Baby showers

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Sun, 11-21-2010 - 12:28pm

Yes baby showers can be a hot topic! lol! A lot of people believe you should only have a baby shower when you're pregnant with your first baby, some believe every baby should be celebrated, while some have no opinion on the matter.

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Registered: 12-14-2008
Sun, 11-21-2010 - 2:54pm

Well, my sister can't wait to throw a shower for me..it has been almost 15 yrs since i had my DD so needless to say i need everything!!!

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Registered: 09-30-2010
Mon, 11-22-2010 - 12:56pm

In my family, there is only a shower for the first born. But, we have "welcome baby" parties after each baby arrives where my mom (who hosted it for me) put on the invitations that diapers in size 1 were appreciated! I had another boy... didn't really need all the shower gifts.

If this one's a girl though, my friends insist that I need a shower. I'm good with it! :)


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Registered: 09-15-2010
Tue, 11-23-2010 - 12:17pm

I can see doing a baby shower for someone who is having their first child, having a child after a large age gap, or is having their first boy or first girl.

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Registered: 11-16-2010
Tue, 11-23-2010 - 1:02pm

I had a big shower for my first (thrown by my friends) and just asked for diapers for my second as it was another girl and not even two years after the first.

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Registered: 07-16-2009
Tue, 11-23-2010 - 3:38pm

My two cents: before I had children, it never occurred to me that one did not hold a "Baby Shower" for each and every child.

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Registered: 11-03-2009
Wed, 11-24-2010 - 9:01am

I feel the same way! My son was born in Oct 2008 and this baby will be born July 2011. My mother threw me a huge shower the first time around and I know she will throw me another, but not nearly as large. For me it will be to mearly celebrate the blessing of this new baby with family and close friends. Gifts are appreciated but certainly not expected!

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Thu, 11-25-2010 - 9:09am
my mom threw me a really nice surprise baby shower at a restaurant when i was pg w/ my son. it wasn't HUGE, but it was a very nice amount of people and we were so very blessed to receive such generous gifts (and the cake was awesome, haha!). but i know for a fact that my mom's not very into the shower thing and she did it b/c she knew i'd really want one (SO RIGHT! LOL!). i know a lot of people by where i live have a "sprinkle" (as in mini-shower) for babies after their 1st. not everyone, but many who are having the opposite gender of what they already have. it's a cute idea, i think. i'm not very into throwing your own baby shower, it does seem a bit tacky...like throwing your own bridal shower. but hey, to each their own. i don't know what will be this time around if we have a girl. sprinkle/shower or not. guess we'll see....
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Registered: 10-25-2010
Fri, 11-26-2010 - 11:24pm

I really started obcessing over this whole idea after I had the baby shower with my son. The baby shower was in October 08, and he was born in Decemeber 08, and when the baby shower was thrown by some of my friends, I was honestly a

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Registered: 12-27-2008
Sun, 11-28-2010 - 12:07am
I think there is nothing wrong with having a shower to celebrate the life of each child. How sad for only the first born to be celebrated. I agree that a mom should never throw her own shower though. If someone offers to throw one for our second child then we'll be delighted to have it. It would probably be a close friends and family only though.
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Registered: 07-16-2009
Mon, 11-29-2010 - 2:45pm

Blessing Way....

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