I have always been raised throwing your own baby shower, bridal shower, or birthday party was tacky. I have always been the friend to host baby showers and I think I did a spectacular job if a say so myself. I even fronted the cost of most of the baby showers I hosted. Now that I am pregnant with my first, I literally just realised I have no one to host for mine or honestly willing. I live out of state due to military, so family is out of the question sadly. A few of my good friends (some I hosted their baby showers) have moved out of state and they would have been the ones to offer without any mention of a shower.
The other horrible sucky part is we are PCSing/moving in the middle of my pregnancy to a new base/state. We have no idea where yet. I want to be prepared before we move just incase baby decides to make an early debut.
Part of me feels its tacky still and greedy but the other part of me is feeling like it's my turn to have one and celebrate the exciting news. I even had co-workers and friends I have still here mentioned "when you have your shower let us know we will come!" I haven't said well no one has asked to host it yet because I feel that may be tacky too?
What are your thoughts on throwing your own Baby Shower/Sprinkle? Is it too selfish and greedy? Should I just ask a friend to host and I just plan in secret?
Should I just suck it up and move on? I want honest opinions please
***Snark Allowed*** I promise to not get offended :
Me:24 ~~~~~ DH:26
High school Sweethearts 03/29/07
BFP 12/27/2015 EDD 9/8/2016
It's a BOY!