My baby shower is less than a week away and due to both my mom and sister having their lives full of a million other things, we all 3 have collaborated on making this happen, but because I hate feeling like any type of burden, I made it a point to do and plan as much of this as possible even though that's not traditionally how it works. So I've spent money renting a hall, creating prizes for games, making my own decorations. And between all 3 of us we've all spent money on food to be eaten at this shower. I don't have much experience in baby showers, but the few that I have been to, there was a decent amount of people there and so I took the time to make and send out invitations to approximately 45ish people made up of friends, family, and people who had at one time made serious positive impacts on my life. Slowly we started getting some yes's and a few no's as to who could or couldn't go, but as the day gets closer, there's more people saying they can't go, and I'm sure I'm taking it to heart more than I should, but my first time momma heart is feeling torn apart with ever-stacking numbers of our "can't make it guests". Especially since I've put so much effort into making this a fun and exciting day for everyone involved. The purpose of my rant is simply to see if there is any other mommas out there that can relate and let me know I'm not crazy or cold-hearted for feeling this way even though I do still have about half of my guest list saying that they're coming as of right now unless more of them back out.