Hello! I have never posted here before, but I'm often on the March '15 thread. I tried to look and see if there was a thread for similar situations and didn't see one, at least not in the most recent few pages, so I apologize if this is a repeat thread. I appreciate anyone who reads this through- thank you in advance!
This will be my first LO if everything goes well, and because of different "groups" being adamant about showers, there might potentially be four. I am super worried about being tacky and gift-grabby. Absolutely nobody would be invited to more than one, so that helps me feel better, but I'm still worried about it and just not sure how to combine/decline any of these showers. Here is the rundown:
Sunday School group- there is a committee just for baby showers, and even though we are brand new to the class (just moved up a class) they are adamant on giving showers.
Work group- I'm assuming one day at work, so definitely just coworkers. They always do a shower though. Hard to decline.
Hometown group- Would just be close family and neighbors from my hometown (4 hours away from current town).
Current town group- my MIL wants to host one here and this would be mostly the women on my H's side and some mutual friends of the whole family.
There is a possibility that the hometown one wouldn't happen... realistically it would have to be around the holidays, and if the neighbors forget they offered/get too busy, that would be absolutely fine. In fact, it would be a little bit of a relief.
If you were in this situation, what would you do?? Any and all advice appreciated!!! :-??