Hey ladies, so I thought that I was going to have a shower for our little man but now i'm not so sure. My mom was planning on throwing it but now is having second thoughts about it. I was starting to get excited and then she was like...do we need to? Is it worth spending the money on the party? I'm not sure what to think. I wanted it to just be a party but now I'm thinking maybe do a regular party when the baby is born..maybe at 2 months as a meet and greet. I have no idea what do you think. I really don't need much for this little one since my friend gave me enough clothes from her son to last til mine is 2 lol all that's really needed is angelina's toddler bed, I already got the 2 sets of bedding...they are sharing a room so he's blue/brown and she's pink/brown. other than her bed which we are getting for christmas, I hope! we'd just really need diapers and wipes and maybe some other little things. I just really want to celebrate with friends and family but now I'm wondering if a meet and great party would be better in our case.
thanks for listening
Re: Babyshower for 2nd baby???
I had a second shower, regardless of the fact that I was having another boy. My mom kept it very simple, did a brunch with bagels and mimosas. While I know Alex is not even 3 yet, I gave away almost everything that I had from when he was younger. I didnt really want to have a shower, but my family insisted, so I went with it. If there isnt anything that you need for the new baby, I think your idea of a meet and greet is good, though you dont have to wait until he is 2 months. Most people I know that did something like that, did it during the baby's first week home. I wouldnt so much expect gifts for the meet and greet, but it would give you an opportunity to spend with with the family and show off the new baby.
I will probably have a shower for my 2nd, but different. Instead of the big shower I had for Alexis, I would prefer something casual and smaller - just close friends and immediate family. I think its good to register for the 2nd (and subsequent) baby anyway b/c people will buy you gifts regardless of whether you have a shower or not and at least that way you can request the things that you really need.
i agree with pp...when we got home from the hospital all i wanted was to rest and enjoy mady....the thought of having visitors over (unless they were going to help out around the house) was very overwhelming. and you will have two at that time so i can imagine how busy you will be.
i say go for the 2nd shower...keep it low key...make it at someone's house, offer just appetizers and no registry....everyone loves shopping for a baby so im sure they'll bring you the odds and ends that you may need.
My 2 cents coming in late.
I understand the sentiment that every baby deserves a shower however times are tough and if you already have almost everything you need for the baby because of Angelina and basically just need clothes then I don't see a need for a shower or a big one anyway. A small GTG of tea and cookies or coffee and cake should work. Like I said, times are rough and throwing any party is expensive - especially around or right after the holidays.
OK. 2 cents over!