Post # 1
I might be odd, but I don’t want a baby shower for my first born. It is mostly because I am shy, and also I feel like I don’t have very many friends I want to invite. I was okay with having one with just immediate families, but I don’t think they like that idea. My MIL was trying to push a shower at me, but I know it’s because she didn’t like the fact that I was planning on spending my money on all the baby things. I wouldn’t have minded her throwing a babyshower for my closest friends, and families, but it doesn’t seem like she likes that idea.
So instead, I am thinking of throwing myself my own welcome home baby shower, (also called a sip and see in the south) AFTER the baby is born. For one thing, I want my husband included. He is also not very social. I am thinking having the baby there for everyone to see would be great. It would also bring our families together(they do not care for each other I believe). Also, I think I would have maybe 1 to 6 friends/coworkers come, possibly. Do you think this is crazy? I just think I could have a cake and I am sure some people might bring a small gift/something we might need(like diapers).
Anyone, planning on this type of shower or been to one? Have you ever had one? Any tips? I have found some online.
Post # 3
I think that sounds great! I’m planning on having a Sip & See (thrown by my sister and a friend perhaps) for my first born too. I already have so much baby stuff given to me by family that having a baby shower would just overwhelm our small apartment with more stuff….plus Hubby’s parents are flying in after the birth so it’s a great way for them to see and celebrate the baby with my family and friends here.
Post # 4
We will probably do this as well for my MIL and husband’s side of the family (we do not have the time before the baby comes to fly out to visit them for a shower), although we’ll most likely be going to them. For us that means we’ll have a Meet the Baby party when he’s much older (probably 6 months or so).
Personally I’m a little wary of throwing a party soon after giving birth. Do you think you’ll be up for it? You have to organize, invite, clean, prepare, and host all in your home with a newborn. That sounds exhausting! Would your MIL or other family member host the Sip & See for you? That would take the stress off of you and your husband.
(Also, I’m not super comfortable with having a party thrown in my honor/with me in the spotlight either, so I asked my family to frame it as a pre-birthday party for the baby. It makes me feel better that the focus is on the baby and not on me.)