Our Little Secret

OK, in retrospect, what seemed like “our little secret” in the last month before the wedding was in fact quite a big secret. Also, while this is the first time I will be revealing it to the hive, I will say I suck at secrets in real life and am a horrendous liar, so it didn’t stay a complete secret very long at all.

The Monday before our joint bachelorette, I woke up Mr. B rather abruptly to shove a surprise in his face. I was so overjoyed, I could barely contain my excitement. Being completely asleep, it was difficult for him to immediately share in my excitement. Of course if you had this shoved in your face at 5:30 AM in the dark, you would probably be confused, too.

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Yep, that’s right, my friends. Mr. B and I are expecting a Baby Buffalo!

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Now, this wasn’t completely a surprise, and as excited as we were, finding out four days before bachelorette weekend wasn’t exactly GREAT timing! Mostly because (and I’m not sure if you’ve noticed) I’m a “let’s look at the worst case scenario first” type person. And personally, I’d always planned on keeping it a COMPLETE secret for 12 weeks! I spent four days worrying about how I would manage to keep anyone from noticing that I wasn’t drinking! Thankfully, I’m not a huge drinker ANYWAY, so I had that in my favor, but it’s a BACHELORETTE party, and while no one expected me to get plastered, I knew they’d expect me to at least enjoy a few drinks. I know some of you may be thinking it wouldn’t be the end of the world if I told people, but since it was a JOINT bachelorette party, I felt like it would be selfish of me to tell everyone and shift focus away from the fact that MOH S and I were BOTH getting married. So I planned to keep my mouth shut. Only that’s something easier said than done in my case! I came to the Boards in search of advice on how to disguise it and got some great ideas! I think the ONLY reason I lasted almost the ENTIRE weekend without anyone noticing was that I had let BM K (who was also expecting) in on the secret, and she bought me virgin drinks! No one seemed to notice that I wasn’t drinking, since I APPEARED to be drinking! The bridal shower was pretty easy too, and of course by that time MOH S and the other bridesmaids were in on the secret too.

The wedding flew by so fast, and thankfully the people we spent the most time with were in on it, and therefore it wasn’t as stressful to keep the secret as it could have been. Once we were safely past the 12-week mark, we let our parents (and eventually, everyone) in on our little secret, and we couldn’t be happier! Looking back, though, it definitely added a lot more stress (and fatigue) to all those projects I saved for the last minute. (I’m such a procrastinator.)

Did anything exciting happen to you in the last couple months of planning that caused you to re-evaluate your planning approach? Was it all worth it in the end like it was for us?

BLOGGER

Mrs. Buffalo

Location:
San Diego, CA
Wedding Date:
September 2012

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    mintmercury 338 posts, Helper bee @ 2:09 pm

    congratulations! i’m so glad you got to keep it a secret until you were ready to share :)

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    scottishmrs 3213 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:19 pm

    Congratulations! So happy for you!

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    scone 181 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:23 pm

    Congrats! Yay for Baby Buffalo!!!

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    RoseTylerWannabee 182 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:27 pm

    Congratulations!!!!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 2:30 pm

    Congratulations on baby Buffalo! Such exciting news!

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    mstoadstool 2485 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:30 pm

    Congratulations Buffalo!
    I can only imagine how difficult it must have been to through the last days of planning while keeping the secret and dealing with tiredness. I’m glad it worked out.

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    Shosha1 2140 posts, Buzzing bee @ 2:34 pm

    Congratulations! It’s too funny how you told Mr. Buffalo because that’s exactly how I told my DH!

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    Mrs. Dragon 813 posts, Busy bee @ 2:36 pm

    So exciting! I don’t think I would have been able to keep my mouth shut, haha.

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    taurusbrideny 153 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:39 pm

    Congratulations!

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    onepercent 55 posts, Worker bee @ 2:41 pm

    Congrats on the calf(?)!

    Wait, so did you ever share how/why you started as a blogging bee after your wedding already happened?

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    notbridey 720 posts, Busy bee @ 2:45 pm

    OMG I JUST SQUEALED!!! pretty sure the laundry pile looked at me funny. PLEASE BLOG MORE ABOUT THIS!!

    eEEEEEP congratulations!!! I’m so happy for you and I don’t even know you!! eeeeeeeeeeep!!!

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    FromGtoZ 80 posts, Worker bee @ 3:07 pm

    Congrats!!!

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    bracelet 1419 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:40 pm

    Congratulations!

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    genie 723 posts, Busy bee @ 3:43 pm

    Congratulations on Baby Buffalo! I don’t know how you kept it a secret!

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    angelwinged 127 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:48 pm

    congrets sweetie

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    cauldron 99 posts, Worker bee @ 3:48 pm

    Congrats! Hope you’re feeling great these days!

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    MsTiger 5 posts, Newbee @ 4:30 pm

    Congrats on baby Buffalo! Such exciting news!

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    jaguar 6140 posts, Bee Keeper @ 6:10 pm

    I told Mr. Jag about the pregnancy in the same way! ;) Congrats!

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    panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:19 pm

    congratulations! so exciting!

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    suz168 346 posts, Helper bee @ 7:30 pm

    Congratulations!

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 11:00 pm

    woohoo!

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    scepter 333 posts, Helper bee @ 7:28 am

    Hooray! Congratulations! I am so excited for you!

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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:59 am

    Congratulations! :)

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    mswallaby 2061 posts, Buzzing bee @ 3:13 pm

    Congrats!!! So excited for you and Mr. B!!!!

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    replica watches, Guest @ 12:55 am

    thanks for share!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:27 am

    OOOHH! Congrats! I am so happy to hear that!

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    buffalo 178 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:17 am

    Thanks for the well wishes everyone! Mr. B and I are so excited!

    And there will for sure me more info on how this affected my last minute projects in the upcoming posts!

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