I agree that all babies should be celebrated. Do men go out and wet the babies head with their mates just after the birth of their first child? NO!! I didn't have one for my first two who were born in the uk cause baby showers aren't that big over there think its more of an American thing but my third was born here and my girlfriends wanted to throw me one, I probably wouldn't arrange one for myself. As for being a preset grab I totally disagree with that cause I know whether I had a baby shower or not my friends would all buy me a gift for baby anyway! Definately go for it having a baby is such a blessing whether it's your first second third etc
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20-09-2012 07:23 #11
20-09-2012 07:34 #12
I didn't have one with my first either and I felt like I got jibbed haha. My friend said she will organise one for my second when I fall pregnant again. I don't see an issue, even if you have one for each baby. Obvs people aren't going to buy all of the big things, but each baby still needs nappies, wipes, clothes, etc. Why should something be okay for one baby, but not for another?
20-09-2012 07:39 #13
Not odd but I wouldn't do a registry or put a list of gift wishes with the invites, that'd be a bit tacky.
20-09-2012 07:50 #14
I don't think it's odd. I had one for both of my babies (who were nearly 5 years apart mind you and different genders). I was SO sick & miserable in my 2nd pregnancy and I had hardly caught up with my friends over the preceding months and I really wanted to catch up with lots of people BEFORE the baby arrived. I made it clear on the invite that I didn't expect gifts and I really just wanted to catch up. Everyone ignored that and bought me stuff for my bubba. Maybe people were offended and didn't come as a result, but meh, that's ok. I had a great time at the shower and so did all the women - my mum & I did the food and I did the games which everyone said were fun.
20-09-2012 10:24 #15
20-09-2012 10:32 #16
I think the fact you didn't have a shower for your first totally makes it okay to have a shower for your 2nd!
I'll probably have a baby shower if I have a 2nd baby, as I had DS 9 weeks premmie and totally missed out. It's not about the gifts at all for me, just a nice chance to have a girly get together.
20-09-2012 10:34 #17
20-09-2012 10:59 #18
20-09-2012 11:03 #19
Wow. Thats umm.....something!
20-09-2012 11:29 #20
I don't think it looks grabby or anything like that, you're celebrating the fact that you're having a baby. Having had one previously doesn't negate the joy of a second bub lol.
That being said, some old school people will say that it's not appropriate but frankly that's a bit silly. With big age gaps more and more common these days it's not suprising that people are going into second or third pregnancies with nothing saved from the previous.
We have a cot left and that's it, so we'll be buying everything again. If someone wants to give me new things I'm not going to complain!
We're going to have a 'gender reveal' party to have with friends. It'll be no presents required on the invite, but if they're anything like me they'll bring stuff along anyway *chuckle*.
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