Baby Shower (with a little MIL update included)

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@megz06:  your shower looked great!!

i get so anxious and frustrated reading about your MIL– such a terrible thing for you to have to deal with during an already stressful time!! hang in there!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Those onesies are funny, even if a bit inappropriate lol

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

You look gorgeous and so happy in those pictures! I’m glad your friend and all your loved ones made you feel so happy. 

I hate that you have a MIL like that, but I’ll tell you what…I look forward to your insane updates because I just can’t believe what she (or GMIL) will do next. Sorry they suck so bad, but I’m glad you can have a safe place to vent on here :). 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

The Just Pooped Myself onesie is amazing. 

You looked great and everything looks so cute/delicious! Sorry about your MIL and GIL =/ Reading about the nursery getting messed up after working on organizing made me go cross-eyed. I would have been so upset.

Also–so sweet of your DH to help with your hair appointment and pick up chocolate. He sounds like a gem!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Part of me has grown to hate presents people give us for the baby, because of exactly what you described: they think their present is the GREATEST THING EVARRR and they will ask five thousand follow-up questions about how much you like it and use it. You will have to get in the habit of taking one photo of your baby “using” everything you get, even the fugly Grandma quilt Tongue Out  It’s easy, and it shuts ’em right up!

Glad to hear your shower was such a success after such a rough morning. I remember one time I showed up to a tattoo appointment and got that same “you idiot” look as they told me I was actually scheduled for the following day. I was so fricking furious.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I love the ‘I just pooped myself’ onesie! Brillant.

…you have the patience of a saint. I’m not sure I could be overly poliete to people who are just down right rude. I dont care how old they are, if they are as rude as your in laws I wouldn’t be able to handle them as well as you do.

You look amazing btw.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@megz06:  I’m glad it pretty much worked out. I lol’ed at the gram not remembering DH’s birthday. Clearly that was manufactored by you-know-who. But oh well! 

@iarebridezilla:  This is part of the reason I’m seriously reconsidering a shower. It seems like a lot of pressure. I also can’t help that people would look at our registry with things we’ll need like cloth diapers, breast feeding supplies, and other basic stuff and be like “Ohhhh, but disposables/johnson&johnson/whatever is SO MUCH BETTER. I’ll just get them that instead because I clearly know best what they need/want.” I just don’t know if I have it in me. I love my family, but sometimes they act like my choices are all some political “statement” or something. They’re not and it’s exhausting.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Mrs.LemonDrop:  haha shower or not, it’s gonna happen. My *favorite* is when people gift something that is a lesser version of something you already have. So not only is it not your top choice, but it’s also f***ing useless because you already have it, but a better one. My FIL is famous for this type of gift. He gave us a bathtub thing that was inferior to what we already had, and he gave us one of those sleep sounds lambs which would have been great except that we already have a fancy expensive noise machine that plugs in and plays all night. You just have to forget about the money they wasted (seriously, you will go crazy if you think about how much money gets flushed down the toilet on worthless crap), take a deep breath, find a way to use it once or claim to use it in certain situations, and then lie til your gums bleed. Everybody’s happier that way! 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@iarebridezilla:  lol, you’re totally right. I guess maybe I should go for the shower anyway then and just get it over with. What did you do with the stuff you didn’t need? Did you just hand it down to someone else? Were you able to return it?

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@megz06:  YES! Give it to Napoleon. Do it. That would give you such pleasure. 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@megz06:  haha a doggie hump-blanket should be perfect! Just make sure to take a picture of DS lying on it BEFORE you give it to the dog 😉

@Mrs.LemonDrop:  I returned a couple of things that I figured wouldn’t be missed, but otherwise I basically had to take a picture of DD using it once and then put it away in a box somewhere. It sucks and feels like a total waste, but when people ask “HEY HOW DOES YOUR KID LIKE THE ____ I GAVE HER?!?!?!?!?!?!”, it’s super hard to tell the truth and kill their enthusiasm! So I claim she uses it at daycare or something and show them a picture and they’re happy for the rest of their life, haha.

And some of it, I struggle to admit, has actually been really useful. Like those velcro swaddle blankets that I was all “what the hell is this shit” about and that we use every single day now …

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@megz06:  Your shower looked awesome and you looked beautiful!

Ugh your MIL and GMIL boil my blood! I would have flipped out about the closet crap!!! I just did our son’s closet and it was 50 things and some of them were doubled up (shirts with pants) so I can only imagine how PISSED you are about them ruining  your hard work! I can only imagine how that fight with your DH I would’ve have made him call them up and say “hey she’s not feeling well maybe another time”

You have a lot of strength because they would hate me and my big mouth.

I’m soo happy that your shower was good though and that you got so much stuff that’s awesome!

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