10 April 2010

What I {Don't Have To Keep A Secret} Today

When was the last time you had to keep a secret?

Not like a serious secret.

But a fun one!

I have been keeping one for about 4 months.

But now I can tell you...

Amanda is pregnant!
Amanda is pregnant!
Amanda is pregnant!
Amanda is pregnant!
Amanda is pregnant!
Amanda is pregnant!
Amanda is pregnant!

Phew it feels good to finally be able to say that.
My sister, Amanda, and my faux bro, Philipp, are expecting a babeh this September!

This has been TOP SECRET NEWS for what felt like forever.

Amanda felt that this was news she should tell in person and not just over the phone.

Did I mention she lives in Germany?

So she decided she wanted to surprise my rents with both a visit and the announcement that she was pregnant.

Michelle and I decided to in turn surprise Amanda with a TOP SECRET baby shower!

So we had double the secrets to keep!

But the surprise(s) could not have gone better!

She arrived on Friday with two giant and practically empty suitcases.

There was of course a gift for Miss Mia.

I think she liked her gifts.

She grabbed her new cell to call all her friends to tell them about...

Her new skinny jeggings (jeans + leggings = jeggings)

The next day we girls went and got some mani/pedi treatments.

Yes, we all picked the same thing. But I can still tell who's who!

Then it was time for the big reveal.

We had told the rents to come over for a BBQ that day.

They had no idea who was going to answer the door...

These faces are priceless!  

Everyone came inside and calmed down a bit.

And then Amanda revealed her pregnancy news!

This is my dad telling Michelle he thought she was the pregnant one.

And everyone was happy.

We all went outside to relax a bit.

The belly bump was shown off

Mia and Zadie shared some secrets

And so did Aunt Manda.

Later we all went out for Mexican food and margaritas.  My parents NEVER drink.  But that night my dad had at least 4 refills and my mom had 2. I think they were still processing the news.

A good drunk time was had by all...except Amanda.

Amanda asked what we were going to do the next day.  That's when we revealed that she was going to be attending her baby shower!

I forgot to bring the camera to dinner but that face was pretty priceless as well.

So the next day...

We had a party!

  As silly Jews we forgot the the entire world shuts down for Easter.  This is the food we were able to scrounge up last minute.  Not a bad spread though.

We made the Pioneer Woman's sangria.  You can find the recipe in her cookbook.  If you don't have a copy, get one.

It's basically just wine, more wine, sugar water, vodka, and rum. And some fruit is thrown in there for good measure.

It was sooooooooooo good.

A little too good.

You couldn't even tell there was so much alcohol.

Until you taste the fruit chunks.

So that's where the alcohol was hiding!

Don't call children services just yet...we had Sprite for the preggers.

Since is was Passover (blagh) I baked this dark chocolate flourless cake.

It was quite delish! A recipe to be made anytime of year.

This was my attempt at decorations. I agree, kinda pathetic.

Of course there were gifts.

Which had to be gender neutral.

(She of course finds out the sex of the baby the week she gets back to Germany)

So it's Baby Laum for now.

And of course there were awkward, embarrassing baby shower games!

Hahahahah I die everytime I see this.
 In case you couldn't tell, that is in fact a golden uterus with a green spotted egg.

Everyone got their own personalized sperm!

I got to say the sentence, "Hey Mom, do you have your sperm? I want to take a picture of you holding it."

Hahahahah I will be able to laugh for days on that one!

There was a blindfold.

And some rather inaccurate sperm placement.

Michelle's sperm could not have been further away from the egg.  I guess Mia won't be getting a sibling for a while...

Our "activity" was decorating bibs for Baby Laum.

So the rest of Amanda's trip has been spent spending obscene amounts of money on all things baby. Everything is so much cheaper here in the states so she has done 9 months worth of baby purchasing in 9 days.

I can't wait to see her try to fit it in her suitcase...

Later this week we will know the sex of the babeh and hopefully the name. And then I can finally start making things!

Yay babies!

Post Script - I have to show you a little bit of Mia in her Easter gear.


Ugh this baby.

I can't wait to see what Amanda's offspring will look like!

Oh I should also mention that the entire Hwitty fam is going to invade Munich this September to witness the birth of Baby Laum.  As an added bonus it will be during Oktoberfest! Fabulous timing guys!


  1. Excellent documentation. And congrats too.


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