my parents are throwing my baby shower for me. I am very grateful that they are doing this for me and I am very excited for the whole thing. I have just as many guy friends as girl friends, im not much of a "girly girl", and I didn't want to exclude my husband or his friends (many of which are my friends too) from the shower, so we have decided to do it BBQ/buffet style and invite everyone and whole families instead of just the girls (my parents also love to host large parties so they are really looking forward to planning this out). my parents live on a 10 acre ranch and we know we are going to be having a girl so the whole thing is going to be "cowgirl" or "future cowgirl" themed. what are your thoughts on this? any suggestions for decorations or activities etc?
my main worry though is with the date of the shower. my mother is going in for another hip replacement surgery in mid-late August (she had one of those recalled hips put in several years ago so she is in pain and needs it redone). To allow time for her to get out of the hospital and start the healing process, the date of the baby shower is set for September 20 (due to schedule issues for me there is no way to have it before her surgery). my due date is October 8. that puts me at about 37 1/2 weeks along for the shower. this is my 1st pregnancy and I have had a few people tell me that 1st pregnancies are fairly likely to go all the way to the due date or even a little afterwards so not to worry. I also know that anything can happen between now and then.
is this too late to be having the shower or am I worrying for no real reason? if not, words of comfort would be great because the hormones have me easily paranoid right now lol. if it is real late to be having the shower do you have any suggestions for what I should do to be prepared incase the baby comes early?
we are hoping to get some of the big ticket items before the shower like the crib and car seat just in case.
Im just real nervous about not knowing what I will have vs what I will need for the baby with less than 3 weeks until my due date. the nesting part of me is already kicking in and I want to be as prepared as possible.
has anyone else has a baby shower this late in their pregnancy? if so, how did it go for you?