This is my second pregnancy, so when a close friend wanted to throw me a baby shower, I told her absolutely not. She insisted on throwing me a "sprinkle," even against my protests. She eventually got me on board with the idea. The thought behind it was no gifts, just come and play games, eat food, and have fun.
My friend went all out and spent a good deal of money---even when I told her not to---but she only has one mode: all-in. She special ordered a cookie cake (my favorite), and had top-notch decorations. She even handmade us an entire crib sheet set, when her party was gift enough! We kept the guest list to 25 of my closest family, friends, and co-workers. Of course, we didn't think of it at the time, but the date was during Memorial Day weekend. Even so, we got an ok amount of affirmative RSVP's.
I was absolutely devastated today (more for her, than myself) when NO ONE SHOWED UP!!! I mean, not one call or even text of regret. I even messaged a couple of people I'd just spoken to, whom were supposedly going, but got no responses back. Damn, my feelings are hurt. There's no way to sugar coat it, I just feel like absolute shit.
I just want to give the whole world to my amazing friend for doing so much for me. She kept a happy, brave face the whole time, but I know it was just a facade. I can only imagine how let down she must feel. I mean, mine and my husband's own family didn't show! That's pretty shitty, considering many of them didn't even meet my first child until he was many months old. And my husband's family only lives 45 minutes away.
I'm done with this rant. I just wanted to express my hurt anonymously, so as not to stir anything up. Hopefully this depression will blow over once my sweet boy joins the world.
Me: 32, DH: 35
Married to DH: 11-13-10
DS #1: EDD: 9/25/12, Born 10-9-12
DS #2: EDD: 6-19-16, Born 6-14-16