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    Have you girls started thinking about your baby showers yet (or if you are having one)?

    I really want one, I've always thought about what I would do, the colour scheme, the food - I love planning events. However it's starting to seem so difficult. My sister is getting married 3 weeks before my due date and I am bridesmaid, so I will be busy with bridesmaids duties in Sept. In August, all my close friends/family seems to have other things on (one is giving birth, another is having engagement party, another going to Europe, it's not like they can get out of it). I feel like July is way too early though (due Oct 9th)... I want to have a big belly! I don't really have anyone offering to help plan it either, because everyone seems so busy. I suppose they are hoping someone else with offer first. I am a little annoyed because I've hosted so many baby showers (while struggling with infertility), but now that it's my turn no-one seems to be interested. I feel rude to host my own shower though, and I don't think I should have to either.

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    @amywillo86 I was like you and no one had offered, I kind of asked my sister in law if she would help me and send invites etc on my behalf but I pretty much threw my own shower. A lot of my friends werent having kids yet or had done babies and werent interested either.

    Im a control freak and love organising things so I really enjoyed doing myself. Would your mum be interested or a sister in law if you have one? Maybe you can do a luncheon out or maybe have a unisex baby shower and get DH involved?

    I was hoping to do something small (not a shower just a catchup) but I have two friends due within weeks of my birth and DS's birthday is also a week out from this one's due date so Ill have to give it a miss Sucks as with #1 I got everyone to fill out little note cards and they were all framed, was hoping to do the same with this one

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    Quote Originally Posted by amywillo86 View Post
    Have you girls started thinking about your baby showers yet (or if you are having one)?

    I really want one, I've always thought about what I would do, the colour scheme, the food - I love planning events. However it's starting to seem so difficult. My sister is getting married 3 weeks before my due date and I am bridesmaid, so I will be busy with bridesmaids duties in Sept. In August, all my close friends/family seems to have other things on (one is giving birth, another is having engagement party, another going to Europe, it's not like they can get out of it). I feel like July is way too early though (due Oct 9th)... I want to have a big belly! I don't really have anyone offering to help plan it either, because everyone seems so busy. I suppose they are hoping someone else with offer first. I am a little annoyed because I've hosted so many baby showers (while struggling with infertility), but now that it's my turn no-one seems to be interested. I feel rude to host my own shower though, and I don't think I should have to either.
    Oh that's so sad, I am sure your mum would love to throw you a shower?

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    I have 3 sisters, but 2 live in QLD (I don't think they will even come down for my shower with the other sisters wedding the following month). My best friend will be 8.5 months pregnant too. My mum would help with food if I ask her to, but she's not the type of person that would host/throw a party. She's very shy and gets anxious around a group of people. I was thinking I might just invite everyone to High Tea but would it be rude to expect people to pay for their own? They are usually $50-80 a head.

    Or I throw my own and put someone else's name behind it.. but I think that would annoy me. If I'm putting in the effort, I want the glory

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishnhope View Post
    I was hoping to do something small (not a shower just a catchup) but I have two friends due within weeks of my birth and DS's birthday is also a week out from this one's due date so Ill have to give it a miss Sucks as with #1 I got everyone to fill out little note cards and they were all framed, was hoping to do the same with this one
    That's a cute idea! Why don't you have something a bit earlier?

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    Quote Originally Posted by amywillo86 View Post
    That's a cute idea! Why don't you have something a bit earlier?
    As not to clash with two ither baby showers One due end of Sept and one due Mid Oct. id have to do it in July. Od barely be half way and wouldnt be appropriate

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    To be honest my first baby shower kind of sucked, so I wouldn't have an issue with organising my own. Sorry to hear all these issues with timing, not too sure what to suggest there!

    Just found out today that there's a concert my DH would love to go to in October, but it's 2 days after my due date! I'd love to send him but it's unknown at this point if bub will already be here by then or obviously the potential to go into labour when he's out. WWYD?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbletrouble View Post
    Just found out today that there's a concert my DH would love to go to in October, but it's 2 days after my due date! I'd love to send him but it's unknown at this point if bub will already be here by then or obviously the potential to go into labour when he's out. WWYD?
    I would say no! I have told hubby no plans two weeks either side! Then again, most of his plans consist of dirt bike riding or some other extreme sport. I don't want to risk him being a few hours away, or getting himself injured (he is currently recovering from a broken collarbone). If it's just a concert, it's not too bad. He will just have to know that he may have to forfeit or sell his ticket depending on what happens - and keep his phone right next to him!

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    Those on their 2nd... are you hoping/planning on a baby shower or only potentially if the next one is a different sex to the first?

    With regards to my first shower, it was the same as wishnhope. I didn't have anyone here close enough to volunteer to do it, so I asked someone if they'd mind and then I just provided them with everything, helped with the food etc. She just came up with a few games and organised the rsvp's. I was grateful to have had one at all as I didn't (and still don't) have a very big network here in Perth.

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    @Zimbaby I'd like to do a celebration, but not necessarily a full on baby shower since we've basically got everything we need. I see it more as preparing the mother for the birth, and becoming a larger family. I'm not fussed about presents, but I would like to ask people to contribute two beads for a birthing necklace for me, and one for DD so she can have some connection to us when her little sister is making her way earthside.


 

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