Recently, a close friend of mine found out that she was pregnant. We're pretty excited because she's due only two months after me (I'm currently a FTM at 21 weeks pregnant) and it will be so much fun to have babies together. It's her second child (she has a four year old daughter) and the other night I asked if she knew of anyone planning to throw a baby shower for her. I know that some people side-eye second showers, but in our area/group of friends it's not really seen as a big deal. She told me that she didn't know of anyone who would offer to throw her one, and without even thinking, I offered to throw a shower for her.
Don't get me wrong - I absolutely LOVE to plan parties/play hostess, and the idea of planning a baby shower seems like a lot of fun. But I wasn't even thinking about how I'll have a newborn at home around the time that we would have my friend's baby shower. If we have her shower around the 30 week mark, then my baby will only be a few weeks old.
Am I absolutely insane in thinking that I will be of sound mind to plan and host a baby shower for my friend when I'm only three or four weeks post-delivery myself? I feel bad for even offering now, because I hate to go back on my word when my friend seemed pretty excited about the idea.
Re: Am I crazy?
With one newborn, you can actually get a lot done at home since they sleep a lot. If friend #2 can do the errand part, you can easily do the home work - invites, RSVPs, decor, etc.
I, too, would not feel comfortable going back on my word.
I saw an online invite to a sprinkle shower the other day. LOL