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WHO normally throws the baby shower and how does it normally work (i.e. for those of you having them or who have had them did a family member/friend just come to you and say "hey, I'm throwing you a baby shower!" or did you bring the subject up?).
The thing is, I don't live in the same state as with my or my husband's family. Also, most of the people at work are men, so they won't be doing it. The majority of my female friends live out-of-state. So, with all that said, I don't even know how throwing/planning a baby shower would even work.
I was talking to my mom a couple of weeks ago and mentioned that I was working on a baby registry and she didn't even know what that meant. She even asked me why I was doing that (HELLO!!! I'm married and pregnant with my first child!!!). So it doesn't seem like she's even thinking about a baby shower.
Additionally, I keep having people online tell me to not buy too much stuff because people will give gifts at the shower. Well, I'm starting to get the feeling that that's not going to happen.
UGH! I swear.
Anyhow, if anyone has any ideas concerning my questions let me know. The hormones are starting to get to me the more I think about it.
Well a friend or family member always does the shower, sometimes people will throw themselves one as well. I helped my friend put mine together.
Most of my family is out of state but DH's family all lives close by so it was mainly them but for my family out of state I made a registry online through Wal-mart so they could by stuff from there. You can do the same thing with your family and then just have the people around you that can come to the shower come.
As far as not buying anything I wouldnt suggest that. We started buying stuff at about 4 months. We bought the crib changing table a chest of drawers then the bedding set....just start with the bigger stuff so you dont have to worry about it in the end then if people want to buy you anything expensive it can be the things you want more than just need like a swing and such.
Look around the board and you can find lots of info on showers you can also PM me with any questions you have!
my first shower for my first child was thrown buy coworkers-
for my second shower for my second child- it was thown by old highschoolfriends.
none of dh's family members attended either shower-- they are 6 hours away.
for my first shower 2 of my step sisters showed up which made the rest of my family not show--- for my second shower only one sister showed up...(i am the youngest out of ten..so that was kinda disappointing)
Hello I am poking in from the May DDC and I have to say I am kinda in the same place. My husband is military and we live in Japan. Most of my friends have moved away and it is finally my turn to have a baby. This is what I did since I dont think anyone would throw one for me on their own. I asked one of the few friends I have left here and asked if she would help me put together one (because I am diffantly not missing mine its my first one also).
Or you can even have a cyber one with your family members and friends that can not make it to the actual shower. That is what I will be doing with my family members since they are not willing to fly 16 hrs to get here (and not sure I would want them all in my house).
Well good luck and hope you have a fun baby shower.