Post # 1
My mom was throwing me a shower for this past weekend but at the last minute it didn’t work out (out of anyones control). Everyone was very sympathetic and understanding but since it was so last minute cancellation a lot of gifts from the registry and probably elsewhere are bought and people want to just drop them off or mail them since it’s some stuff that would be useful before baby. She’s trying to reschedule but the only date that might work is 2-3 weeks before the baby is due, and I kinda think baby is coming early but that’s just a feeling because she dropped already, so we might have to cancel again, the shower that’s just not supposed to be I guess. Also my parents live about 3 hours away from us. Right now I’m still feeling decent but I’m not sure how that might change in a few weeks. Should we just hold off and do a post baby arrival party (but then some people said they’ll just drop off gifts that they think we need before baby).
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
Maybe I’ll see how my dr. appointment goes this week and try and get any hints out of them on whether to expect an early girl or not (though since she dropped I’ve been stopped a couple times by random people and told ‘looks like you’re having a boy’, so we’ll see).
Post # 6
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
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
I agree that 2-3 is cutting it close.
What’s a Sip N’ See? It sound super adorable!!!
Post # 9
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.