(Closed) Adorably excited Mom and MIL are already asking when they can plan baby shower

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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rittenhousenewbee:  I think 2-3 months before due date sounds great. I wouldn’t do a holiday weekend, as you might end up with many regrets due to other plans. 

It’s so awesome your moms can work together to throw you guys an awesome shower!

Congrats!

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

2-3 months is a good amount of time before the baby is due. And I agree that a regular Saturday or Sunday would be better then a holiday. 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I know everything about my shower because my mother and grandmother who are throwing it firmly believe you “shouldn’t surprise a pregnant lady” let alone me who will be almost 36 weeks when it occurs.

We’ve gone out and bought big ticket items (stroller and all nursery decor) since I would never expect someone to buy those, but per pushes, I put some “higher ticket items” on the registry because apparently people like buying those things, even if it makes me uncomfortable. Our registry ended up having a good range in every price point, as well as wiggle room for say clothes and such so people can pick out what they want.

I view 2 months before as a good time to have it. The only reason my family waited is because birthdays, holidays, spring/school vacations, etc. Plus northeast weather is still acting up and we have people coming in from out of town.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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rittenhousenewbee:  I think that’s sweet! My mom and sister were both chomping at the bit to start planning my shower! I think my mom had the place booked by the time I was 12 weeks lol We knew we wanted a Saturday afternoon in July, things book quickly, so may as well book early & get the space we want! My shower is on 7/11 and my due date is 9/2.. so I’ll be around 32w. I think that’s a good time, it’s not too far out from the due date but it’s not too close where you’re overly huge and uncomfortable. My shower will be ladies/adult only, it’ll be outside on a patio (weather permitting) at a nice (but casual) restaurant.. that’s exactly what I wanted! I was very involved in my wedding shower, so I told them I don’t want to know much about this one! Though I do know the theme is Mommy to Bee, because I suggested it 🙂

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I did mine two months early. My brothers wedding was right after my due date, so I wanted my shower early so it didn’t interfere with SILs bridal shower and bachelorette. I also didn’t want to overload the guests, since many were invited to all the events. 

I liked the extra time. I had enough time to sort everything, do returns, and have the nursery in order. I was also feeling a lot better at 7 months than I did at 9+ , so it worked well.

I think if you have lots of out of towners, you should just do it when it’s most convenient for those that want to travel to be there, others will understand.

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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rittenhousenewbee:  Sounds fun and your mom and mother in law sound very sweet! I would just say do it closer to 2 months from the due date instead of 3, since everyone loves to see a big baby belly. The friend hosting my shower planned mine for when I was 28 weeks (it was so early to accommodate a lot of our friends who leave town for the summer) and I really wasn’t even showing that much (I mean I felt huge, to me, but I wasn’t). It’s a minor thing, but since my mom flew in for the shower and then didnt come again until my baby was born she never got to see my big belly! Anyway, congrats to you!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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rittenhousenewbee:  how sweet! 

We are doing co-Ed also, my sweet friend offered to host. She has a small condo so we might even have it in our backyard! Or a park lodge or something similar-whatever she wants to do is good with me! 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

2 months before sounds reasonable to me!

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