(Closed) Baby shower 2 weeks before baby?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2866 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Maybe plan a Sip N’ See for a month after the baby is born? If anyone has anything they think you’ll need before the baby they could send it now. I’m sure people would love the opportunity to see the baby afterwards. I think 3 weeks before your due date would be fine but 2 might be pushing it.

Post # 4
2207 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Id tend to agree with @camrie: 3 weeks would probably be ok, but 2 is pushing it.  Id go with the Sip n See and have people drop off or ship gifts

Post # 6
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I think it’s a good idea to wait until your doctor’s appointment; everybody’s different, though, so you just have to make the decision based on how you think you’re going to feel.

For me, we didn’t have a baby shower, but about 1.5 weeks before I had Addie (2.5 weeks before her due date) we drove two hours to another town to buy all of the baby stuff we thought we’d need.  We spent a half day walking around town, and then spent about 2 hours shopping for all the little baby stuff.  Then we drove back 2 hours that day.  I was dilated 1+ centimeters and effaced about 30% at that point.  It was fine for me, a little tiring but fine; I also had an easy time at the end of pregnancy, and I know it’s not that easy for everyone. It wasn’t a big deal for me, but I think if I had a harder pregnancy at the end maybe it wouldn’t have worked out so well.

Post # 7
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

I say go for it before the baby is born! Yes, the baby might come early.  But if not, it would be so nice to have that shower in advance as you eagerly await the baby’s arrival.  Obviously if you go early, everyone will understand if it doesn’t happen and then you can arrange something post baby.  I had a friend who had hers 2 weeks early and it was great!!  You will feel big, and maybe a little tired, but I would imagine have plenty of energy and excitement for your first baby shower 🙂

Post # 8
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I agree that 2-3 is cutting it close.


What’s a Sip N’ See? It sound super adorable!!!

Post # 9
5153 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would see how the doctors appointment goes and then plan! My baby girl is due in two weeks and if I had 30 people over giving me presents right now I’d be okay with it 😛 I think it all depends on you and your baby.

Good luck!

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