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No baby shower

Posted by on Feb. 17, 2014 at 12:46 PM
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I guess this si bugging me more and more every day/week. I'm 25 weeks pregnant with my third child. My current youngest will be 7 next month, so we gave away ALL our baby stuff years ago.

I'm due at the end of May, and in that group. I see all these posts about baby showers or sprinkles, and it bums me out. NO ONE I know has even asked or mentioned a baby shower for me, and I guess I'd really like one. I don't care if almost everything is from thrift stores or not. I just want to have a baby shower.

So plan one for myself. I KNOW that's going to come up. I'm TERRIBLE at party planning. I'm just not creative that way. Besides, I think throwing your own baby shower is a little tacky.

Ok, I think I'm done feeling sorry for myself now. Thankfully we're getting a decent sized tax return this year. Most, if not all, of it will be going to baby stuff and bills.

CafeMom Tickers
by on Feb. 17, 2014 at 12:46 PM
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tinnaa2000
by Member on Feb. 17, 2014 at 12:56 PM
Have you told anyone how you feel about having a shower?
LDavis33
by Member on Feb. 17, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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Why don't you talk to your closest friend or family member about how you feel and tell them that you would like a baby shower?

NDADanceMom
by on Feb. 17, 2014 at 1:13 PM
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I just had baby 4 and baby 3 is 11.  I didnt save anything.  We were offered a shower but we didnt need one.  Nobody should have 3 or 4 kids unless they can afford them.  After my baby was born I hosted a party myself to introduce the baby and told people any gifts would be donated to a local womens shelter.  

Throwing your own shower is tacky.  After the baby is born you can throw a meet the baby party and you dont have to donate gifts.  

Rosehawk
by Bronze Member on Feb. 17, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Just my husband, in an offhand way.

Quoting tinnaa2000: Have you told anyone how you feel about having a shower?


KikiB85
by Member on Feb. 17, 2014 at 1:44 PM
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My youngest was 7 and i didn't have one. I did however save alot of stuff so I wasn't too bad off. I was slightly bummed tho it would have been nice but I just had the baby not even 2 weeks ago and know it's alot to ask so close to christmas.

Don Feel Bad momma. Maybe it'll be a surprise?
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 17, 2014 at 3:18 PM

I would mention it to close family or friends. My boys are less than a yr apart so i didnt have a second baby shower but it made me sad lol. i didnt need a thing but i guess i just would have liked everyone to get together to celebrate the new one. seems silly i guess but being pregnant makes you emotional. after that long i would expect one. just bring it up to some ppl close to you. 

amandacr1026
by Bronze Member on Feb. 17, 2014 at 4:25 PM

 so why don't you ask a close friend to help you plan one??

Rosehawk
by Bronze Member on Feb. 17, 2014 at 8:30 PM

My "close friend" told me to go fuck myself a couple months ago.

I don't have many friends, and I don't make new ones all that easily.

Quoting amandacr1026:

 so why don't you ask a close friend to help you plan one??


Mom2Kyle03
by Member on Feb. 17, 2014 at 8:45 PM

I would post on fb stuff like " anyone have a a crib or high chair, walker, etc they're selling for cheap"? Then maybe your friends and family will get the "hint" that you need stuff and throw a shower? ;)

Callielove01
by New Member on Feb. 17, 2014 at 8:50 PM
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I would tell my mom. I would just outright ask her to throw a baby shower at my place (so she don't have the mess to clean up afterwards). If you don't open your mouth, you can't complain that you're not getting one.
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