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I am having a baby shower techinically this is my 3rd but my first past away early that was my first baby shower then I was suppose to have one for my son he is my 2nd but no baby shower. But anyway I want a baby shower anyway.
iloveu4ever:I am having a baby shower techinically this is my 3rd but my first past away early that was my first baby shower then I was suppose to have one for my son he is my 2nd but no baby shower. But anyway I want a baby shower anyway.
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Generally a full-out shower is kind of tacky in my mind. A sprinkle is great, though. Or just some non-gift-related party celebrating the pregnancy (e.g. gender reveal) or birth is cool.
I'm expecting to have no shower and probably no sprinkle. We are team green so the whole "different gender" thing doesn't even apply until the child is born. If we do have a girl I think people will just give us gifts even if there is no party. Especially baby clothes because people love baby clothes, especially girl stuff (my family does at least). And I do think we have everything else.
If there is a big age gap / a reason for people to believe that you wouldn't still have the stuff from the first kid then a shower or sprinkle makes more sense. But 20 mo apart is harder to justify. OTOH when they are close in age you might want a double stroller or something. That's why maybe a sprinkle is good if people can go in on the stroller together as one big gift.
I wouldn't throw one for yourself, maybe a meet n greet after baby is born with no registry. since they are close, people may think its tacky. but its also becoming more common...
So if someone insists on throwing one, suggest they do it after as a way for everyone to meet the baby. :)
If this is something normaly in your family or circle of friends and someone offered to throw it for you I say go right ahead.
My DS will be 23 months when his baby is born and I will not be having a shower. DH's friends have mentioned throwing him a diaper party around 4th of july but I will be pretty stocked up on diapers by that time as well.
Maybe just to a party to celebrate the pregnancy.. no gifts required.