(Closed) If you delivered before your baby shower, what did you do?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Did you still have your baby shower & did you bring your baby?
    No, shower was cancelled because... : (0 votes)
    Yes, had shower and baby made an appearance at ___ weeks old : (14 votes)
    78 %
    Yes, had shower, baby did not make an appearance : (2 votes)
    11 %
    Yes, but shower was rescheduled for a later date : (2 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    6830 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We still had the shower, my son was born 7 weeks early. He had a 4 week stay in the NCIU and I went to the shower for the afternoon while my Darling Husband was with his dad at the NCIU for the day spending it with our son.


    It really wasn’t an issue, not sure why your friend had hers cancelled. 

    Post # 4
    554 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    My daughter delivered my granddaughter 4 hours before her baby shower.

    house was decorated, food was prepared, guests were coming. I had the shower without her. I waited till all the guests were here and kind of just had fun with it. I kept saying ” I can’t believe she’s late to her own shower.” I made pretend phone calls to her, then telling her friends she would be here soon. It was quite funny. 

    About an hour into it I skyped her in her hospital room. It was sweet.  She had the baby and everyone got to meet her.

    it was a beautiful day!

    Post # 5
    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Here, baby showers are usually planned for after the baby is born so that people can meet the baby. Totally not a big deal.

    Post # 6
    1966 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I had a friend who delivered early the baby ended up coming to the shower no biggie. 

    Post # 7
    2692 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    This never happened to me BUT my shower this time around will be late (my friend is thinking of doing it end of July or beginning of August; I am due end of August/early September).  

    My sil had her baby shower after her 1st was born premature.  My mil still held the shower for her and my sil’s husband stayed home with the baby (he was home from nicu by that time).  The shower guests had hoped she would have brought the baby to the shower but she was worried about him being out and about with so many people, being a preemie and all.  It was fine.

    Post # 8
    445 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I’m having my shower tomorrow and I turned 37 weeks yesterday. Statstics show that the actual average gestational age is actually 41 weeks and 1 day, so I’m sure you’ll be fine! 🙂

    Post # 9
    283 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    @em49zy:  The baby shower was rescheduled twice because I kept going into preterm labor so it was finally decided to hold it after the babies were born. They were born at 35 weeks and 5 days. No NICU time was needed. They both came to the shower and were 4 weeks old. 

    Post # 10
    80 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    My sister delivered her first baby early. I’m can’t remember how early, but it was early enough–possibly 6/8 weeks–because she delivered before her baby shower. She and the baby were healthy, so they were able to go home within a week and the shower wasn’t rescheduled.

    She didn’t let anyone (except immediate family) know that she’d delivered, so she went through the half of the baby shower before bringing the baby out.

    Everyone was so surprised.

    The baby was probably only a couple weeks old.

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