Hi ladies, I'm due in January of 2018. Its my first pregnancy. My mother offered to throw me a baby shower after I expressed I didnt think I wanted one. My sister urged saying I woupd regret it, my dad says its a chance to get free gifts. Other family just expects I will have one. The problem is, I find it kind of weird to celebrate a baby before they are born. I also dont like the idea of people buying gifts for me and being the center of attention just because I'm pregnant. I dont really care for baby showers. However, it seems like nowadays everyone has one, and people are almost offended if you don' or -think you're strange. Ettiquite wise, I thought the grandmother shouldn't throw it anyways and no friends have offered which I'm fine with. Will I regret not having a shower? Is it really that necessary??? All opinions harsh or not welcome. I've never gone through this before.