Photo sessions and baby showers are two fun things I know many women look forward to in pregnancy. But while I definitely wanted a photo shoot, I wasn’t too keen on a baby shower. I considered it but brushed it aside when I thought of actually having to plan one.

A lot of my friends do not live in the UK, and those who do, do not live in my city. Although they probably wouldn’t have minded, I didn’t want to have to impose people coming over for the baby shower and then also coming over when he was born.

Since I wasn’t planning to organise my own shower, I didn’t see a surprise one happening. In random conversations, Tee didn’t seem like he was a huge fan – I didn’t think he’d have anything up his sleeves.

So no I didn’t see it coming. And there were no clues: well, not really. At least not like my 20th birthday surprise party when on the way to dinner, he made a phone call and asked “does anyone have a camera there?” #SurpriseFail.

This time his tracks were much smoother.

The Surprise!

That Saturday he mentioned that he had booked a manicure treatment for me, and the appointment was for 9:30 am. It didn’t seem out of place because a couple of weeks back, I had mentioned I needed a nail treatment, and he offered to book one. I only wondered why the timing was so early! I also asked if the salon offered acrylic nails, as I had to take off my current ones. He admitted he wasn’t sure, but hopefully. Well the salon didn’t, and so I had to go elsewhere. Anyway, we spent the rest of the day running errands in the mall, and headed back home around 3pm.

Nothing seemed amiss, from the outside of the house, and then I walked in to the surprise.

I was genuinely surprised. At the effort. At the people present. I couldn’t help my very ugly cry. I was just so touched!

After the water works ended, I decided to get in the baby shower spirit – change of clothes and a bit of makeup! You know I like a bit of Couple Twinning, and so I decided on this green shift dress, which wasn’t a maternity dress, but had decent space for my 35 week bump! Although there was a proper detailed agenda for the day filled with games and activities, it ended up being a very chilled afternoon of chatting about birth stories and babies! And of course eating. There were number of mums in the attendance – and it was exciting to hear their different experiences. We also managed to fit in a couple of games.

Fun fact:

A couple of my friends who showed up have featured on the blog! Ify and Mercy were part of the Nine Mummy Bloggers who shared their mummy experiences; I’ve also shared Mercy’s Inter-Ethnic Love Story; Dee (who flew in from Scotland just for this!) featured in the post about Nine Female Travel Enthusiasts and their experiences and Tofunmi shared her amazing Travel experience in India with us!

It was such a lovely evening and I’m grateful that although I wasn’t too keen on one, Tee and my friends went the extra mile to throw me one and bring such lovely gifts!  In retrospect, there were a few things that might have given the surprise away now that I put the pieces together. But I’m glad the surprise went well and I didn’t see it coming. Or did I? *wink*

Are you a fan of (surprise) baby showers? Have you had one or would you like to? Share your thoughts!



pS: I’ve only been to one baby shower before mine. Now that I’ve tasted the fun of actually having a baby shower, and seen so many cute themed showers around, next time I just may organise one myself!

ppS: Photos by Mercy of immeiko photography.

Read too: Pregnancy Diaries: 1st – 3rd Trimester and 38 Weeks, a Pregnancy Tag + Bump Photoshoot


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  1. Eziaha Bolaji-Olojo

    December 16, 2017 at 08:27

    This is SOOOOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL ah bless Tee…And i see Titi Oliyide I think…

  2. Mercy

    December 16, 2017 at 08:39

    One of my goals this year was to shoot a baby shower. So when Tee contacted me, I was super excited! The look on your face when you saw us and your β€œugly” cry was a highlight of my (work) year! πŸ˜‚πŸ€—πŸ’›Glad you loved it! Hope all 3 of you are getting on well!

  3. Seun Olagunju

    December 16, 2017 at 08:51


  4. Kemisola Oyinlade

    December 16, 2017 at 09:39

    So cute 😍😍

  5. Osar'

    December 16, 2017 at 10:59

    This is so nice πŸ˜™

  6. Bababi

    December 16, 2017 at 17:36

    Awwwww lovely pictures. ….spotting all the familiar faces.

  7. winifred oribhabor

    December 16, 2017 at 21:13

    I love it when you share personal pictures! You looked amazing and yes, I love surprises!

  8. Dee Olateru

    December 17, 2017 at 19:27

    My comment yesterday got lost :(. Tee for president for planning all of this! You look lovely, pregnant, and ‘ugly’ cry face or not! Thank you for inviting me to be a part of your fun/grand surprise! I forgot you even changed twice, see you o, you no dey carry last! Love love all the pics!

  9. Aisha

    December 18, 2017 at 13:01

    😍😍😍❀️❀️❀️ such a lovely surprise.

  10. Mitchell Awah

    December 18, 2017 at 15:50

    Awww I love! Is Mercy the lady in the black and white print with the baby? Immediately I saw her in the picture I knew I had seen her somewhere. It’s that hair lol. I recognize her hair from her and her husband’s feature.Tee for President! Great surprise. Don’t try to form G Kachee. Lol. You were surprised. Though I have to say I’ve come to the conclusion that I don’t like surprises lol.I’ve only attended one Baby Shower in my life which was some weeks ago and I loved it. It was small and intimate and fun.

  11. Munachi

    December 20, 2017 at 14:45

    Wow… looked amazing

  12. Desire Uba

    December 21, 2017 at 23:43

    Awwww, this was so heartwarming to read. I haven’t been to one yet, but I’m really hoping to attend one soon!Love the couple matching with you and Tee!

  13. Mary-Anne

    December 25, 2017 at 18:07

    Oh Kachee, this looks beautiful. Tee sure surprised you, Have you seen the face you had on πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚?I haven’t attended any baby showers but I would love to. On the other hand, I have told bae to never bother about surprises, always a disaster πŸ˜‚.

  14. Favour

    January 5, 2018 at 12:45

    Hey Kachi… it’s been a while and it seems I’ve missed much. First happy motherhood…and this baby shower is lovely. Minimalist but lovely and your cry is not ugly joor.

    • Kachee ||

      February 1, 2018 at 21:02

      Hahaha. There was a very ugly cry photo – I guess it didn’t make the cut! Thank you Favour.

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