Post # 1
So it’s looking like my baby shower may end up being scheduled for 36 weeks. I’m a little uncomfortable with this, but can’t really do too much if my host(s) are unable to plan for earlier. I’ve read the threads on how late is too late, etc for baby showers, and am wondering on the outcome for ladies who had their showers in the final month of pregnancy. I’m worried about delivering early, have had no complications so far but am AMA, not sure if this makes a difference though.
I’ve had friends & family deliver up to 2 months early. Friend who delivered 2 months early had the shower cancelled, her baby unfortunately needed to stay in the hospital for an extended period, he’s a healthy almost kindergarten child now though! One sister delivered her first 4 weeks early and her second 6 weeks early. One sister delievered 1st one late, and the other one was born on due date.
So for you ladies who ended up delivering before your shower date, what happened with your shower? I guess if I deliver early and am not physically feeling well, I could ask to push back the shower if possible, or just go through with it and have my husband bring the baby for a quick appearance if we feel comfortable with that.
Post # 3
We still had the shower, my son was born 7 weeks early. He had a 4 week stay in the NCIU and I went to the shower for the afternoon while my DH was with his dad at the NCIU for the day spending it with our son.
It really wasn’t an issue, not sure why your friend had hers cancelled.
Post # 4
My daughter delivered my granddaughter 4 hours before her baby shower.
house was decorated, food was prepared, guests were coming. I had the shower without her. I waited till all the guests were here and kind of just had fun with it. I kept saying ” I can’t believe she’s late to her own shower.” I made pretend phone calls to her, then telling her friends she would be here soon. It was quite funny.
About an hour into it I skyped her in her hospital room. It was sweet. She had the baby and everyone got to meet her.
it was a beautiful day!
Post # 5
Here, baby showers are usually planned for after the baby is born so that people can meet the baby. Totally not a big deal.
Post # 6
I had a friend who delivered early the baby ended up coming to the shower no biggie.
Post # 7
This never happened to me BUT my shower this time around will be late (my friend is thinking of doing it end of July or beginning of August; I am due end of August/early September).
My sil had her baby shower after her 1st was born premature. My mil still held the shower for her and my sil’s husband stayed home with the baby (he was home from nicu by that time). The shower guests had hoped she would have brought the baby to the shower but she was worried about him being out and about with so many people, being a preemie and all. It was fine.
Post # 8
I’m having my shower tomorrow and I turned 37 weeks yesterday. Statstics show that the actual average gestational age is actually 41 weeks and 1 day, so I’m sure you’ll be fine! 🙂
Post # 9
@em49zy: The baby shower was rescheduled twice because I kept going into preterm labor so it was finally decided to hold it after the babies were born. They were born at 35 weeks and 5 days. No NICU time was needed. They both came to the shower and were 4 weeks old.
Post # 10
My sister delivered her first baby early. I’m can’t remember how early, but it was early enough–possibly 6/8 weeks–because she delivered before her baby shower. She and the baby were healthy, so they were able to go home within a week and the shower wasn’t rescheduled.
She didn’t let anyone (except immediate family) know that she’d delivered, so she went through the half of the baby shower before bringing the baby out.
Everyone was so surprised.
The baby was probably only a couple weeks old.