I live in Hawaii currently, and the rest of my family and friends are back in Texas.
My mom has already started bringing up wanting to do a shower for me. I'm trying to save up as much leave as I can for when baby gets here. I can't really afford to take off work for a week to go back for any baby showers, and she understands that. Also, flights are super expensive back to the mainland (even this far in advance), and I would have to start planning out the leave now, if I was to go home. Moneywise, and job wise, we just can't afford it.
My mom has brought up the idea of possibly doing some kind of virtual baby shower with DH and myself. The idea would be for us to all get together at a specified time, and video chat with my mom and the shower guests back in Texas, just to give people a chance to see me and chat at the same time. No games or anything, just visiting with people, especially since most of them haven't seen me since before I moved to Hawaii last July (I'm Active Duty Air Force, and we got assigned here). If I had any gifts at the house, I could open them then as well.
I know it is super early for me to be even thinking about this, but my mom really wants to do some kind of shower for me. It wouldn't be happening for another three (more than likely four) months or so anyway, she's just trying to get into the planning stages now since we have to coordinate with my work schedule and the time difference (we are 5 hours behind Texas here), and this is really unfamiliar territory for her.
If anyone else has any other ideas of something that could work for a long-distance shower, let me know and I can pass them along to her.
Me: 31 DH: 31
Married 08/11/12 & TTC Since 10/13
Previous Endo and Ovarian Cyst DX
March 2010: Lap. Surgery & D&C--removed 2 cysts
BFP: 12/20/2013 EDD: 09/03/2014
Travis Karel arrived on 08/21/2014 at 38w1d. BFP #2! Travis is getting a sibling! EDD: 1/24/2017