Rescheduled baby shower…

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@MrsRugbee:  I would say just be gracious and accept the gifts. Let them celebrate with you. Can you have an impromptu one before the baby is born? You might get some things you can still use. And some stores will still allow returns. You never know. I’d just enjoy it as much as possible and know that they love you and want to shower you with gifts. 

And I’m so glad your husband is doing better! 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Is it possible for you to have the shower before the baby is born? I was actually surprised at my shower because I didn’t get a lot of small outfits. I only got one 3 month outfit and the rest were 6-12 month sizes. Even if people do buy you small sizes, if you know where they bought them from you can exchange them for a bigger size.

 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MrsRugbee:  Are you going to baptize your baby? My family doesn’t do showers for 2nd or 3rd or 10th kids, but people give gifts at the baptism like it was a shower!

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@MrsRugbee:  if I had purchased a 0-3 month gift (which I would NEVER! So impractical!), I would mail it to you before the baby came or to the hospital if I visited. I’m sure your friends will figure it out. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Why not just get everyone together for a no host Sunday Brunch at a restaurant maybe next weekend? Yeah its about your due date but if this is your first, you’ll likely be a week late and be sitting around just waiting anyway! A quick “hey we’re getting together for brunch” isn’t hard to do or take any work in planning hardly.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You can always donate any clothes you can’t use to shelters or perhaps the hospital has a stash for moms to be. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@MrsRugbee:  You have plenty of time, though it may not seem like it to you now since you’re so busy getting ready for your little one. For your friends and family, an impromptu brunch shower at a small restaurant may be just fine unless a lot of them are travelling to visit. 

Since people are aware that your first shower was cancelled, if there is an impromptu shower, let them know that you purchased everything you need for the first three months. That should prompt them to exchange what they got you, or bring you a receipt in case you’d like to get something different.

In the event that you are seriously stressed about this, don’t bother with a shower! Not everyone has one, and your friends/family just want to see you be happy. You can always schedule a small “sip and see” once the baby is born for a date that you’re comfortable with. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MrsRugbee:  I’m not having a babyshower because they stress me out and make me anxious. If I was supposed to attend a shower and it got cancelled last minute because of an emergency I’d just send the gift. Why wouldn’t you? I wouldn’t want to try and squeeze a shower in now and really like the idea of a get together in the spring. DH & I are talking about doing a welcome BaByQ in the early summer so people can come say hi, have a bite to eat, hang out and swim. If people give you too small of baby stuff at your get together in the spring (if that’s what you decide), I’d try to return what I could & then hang on to stuff to regift to future pregnant friends 😉 Good luck with whatever you decide.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I would go ahead with the shower, as long as you know where the items came from they can most likley be exchanged. 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Most places (at least around here) as long as the tags are on they let you exchange it or even get store credit, so if you do get too many small clothing for baby, you can do that?  I get what you mean though, I wouldn’t want my baby pass around when she is that little either, so a maybe late March baby shower wouldn’t be so bad or even early April. 

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t know what I would do. I think I’d want to have a tiny gathering (sort of like how people come over for holidays), and people can bring the gifts and you open them whever you want. People can bring some food, or just have cocktail appetizer stuff… It sounds like my kind of shower! You might get something totally useful, or a second of something! You know your family and friends better than I do!

That being said, my newest newphew was taken out to a funeral and the “after party” where people touched and gushed over him and he was 3 days old and he’s as healthy as can be! Maybe everyone WOULD wash their hands, or you could very sweetly pass around some hand sanitizer, OR baby might sleep through the whole party! I’m thinking you’ll be too tired to host ANYTHING, and it would be better to have it be before baby is born.  🙂

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