2of my friends are throwing me a shower this coming weekend. They have been talking about it since I told them I was pregnant. I am so glad they are and I'm trying to maintain the 'excited' feeling...however, I'm annoyed by a few, probably stupid, things.
The shower is this weekend, the 20th...they sent out invitations on the 8th, most people did not get invites until Friday and one of my sisters got hers yesterday (the 15th). We do not live within 150miles of a baby store so shopping has to be done online. I figure 7-10 days shipping is average and so if people even wanted to buy off my registry they'd need to rush order it (which costs more) or hope it got in Saturday morning, I just considered it rude to not think of that.
They complained that I had out of town people on my list I wanted to invite...None of my sisters live with 400 miles of here, neither does my mother, my aunt, my mother in law or sister in law....umm, ya, I wanted them invited anyway. Sorry. I knew several of them couldn't make it, but I know they would have had their feelings hurt if I hadn't invited them. As it is I had told them all the date and so those that could made arrangements...my slightly OCD sister called furious when she got her invite yesterday because she felt it was wrong for them to send them so late. Again, she is slightly OCD but it made me think maybe I wasn't so wrong.
The invitations are really cute and they are going with a Halloween theme, which I love, but no where on the invitations does it say I'm having a boy...which again, not a huge deal since everyone invited at least knows I'm pregnant, and in a small town you can ask around and find out what sex the baby is. But I went back an added 'its a boy' to the top of my registries just in case.
Lastly...the games. I swear one of my friends sought out the games that would bother me the most. First is the candy bar in the diaper thing,,,and there is some other game similiar to that. When she told me I asked her please no, not those and she just laughed at me and said I would have to participate so it would be fine...umm, I don't agree...
I know a baby shower is a gift and that I am lucky to have friends that are willing to shell out the time and money to throw one for me. Hence why I'm ranting/venting online and not to them.
30 weeks pregnant, I have an evil cold and CrAzY hormones, so I'm working really hard to convince myself that I'm being silly and that everything will be fine.
thanks for listening/reading...