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A “Surprise” Baby Shower

"Surprise" Baby Shower Collage

If I can write a tip on how to ruin your own surprise party, my advice will be: Flatly refuse to leave the house no matter what. Heh. ๐Ÿ˜€

Seriously, though, I'm sooooo touched and grateful to my friends (w/ input from hubby) who planned this party for weeks. I was surprised. Only the surprise bit had to come earlier - and differently - than planned.

You see, hubby had to spill the beans half an hour before the guests were due to arrive because I was feeling unwell and wanted to stay in bed. So, he had to say something like: "Look, Shai, you really ought to get up NOW. Please get showered and dressed because a lot of people are coming to our house and I know you wouldn't want to greet them unprepared."

He was right. And, I was thankful.

I never had a baby shower before. And, I never had a surprise party planned for me ever.

Never mind that I ruined part of that surprise. ๐Ÿ˜‰

But, yeah... I was really, really pleased. And, I had a fantastic time. It was great to catch up with some people I haven't seen for a while. And, it was wonderful to know that I've got people in my life right now who cares enough to do something so special.

I am humbled.

And, very happy.

About the Author Shai Coggins (MTeach, MSoc Sci App Psych)

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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