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 Mother-In-Law 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 Mother-In-Law 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 Mother-In-Law 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.)