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October 4th, 2010, 07:19 AM
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Well, my 'kinda' surprise shower was on Saturday. Of course I knew it was then because I used my super sleuth skills to figure it out. And dh said to wear something nice!! LOL!!

It was at my MIL's house and my sweet sil threw it for me. Only 10 people were there which was fine. Mostly family and 3 closest friends. Everyone was so generous!! I got my bouncy seat, crib toy (those suckers are pricey!!), activity gym, sheets, and odds and ends I needed. Oh and a nice gift card to target!! Pretty much only have to buy like 3 things myself!!

My parents bought my carseat, sister sent my stroller, brother bought my mattress and other brother got me my highchair (although none of these things were at the shower they all came to the house!! LOL)

So I hate to complain and dh says I'm ungrateful but. . . my MIL bought us NOTHING!! She said she didn't get around to it!! (She doesn't work!!) She wasn't even there for half the time it was WEIRD!! My dh's other sis didn't bother coming although we really don't like each other so that is prob for the best. My sil that threw the shower didn't get me anything either?? but said she was going to get something when the baby came and of course she threw it so I know on her college budget that is a lot of $$ for her.

Then my really close church friends that I hang out with every week.... well none of them came. I was a little sad about that too. I know that not everyone can come to things but none of them came!!

So it was really nice and I really only need pack and play sheets and newborn socks which isn't much! Dh was a jerk the whole night and didn't even ask what we got. I really think sometimes I don't want him at the delivery. He keeps missing the mark lately.
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October 4th, 2010, 07:25 AM
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Wow that is fantastic that you have gotten almost everything you need and yes you hit the nail on the head..you had mentioned that you thought it was going to be Saturday. I don't think you were being ungrateful. That is odd that she didn't pick up anything for the baby. Did you get any pictures at all...if you did I can't wait to see them


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October 4th, 2010, 07:35 AM
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Awww, I'm sorry not everyone you wanted to be there was able to.. But I'm glad you got a lot of goodies!!
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October 4th, 2010, 07:35 AM
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Well half-congrats on a mostly nice shower!

I know how you feel about people not showing up. I had friends back in Louisiana who didn't bother to come to my shower and it really hurt my feelings. One was a girl who I've known since high school and, when she decided to visit California for a week, we put her up at our apartment so she wouldn't have to pay for a hotel. And let me tell you, that's a big deal, 'cause DH HATES houseguests for more than just a night or two at a time. Plus a few other people who I was really surprised about not showing up, but she was kind of one of the ones that was really weird to me...

I'm glad you got so many goodies Sounds like you're super close to being all set now!

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Oct. 27, 2010: I held him in my arms while Daddy, Grandma, Great-Uncle and I sang him to sleep =( Hardest thing I've ever done...
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October 4th, 2010, 07:43 AM
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yay for getting so my great things! kind of strange that MIL didnt get you anything and i agree that you dont sound ungreatful.. that is too bad that your friends couldnt make it! Have fun shopping at target!
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October 4th, 2010, 08:08 AM
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Glad you got most of the stuff you need but sorry about the lack of people and DH being ignorant

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October 4th, 2010, 08:11 AM
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Overall sounds like a good day. sorry some friends couldnt make it? you're sure they were invited? Very weird MIL gave you nothing!! I would gripe to my DH about that too.. its not ungrateful.its the principle.. Glad you have most of your stuff now anyway!! Any pics?
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October 4th, 2010, 08:15 AM
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Yay for a good shower!!! Sorry about DH and the MIL....but so glad you got most of your stuff!
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October 4th, 2010, 08:20 AM
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Men can be jerks!
glad you had a nice surprise shower though!

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October 4th, 2010, 09:13 AM
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Sorry your DH was being a butthead...and sorry things were kinda weird with your MIL....but I'm glad you got some super nice gifts otherwise!

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October 4th, 2010, 09:40 AM
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At least you got some nice stuff and got to celebrate baby! It's sad people don't have a more happy and generous attitude about going to things like this.
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October 4th, 2010, 09:49 AM
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Looks like you got a pretty good supply although you didn't have all the guest you thought you would! I know the feeling of feeling like some people could have made more an effort. No one showed up to Jeremiah's babyshower, I MEAN NO ONE. My mom's co-workers found out and got me over 500 hundred in giftcards and I just went on a shopping spree.
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October 4th, 2010, 10:00 AM
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Thanks everyone!!
Lisa, married 15 years. Parents to 3 boys.

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October 4th, 2010, 10:07 AM
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At least it was a nice shower for the most part! Your MIL sounds exactly like mine. Sorry, that totally sucks!

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October 4th, 2010, 10:26 AM
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Yay for a nice shower and being almost ALL ready for baby! That's exciting!
Sorry DH and MIL seem to be spacing out!

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October 4th, 2010, 12:22 PM
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How exciting to be nearly done!! Congrats on a mostly nice day!

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October 4th, 2010, 01:32 PM
A180's Avatar Super Mommy
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yay for a nice shower! sry your mil is like that.. mines the same way.. she wont even be showing to the shower never mind buying anything. its the principal of the thing not the price tag.

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