A friend of mine asked to throw my babyshower, but she asked to have it at my home but I told her no because I only have a small home. She stated that renting a hall is a bit expensive and I volunteered to cover the cost and it's just between the 2 of us.
When we talked about dates last night (because the hall needs to be booked about 3-4 months before) she said she wanted to throw it in January and asked my opinion. But I stated how I would like to have it the end of November. She asked me why and I told her that my Husband gets laid off for the winter starting in December and anything we need for the baby we'd like to buy before he is finished work. Also the fact that my son was a month premature and I was not prepared, I had nothing when he was born. This time i'd like to be more prepared. Also my MIL will be here in November and goes back home (which is a different province) the beginning of December.
She told me before we got off the phone to consider the babyshower in January instead of the end of November.
When DS was early we ended up having to buy a bunch of things, and then 3 weeks later when my MIL had my babyshower I got everything I bought again. Both our families and friends all told us this time as well not to buy a thing for the baby until the babyshower.
Should I just have a babyshower in January and purchase the few things I know I'll need if I go in labour early?