Ok, I find myself in a little bit of an awkward situation. There is a coworker of mine that has hardly said 10 words to me in her many years of working with me. When I try to converse with her, her replies have always been one word answers that don't invite conversation and she avoids eye contact. She got married, I was not invited. I took it as a sign that I was not in her social circle. Well, this coworker is now pregnant. I didn't know until I heard my Manager talking to a coworker of mine. Then, my pregnant coworker walks up to my desk says "This is for you." (So now we are at 14 words she has spoken to me in total). I open it and find it is a baby shower invite. I didn't even hear from HER that she was pregnant( guess this was her way of telling me?) Usually this is the kind of thing you tell your friends, etc that you intend to invite right? So I feel pretty far removed from this whole situation. Also, I don't know if the baby is a boy or girl or if she knows the sex or even what they are possibly naming the baby.
There are restrictions on her baby shower gifts: No regular diapers as gifts and do not give a baby shower card, a book for the child is requested instead.
So, what do I do? Should I decline? Should I go? If I don't go do I still buy a baby gift? Help!