@neludelu I think a small event is ok if offered, under the following circumstances: call it something other than a "shower," which implies large gifts (like a "sprinkle" or "tea" or whatever), either don't attach registry info to the invite or attach a registry with only small items on it (diapers, clothes, books, etc), and keep it very small - only really close family/friends. I mean presumably you don't NEED anything large anyway, but I had a girl less than 2 years ago and am having another girl and still made myself a private registry of stuff I need and some of it is on the pricier side (another monitor, another diaper pail, etc). I wouldn't ask people who got you gifts the first time around to cover another pricier item this time.
Our parents keep wanting to buy us larger things again this time, and I don't really need many larger things, so they're getting annoyed...haha. Like DD all out refuses to sit in a stroller right now, why would I ask someone to spend $200-400 on a double stroller i'll possibly never use? Maybe i'll ask for some more convertible car seats, that would be valuable since I suspect they'll both be in convertible seats at the same time for a while. The monitor would also be helpful I guess.
DH and I are putting up the decal in the nursery tonight, and I have a cheesecake in the oven for dessert tomorrow. Let's see if our marriage survives decal application...we very nearly needed counseling after the IKEA construction in 2011.
My kids had their first teeball practice tonight (my daughters first season). I am already wondering how I am going to get through the season. I loathe doing things after work, especially when we don't get home until 7 or a little after.