Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Canadian Surprise!

Surprise is an understatement. Stunned. Flabbergasted. I also rather like the British expression, gobsmacked.

My baby shower was this past Sunday. It was not a surprise shower. Nonetheless, I got an enormous surprise. I walked into my friend’s house to find an unfamiliar, yet somehow familiar, woman standing there expectantly. I attribute my confusion to the fact that we’ve never met face to face, she’s thinner than pictures I’ve seen, her hair is different, and she didn’t have a pair of redheaded four year olds with her.

Have you figured it out? YES!!!! My embryo donor, my friend, my sister by choice, my daughter’s Aunt Kathy!!!!!! She flew down from Canada just for the day to attend my shower. I think the only reason I didn’t cry was that I was so stunned. I did squeal and hug her tightly. There were lots of hugs throughout the afternoon.

My daughter and I are so lucky and so loved!

The shower was wonderful, although my head was spinning all afternoon. I’m planning to send out emails to other guests apologizing for not talking to them that much, I just couldn’t get enough of Kathy! And as if she hasn’t already given me the ultimate gift, she is an incredibly talented knitter and quilter, and knitted a gorgeous baby blanket and hat, and made a stunning quilt. Oh, and she shopped. Among (MANY) other things, baby girl has an adorable sleeper emblazened with “Canada” across the front. Because that’s where she was carefully placed into mommy’s uterus.

So gorgeous!!!

I received so many lovingly chosen gifts. This is going to be one well dressed little girl. It was a wonderful celebration for my little miracle.

After the shower we loaded up the loot and gave Kathy a ride to the airport. I was really glad for this extra time for us to talk. We discussed when we would get together again with all the kids. I can’t wait to meet her twins, and I’m looking forward to seeing Kathy cuddle this girl I’m carrying.

There’s so much more to this, but words really are inadequate. I will just say again how loved I feel.

BTW, another blogger helped Kathy facilitate the surprise. She asked Kristin to surreptitiously get the email address of the friend who hosted the shower well before the invites were sent. I didn’t suspect a thing!

My niece trying on the breastfeeding pillow. She's actually starting to get little bitty breasts! YIKES!

21 comments:

Niki said...

Wow, what an amazing surprise! From the sounds of it I don't think you could ask for a better baby shower! I'm so very happy for you! :)

Another Dreamer said...

How awesome!!! Sounds like a perfect shower.

Magpie said...

That is stunning. So cool. Glad the shower was good.

Kristin said...

I was so glad to help out a little bit on this surprise.

Mo and Will said...

Oh Dora!!!! What a wonderful, wonderful surprise!!! I'm so glad you got to meet Kathy! Amazing she could come to your shower. The couldn't have gotten more special than that.

Did your mom and sis get to meet her? How was that?!

So sorry I couldn't make it. I want to hear all the details!

Mo

Michelle said...

What is a WONDERFUL surprise!It sounds like you had an amazing time!

Cherish This Life! said...

What an amazing surprise! CONGRATS!!!! What a great shower!

Brenda said...

What a wonderful surprise! Really, how could have things been any nicer?? And in a bit of strange note, I have that EXACT same breastfeeding pillow at home...same pattern/color and everything. Small world.

musicmakermomma said...

This is better than a soap opera! I am so excited Kathy was able to be there, and that you are having a shower in the first place! Hope everything is going well with her - really miss her blog. Beautiful afghan.

You are looking terrific, hope you are feeling the same...

Bella said...

That is so awesome that Kathy did that! I'm so glad you had a great shower!

Quiet Dreams said...

What a great surprise! Sounds like a wonderful shower! :)

Calliope said...

shut UP!!!
that is just so cool & special. What a gift.

Like I am just a bit weepy reading about it.

Heather said...

I'm *definitely* weepy after reading this post! It just blew me away...what an amazing gift of presence (AND presents!)! :) I'm so happy for you!!

battynurse said...

What a great surprise! It sounds fabulous.

'Murgdan' said...

How absolutely wonderful!!!

Lavender Luz said...

What a wonderful party for you. I'm so glad for the occasion!

Genkicat said...

What an incredible surprise for you!! I can't imagine anything better than having her with you for the baby shower.

Beautiful Mess said...

WOW how awesome! I'm so glad she was able to come! Love that picture of your niece! Enjoy all the great gifts and bask in the love and kindness you and baby girl were showered with.
*HUGS*

Cara said...

Well, if that wasn't the best present of all. After the road you two have walked, I'm so glad it all converged in just the right place -- your shower.

You are blessed and this little girl will be too!!

Lollipop Goldstein said...

That is amazing and wonderful!

Jo said...

that's so wonderful! what an amazing and special day!