Same sex as first baby who just turned 2.
Mother is sister of my best friend.
Grew up with her family.
I'm having a hard time deciding if I should just suck it up and go. I hate baby showers in general and I don't know how much tacky I can take. Also, I'm very short on cash this month so I really have no extra money for another gift.
Should I just go or politely decline and bring her a small gift when the baby is born?
Edit: ipad formatted this strange. Sorry!