My work threw me a surprise baby shower today and boy was I surprised. They caught me COMPLETELY off guard and I cried! I don't have pictures right now but they are going to get them to me and I'll post them. It's actually a funny story on how they were able to pull it off. Our bathrooms are in our auditorium and when I got back to lunch one of the girls told me that they were turning the water off to the bathroom at 1:30 so after that I'd have to go upstairs. She didn't know if I had "gotten" the email telling me this since I was lunch. I told her no but I'd go ahead and go (a pregnant girl can always go to the bathroom). In the meantime I think everyone else came and told me to use the bathroom before 1:30 and I started to chuckle each time. I finally went and that was that. I get back and have an email saying we have a quick meeting at 2. Of course anytime it's not one of our "planned" staff meetings you know something is up so I promptly call my boss and ask her if we're in trouble again. She laughed and said probably. I still have no idea what's going on. Then it's close to 2 and she comes down to my desk and starts talking to me about how Emma is doing with Mother's Day Out. Everyone is going to the "meeting" but us. I asked her at one point if we should go and she said sure in just a second. Still have no clue! We then walk the back way to the auditorium and I tried to go in the back door and she said we'll go this way (to walk around to the front) and I just followed not thinking a thing. I open the doors and they said surprise and of course we're taking pictures and so flashes were going off. I can't wait to see these! I was SO TOUCHED by their thoughtfulness I cried. Once I got it together we all had a good laugh because then I realized the string of events today that I should have picked up on but did not. I also realized the bathrooms were not being worked on they just needed a way to keep me out and knew I was constantly in there! I have to admit I've never been that surprised in my life so I have to give them a BIG THUMBS UP! We played games, ate cake and petit fours, had punch and opened presents! They got me some great stuff and hopefully I'll have the pictures to go along with it. I got a monitor, a hamper, a fleece blanket with giraffe, pack of receiving blankets, 2 outfits, a monkey, a crib sheet, crib sheet saver and 4 handmade burp cloths my big boss who retired made for me. All very good stuff and so so sweet! Anyway, I thought I'd share my story so I don't forget anything!