Post # 1
Thought I’d get this rolling since we’ve pretty much filled up our first thread! Hopefully this one will be more active – August already is on thread 2! I know some people are still checking in, so here’s a roll call. Let me know if anyone sees any changes that need to be made.
June 2 – braggs79
June 3 – LemonJack
June 4 – ms1977
June 5 – MrsSnowPoke
June 6 – DandSwedding
June 7 – Idoalterations
June 8 – MySunshine, KateByDesign, Jay_bird86, MrsRichard
June 9 – sassyt
June 11 – ToBee
June 12 – PrettyDoc
June 13 – jivet, cali_cat, LauraFinallyAbel
June 14 – buslam69
June 16 – Tatertot2003, ensquared
June 17 – WellyBride
June 20 – MsJ2theZ
June 21 – nicolebug (twins!)
June 22 – keesl, roweboat
June 23 – earthbiscuit
June 24 – ashleycan86
June 25 – AbBeeRoad, phoebephoebo, MrsJO
June 26 – Brbee
June 29 – roxy821
With that said, lots of us already know or know already what team we’re on! Yay! Let’s start sharing paint colors and nursery ideas!
Post # 3
Can I be moved to June 22nd? That’s my official due date. 🙂 I can’t wait to find out whether we’re having a boy or girl!!
Post # 5
@KateByDesign: thanks! 🙂 I’m going to try and be more active in this thread, too! Don’t really have family here or any friends besides my coworkers so it’s nice to come here and know I’m not alone in this pregnancy thing 🙂
Post # 6
Thanks for starting a new thread!
I have always dreamed of having a coed baby shower BBQ rather than an actual shower. We’ve had lots of friends do this and it’s so fun to have a casual get together with all of our friends rather than a formal shower. I get really anxious being the center of attention so it would take some of that off me. I know, however, that my husband and my families will not be super comfortable around all of our friends, so my sister offered to throw me a family (ladies only) shower for them to keep everyone happy. i think I’ll be ok with the attention if it’s just family. Anyone else wanting to do a coed party like shower rather than traditional?
Post # 7
Woohoo new thread! The last one was slacking, hopefully this one will be more active!
Anyways, about the last convo.. I definitely have been figuring out the date with my cousin who’s hosting the shower since my sister, mil, and SIL are flying in for the shower. We were originally thinking May but DH wants everything bought and set up by mid May 🙂
Post # 8
@MrsSnowPoke: I think a coed shower would be nice. I think I would prefer that in a way because I wouldn’t want dh to feel like he couldn’t be there
Post # 9
I think co-ed showers are all a personal opinion/choice and depends on your friends. I would never have one just because I’ve been to so many recently and the guys sit there thinking, “WTF am I doing here.”
So personally, I would never have one. I’m also very traditional and don’t understand the co-ed bridal shower either. So I’m sort of weird like that.
Post # 10
@KateByDesign: that’s a good point though..I think my dh would still feel a little weird because it’s normally just for women. We will see though, still in the beginning stages for it and dh’s sisters are planning it.
Has anyone registered yet? It’s something I’ve been thinking about but haven’t done quite yet.
Post # 11
I agree. It’s definitely personal taste and dependent on friends. Our friend’s showers have never felt like baby showers. More like a cookout. No baby themed games or anything. Just like bocci ball, bean bag toss, darts, cookout food (hamburgers, hot dogs) and plenty of beer, which makes the guys really happy. Haha. Hoping to have a similar feel. :).
Post # 12
@roweboat: we have discussed registering but haven’t taken the plunge yet. Have you thought about where you want to register at? We have a Buy Buy Baby and Babies R Us right by us but can’t figure out which we would rather use. I think we will probably do Amazon too because we have several online shopping friends and lots of people that live out of town.
Post # 13
I think we’ll do a ladies only shower and have hubby show up towards the end to thank everyone for the gifts with me and cut the cake maybe. I like coed showers, but I like a traditional one a little more. My sister had a gender reveal for her third baby and invited husbands too and even though it was just food and hanging out, a few of my uncles asked me why they were invited to a baby shower lol
Post # 14
@MrsSnowPoke: I think I’ll do Amazon and BRU. I’ve heard some people say that Amazon didn’t work out for them – that most people bought from the BRU list – but things seem to be cheaper on Amazon so I’m keeping it.
Can I take us to a boring topic? I’m updating my W4 at the office this week and should I put down “1” for the dependent that is coming in June? I don’t know if this will screw things up and if I should wait to give birth before altering my tax exemptions.
Post # 15
@KateByDesign: I’m actually June 12 now! Thanks for starting a new thread.
Post # 16
I am June 30th now, though I hope the baby comes closer to my original due date and not July!
I don’t get to find out gender for another month (at least), so I am very jealous of all of you who know.
I went to a co-ed baby bbq last summer. It was just a close group of friends, so it was much more relaxed than a traditional shower. I really enjoyed it. My husbands work will throw us a co-ed shower for his coworkers, but other than that one, I think my friend/family showers will be traditional.
@cali_cat: I believe you can update now, since the government considers you a parent for the full year and not just the 6 months you have the baby. At least that was how it worked when we got married, we could change our status in January, even though we didn’t get married until June.