CAMELIA Allen was looking forward to a quiet Mother's Day, cuddling up to her seven-year-old son Joey and three-year-old daughter Bella.
But Alise Ana Allen had other plans.
Alise, due on May 18, was born at Sunshine Coast Private Hospital at 6.32am yesterday.
"She could not wait ... it was a nice surprise for Mother's Day," Camelia said.
"I was a mum already with two beautiful kids; I was really looking forward to cuddles."
Husband, Troy was enjoying a sporting match on television about 1.30am when Camelia went into labour.
"She was so calm," he said.
With their original plans quashed, Troy joked he was a "true gentleman" having breakfast, lunch and dinner for the day covered.
Camelia spent yesterday being visited by both sets of grandparents, all delighted to welcome the newest addition to the family.
While Camelia spent her day indoors, yesterday's perfect weather saw mothers across the Coast take their celebrations outside.
Cotton Tree was a hive of activity with the Lily House Pram Push Mother's Day event keeping mums and kids entertained.
Mums Narelle Faulkes and Stephanie Davis, both of Cotton Tree, enjoyed a catch up as their daughters Sienna, 4, and Stella, 3, danced to the music.
Narelle joked she wasn't treated to breakfast in bed, although was given a handmade clock from Sienna.
Kate Joyce, from Maroochydore, enjoyed her first Mother's Day with 10-month-old Mia and said she was spoilt with flowers, a delicious breakfast and a pamper pack.
Krystel Turner, also a first-time mum, enjoyed a relaxing morning with 15-week-old twins Demmi and Jayda Smith.