I'm already having drama with my mom and MIL. They brought it up way back at thanksgiving! They already picked a date. My issue is that they are inviting THEIR friends to my shower. Not really close family friends either, just friends they've known for a long time that I also know but am not close to at all. I think this is strange. Yes I'm grateful that they are throwing me a shower and grateful for the large items they are purchasing for us. But I thought a baby shower was about me and the baby, not the grandmas and their friends....? Isn't the guest list usually friends of the mother/father and family?? They did the same thing with my wedding and bridal shower. I don't get it.
@alm52386 - I'll be at Meriter as well! Wouldn't that be hilarious if we were labor buddies? lol. I've been told that you can't really go wrong with either hospital so we are pretty lucky. I also have a rec for you too. I'll PM you.
@berg I was due with DD on 6/22 (she was born 6/21) and I had two showers (annoying) - one with my family in NJ and one with DH's in PA. We live in NC so getting there was a pain and involved either a flight or a long drive...we had one in mid-April and the other early May. I wasn't super comfortable flying anymore at that point, and an 8 hour drive didn't sound super fun either. No harm in doing it early, you'll be way more comfortable then anyway.
I did drive from NC to NJ for my sister's wedding, literally 10 days before I was due, because I'm crazy, and it was a horrible drive but I'm happy I did it. Luckily one of my friends from HS still lives there and is an OBGYN so I had a back up plan just in case. ;-)
Vivi (25) DH (25) est. Feb 2010 - married Feb 2015BFP Oct 10, 2016 EDD #1 June 2017
Even miracles take a little time.
I can't believe there are that many of yall included in planning a shower for yourselves.