloons, and yummy food. It was deadly!


We played ‘Pin the Sperm’, one of my friends actually drew this, it’s brilliant! There was some craic watching the girls blind folded pinning the little sperm to the poster. One of the girls got it spot on the little egg too. It’s still up on my wall and Kayla was playing it this morning. It was the funniest sight ever. I told her they were fish in a lake and you must try to get them on the food. It kept her quiet for the guts of an hour so it’ll be staying put until the man-child spots it’s within reach and rips it down.


We played another game where everyone got a piece of string and had to guess the measurements of my bump. Horrified isn’t even the word. I must look huge cause some of the strings were easy as tall as me. My mother-in-law was the most accurate with just a couple of centimeters off.


Little miss was spoilt rotten. She got loads of different little outfits, towels, bibs, blankets, vouchers, you name it! I even got some River Island vouchers to treat myself once she arrives.


There was no alcohol involved, something I hate to see at showers and it was over in two hours, so there was plenty of time for me to catch my afternoon nap. I had a fantastic afternoon and am so thankful for all the girls putting it together, they even stuck around to clean it all up. Bonus!

The other half hasn’t picked up the hoover since and I doubt I’ll see him on his hand and knees scrubbing floors anytime soon but it was good while it lasted!

28 Comments on My Surprise Baby Shower

  1. Sounds like a lovely baby shower. What a great surprise. And you look great too. I sure as he’ll didn’t look that good at 8 months pregnant lol

  2. Looks like it was a great day! Funny how in any house when himself goes mental on the cleaning it’s likely there’s something up! Glad it was a nice surprise 🙂

  3. What a lovely surprise, I haven’t had a baby shower, not a surprise one either (unfortunately). It sounds like a perfect afternoon ^_^ xx

  4. Aww what a lovely surprise!! I had a small baby shower and it was lovely to chat all things baby just before my daughter arrived 🙂

    Helen x

  5. Ahh what a lovely surprise with such lovely thought & effort. Sounds like the perfect shower. x

  6. That’s such a lovely afternoon, although if I did see my husband getting out the hoover I think I’d know something was up – he NEVER gets out the hoover! Lovely that you have so many people around you to share in your Baby #3 shower although not sure I would’ve been too happy with some of the games played either!! Measuring a bump isn’t very flattering is it?! haha
    Lovely post xx

  7. Looks like you had a lovely time! You’re going to be forever suspicious if he ever starts to clean again now though. I wish we’d had some games at my baby shower- we just opted for a co-ed BBQ but it would’ve been fun to get more pregnancy active and measure my bump or something! Not long left now honey! xxx

  8. Aww what a lovely surprise! You look like you had a great time and little miss got so many lovely things. That pin the sperm game is hilarious! I may remember that one. Thanks so much for linking up to #bestandworst and see you soon xx

  9. How absolutely wonderful that they pulled off the surprise! Thanks for linking with #TwinklyTuesday. You look amazing! I only made it to 33 weeks with my duo.

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