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Is anyone planning to have one?
Big Sister ~ Little Brother
Nope, I still have all my baby gear from my first. I really only need a few things so if anyone does offer to throw me a shower I will also decline.
I have heard it is tacky to have two showers unless your babies are really far apart. Mine are going to be 4 years apart, both girls, so all my stuff from her is not expired and perfectly good.
jaymiegerard:I'm not "planning" one, but I have a feeling my family will do something small for us, mostly because we're having a girl this time and they love little girl clothes :/
CTGirl30:Well, that wouldn't be up to me since someone else would have to offer to host one and nobody has said anything thus far.
This. I will graciously accept any gifts but I'm not comfortable with another shower.
I don't want nor need one but apparently (I heard my mother talking to my sister) my aunt and grandmother are in a battle over who is officially hosting my surprise shower. I told my mom to put a stop to it cause we have everything and was told to just shut up and accept it graciously.
My grandmother gets annoyed with me because i don't bug her for money like the rest of the family and she likes things to be fair. So even if i were to go to her and tell her I knew and that I didn't want it, she would find some way to show up at the food court at work and spring it on me during my lunch hour.I tried to get my mom to push for a meet the baby type thing but somehow i doubt that will happen. once nanny gets an idea in her head it doesn't go away...EVER
I HATE being the center of attention
This LO is my first and d/t living so far away from all my friends and family (they also are spread out) plus my family is really clueless (my mom doesn't tend to ever think of others/want to celebrate anything) I may not have a shower. I dont think it has occured to my mom or either sister to consider throwing me a shower. But if you have friends/family that want to have one for you I personally see nothing wrong with having a second shower even if just to have cake and celebrate the baby with friends/family.
One idea I love is to do a book shower, if you have everything you need and dont want people to feel like they need to spend much on gifts, ask everyone to bring their fav childrens book either from their childhood or that theyve read to their own kids. In my opinion you can never have too many books to read to your kids and they are a nice small gift so the shower doesn't come off as a gift grab if thats what you are afraid of.
ilovemarfa:No. It is uneard of where I live to have a second shower unless there is like an 18 year age difference between the kids.
hjk5000:This. I will graciously accept any gifts but I'm not comfortable with another shower.
ihearttab:A few friends are probably throwing one since this baby's a boy. It's a normal thing around here so I'll graciously accept. I like the idea of celebrating each pregnancy/baby, too.
This - My mom is throwing a smaller one at home, don't really need anything, but since everyone likes to get together and celebrate we'll do it. Also, since it's a Boy this time, I'm sure everyone will want to get something!