I have a HUGE family. A biological family and tons of friends out west in Utah and Montana and my adoptive family in upstate New York and my hubby's family in Indiana. My Mother's best friend wants to throw me a shower in Utah. I will only be able to go to in October because of work, airfares, etc. I'm not due until early March, but everyone says they don't care and would rather see me and throw me a shower early on, than not have one for me at all. I had to split my registries between Babies'R'Us and Target because of the locations of the stores in the areas where family and friends live.
My MIL says it's selfish to have 2 showers (one in Utah and the one she's throwing me in Indiana,) and that being registered at two stores makes everything too confusing. I'm not repeating anything on the two registries and the larger items (by size not price) I'm trying to keep on the registry that they will use because I'll be driving to and from Indiana and can just pack things up in the car. My family in NY agreed to just ship everything from the websites and Skype me into a family get together to watch me open things.
I don't think I'm being unreasonable or expecting too much, she has nothing to do with my registries and I told her she didn't have to throw me a shower if she didn't want to! She also thinks that you should have a shower as close to the due date as possible. I personally don't want to be 3 days from my due date trying to put toys together or organizing a nursery by myself while my hubby is at work! Someone please tell me I'm not crazy here?!?!