DH's family opted not to have any kind of shower for our wedding and since they are from East Coast, his mom advised not to invite anyone from his side to our shower that my side threw in Michigan. MIL did attend, however.
Now with the baby, my side is once again going to the trouble to throw us a baby shower. MIL told us that she isn't going to have any kind of shower or party for us because none of their family or friends really knows me on my own (other than as DH's wife), she's not sure who she would invite, etc., but she again wants to attend the shower my side is throwing.
Her reasoning seems reasonable, and maybe it's hormones, but I can't quite put my finger on why I am a little hurt. It made me curious, what has your MIL's involvement been with your shower? It it "normal" to only have my side of the family participate in both our wedding and baby shower?