A Ducky Baby Shower


H & I were driving home one evening when he asked me, out of the blue: “Wifey, what’s your favorite animal?”
Me: “Ducks. And elephants. Why?”
H: “Nothing. I just never knew.”
Me: “Your favorite animal is a dolphin, right?”
H: “Yep.”
Me: “I like ducks and elephants. They’re so cute. But maybe that’s why my feet look like Donald Duck’s or Dumbo’s. Maybe I should’ve chosen something elegant like a swan or something.”

Little did I know he was in on a surprise baby shower my friends were planning. The theme? Ducks! 😀

Ducks - my favorite animal

My surprise baby shower was awesome! Highlights:
Despite the very rainy Friday, my friends made it! So surprised to see my family and in-laws there too! Good times! Timmy and I feel so loved.

Chocolate cupcakes by Marga Marquez. So delicious! Too bad I couldn’t have more than two because I was watching my diet. I could’ve gorged on ten easily!

Presents! I got a LOT of diapers. One should never underestimate how much a newborn poops after all! The rest of the presents were duck-themed: we got towels, toys, bibs, a book, onesies, a duck thermometer, a sterilizer for bottles… Plenty awesome!

Catching up on news (gossip?) and stories. I haven’t been hanging out with my friends much, so it was wonderful to see them and exchange stories. H & I stayed at the party till 11.30pm only though, as I was getting tired. Cinderella time!

Taking bets on when Timmy’s birthday would be. Earliest bet is August 15, latest is September 3. Let’s see who wins the bet! No prize was arranged. It’s all prestige, baby.

Highlight: H getting most of the party on video. Not so highlight: My digicam conking out! I wasn’t able to fully charge it as I didn’t know there was a party. Surprise, right? Teehee. I shall rely on my friends’ cameras for the party pics.

And plenty more! I was surprised and very happy that Friday evening. Thank you again to my friends and family who were in on this month-in-the-making secret! You guys were so good ha! Nobody slipped. :)

Baby showers are awesome. I’m sure Timmy is going to love all his ducky stuff when he comes out. :) Yey!

16 Comments on A Ducky Baby Shower

  1. mariaR
    July 20, 2009 at 1:36 am (14 years ago)

    How exciting Toni, yeah baby showers are fun. Especially if it is your first time. I chose not to have a baby shower because my mother-in-law pretty much got me all set up, everything, from clothes to cribs, toys, and towels( i think she doesn’t wanna bother having a crowd lol), but my coworker gave me surprise baby shower and I got was tons of diapers yay!!!

    It was so exciting how they pulled it off without me noticing anything because it was at work and I said I need to get something in the backroom and my boss would say, ‘oh no your preggy I’ll have somebody get it for you! Haah. Later did I know there was table there that was loaded with diapers and wipes.

    I was so happy and weepy-eyed cuz I did not expect it because I have been telling them everything was taken care of. But baby diapers is the most that you will use, better to have more. I did not realize that until now.

    Also, a tip, put diapers, wipes, and cream in any corner of your home that you think may be convenient when Timmy’s here. My house is two story and I have three changing areas. I did not have to carry my baby further or go up and down the stairs.

    Your hubby must be very proud of how he made you so happy and excited. Baby showers are fun. Timmy will enjoy the rubber duckies soon. Gosh it’s gonna be anytime soon. I’m excited for you.

    I’ll take that tip to heart! Will definitely be leaving tubs of wipes all over the house. 😀

    I’m so excited too! Aaaack! I can’t believe this is happening really, and I feel so blessed :)

  2. Frances Ivy
    July 20, 2009 at 11:00 am (14 years ago)

    aw, that was so sweet…and fun, too. Keep those diapers coming. Hehehe. :)
    .-= Frances Ivy´s last blog ..Oprah’s Bookmark =-.

    Correct! Keep those diapers coming nga! Baka pang-two days lang lahat ng natanggap ko. Hahaha!

  3. Daphne
    July 20, 2009 at 11:09 am (14 years ago)

    So cute! Duck themed baby shower how innovative. 😀
    .-= Daphne´s last blog ..A short blogging hiatus =-.

    My friends’ idea :)

  4. Eper
    July 20, 2009 at 11:18 am (14 years ago)

    Diapers and milk are great gifts! You’ll be surprised at how many diapers a baby can go through in a day!
    .-= Eper´s last blog ..Boys Will Be Boys =-.

    What’s Quino’s milk? :) I wonder what milk our pedia will reco soon.

  5. abbee
    July 20, 2009 at 11:23 am (14 years ago)

    Haha, congratulations! & yay to all those diapers & gifts!

    HAHA & your swan quip cracked me up! You can always think how auspicious those animals are in Eastern culture, I guess. Think feng shui. 😉 Cheers!
    .-= abbee´s last blog ..updated contact details =-.

    Maybe if I had chosen a swan as my favorite animal wayyyyyyyyyyyyy back then I’d be graceful and elegant. LOL!

  6. odette
    July 20, 2009 at 2:14 pm (14 years ago)

    ohh i love rubber duckies too!
    lucky mom and baby to have so many people love you both. i can’t wait to see him in his duckie onesies! ^-^
    .-= odette´s last blog ..kindness =-.

    That’s one thing he doesn’t have yet! Duck onesies! I’ll look around for some! 😀 The onesies he got had animals (tigers and giraffes) but not ducks pala :)

  7. kreez
    July 20, 2009 at 3:03 pm (14 years ago)

    oh that’s very sweet of H to be in on the baby shower, and the theme is sooo cute!!!
    .-= kreez´s last blog ..Kneading like there is no tomorrow =-.

    Galing how he kept it from me. We tell each other everything eh. Haha!

  8. Joey
    July 20, 2009 at 3:31 pm (14 years ago)

    Your husband’s so sweet! So were your friends! :)

    Enjoy the rest of your pregnancy. Despite the minor aches and discomforts, I actually felt like a princess when I was pregnant. Not to mention very happy and ecstatic. :)
    .-= Joey´s last blog ..Ideal Vacation Is With My Family! =-.

    I LOVE feeling like royalty!! 😀

  9. Susan
    July 20, 2009 at 8:30 pm (14 years ago)

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


    .-= Susan´s last blog ..Toddler Girls Overalls =-.

    Thanks for the visit Susan!

  10. ela
    July 21, 2009 at 5:15 am (14 years ago)

    awww… i love baby showers! ang cute pa ng theme mo :) more pics ha
    .-= ela´s last blog ..c’mon let’s play =-.

    My camera conked out eh! Since surprise party, my cam wasn’t fully charged. Ngggggerk!

  11. notsquare
    July 21, 2009 at 8:19 am (14 years ago)

    i think the yellow rubber duckie is coming back into fashion! my friends’ godson’s 1st bday party theme was also a yellow rubber duckie theme :)

    this is very cute, toni!!!

    this is the last stretch na, ‘noh? :)
    .-= notsquare´s last blog ..re-focus =-.

    Yup, just a couple more weeks :)

  12. Kay
    July 22, 2009 at 2:22 am (14 years ago)

    Awww … I love it. However, when its my turn in the future, I want care bears. Lol …

    It’s really cute the way the ducks looked. =)
    .-= Kay´s last blog ..get together at MOA =-.

    Yep, the ducks were adorable!

  13. Ate B
    July 23, 2009 at 6:02 am (14 years ago)

    The ducky theme is wonderful! Jacob loves ducks too, especially at bath time.
    Noni, get as much sleep and rest as you can because you’ll need it for THE day and all the days and nights after that. You’ll never know how much of a luxury sleep can be till then :) But it will be all worth it. Exciting!

    Hi Jacob!!!!! *hugs*

    Thanks for the tip Ate Bam! 😀

  14. Sue
    July 31, 2009 at 3:16 am (14 years ago)

    What an adorable idea. I might have to steal this one or borrow it:) Thanks for sharing it!

    Haha! :) It’s good fun. And ducks are cute! 😀

  15. Eren Mckay
    August 26, 2009 at 1:55 pm (14 years ago)

    What an absolutely beautiful baby shower table. Totally love it .
    I haven’t eaten a cupcake in ages.
    Those pictures are inspiring me because I have a birthday party to throw for my oldest son this Sunday.
    All the best,
    Eren Mckay
    .-= Eren Mckay´s last blog ..Name that candy bar dirty diaper shower game =-.

    Ducks are cool and cute! :) Enjoy!


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