(Closed) When are you having your baby shower?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Worker bee

I am not exactly sure when I’m having my shower, but my sister just left on a business trip that will keep her away for six months. She comes back the month before I am due. I will not have a shower while she is gone. While having the shower a few weeks before I am due is not ideal, there aren’t many options for me. I agree that I think 3 weeks before is not enough time because you want to get things planned and you need to know what you have to buy/do. Plus a lot of things could happen in those last 3 weeks. I also thought that 6-8 weeks was the norm.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

with my first son my 1st baby shower was like 6 weeks before i was due, and my second baby shower was 2 weeks before i was due. with my second son my baby shower was like 8 weeks or so before because I was due December 28th, so i wanted it before the holidays.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

i’m not pregnant yet- but i’m just curious about jew and baby showers. i know it’s superstition to have a baby shower before the baby’s born… don’t want to jinx anything by bringing all of the baby’s things into the house before it’s here. my grandma said her mil ran out the day my aunt and mom were born to buy EVERYTHING she needed. i just can’t see myself waiting that long though, i’m a planner and i’ll want the nursery done. any jews- or anyone else- following that rule?

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

artbee, i think thats a good idea to an extent. The downside is then you don’t have a crib when the baby comes home, granted the baby will not be in the crib the first night.  But at the same time then you definitely know if its a boy or girl!!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

Yeah I have heard that one recently from other Jewish friends and I think its kind of nuts!  Some of them have waited until pretty close until the baby is due to set up the nursery. I have even heard of people (with $$$) have decorators plan the whole thing out in advance (sometimes even getting the gender from the doctor when the parents themselves don’t know!) and then they set it up while the mom is in the hospital having the baby.  Crazy!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

@piratejenn. my grandma said that your mil went out and bought everything that my grandma had to have, like a crip, diapers, newborn clothes, etc. right when the baby was born so she would have everything she needed.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

yea i guess that that would work if you buy it right when the baby was born. I thought you meant having a shower afterwards. So if your grandma went and bought it all for you when the baby was born, would you still have much of a say in what was bought? I mean do you go out looking before the baby is born?

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Our baby is due in May and we’re having a shower/meet the baby party in August when I’m home visiting my family. It’s logistically easier that way, plus like you artbee, I’m paranoid about jinxing things. I’m weird like that.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My baby shower was about 1 month before my due date. It worked out good and if there was anything we didn’t get at the shower (which there really wasn’t) we still had time to go and get it.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think that as long as you’re in the third trimester that you’re good.  Mine was like 11 weeks before my due date.  But I did it early because of date conflicts. It was nice to have all of the stuff so I knew what I needed.  Plus.. I got a TON of gift cards so I was able to use those to buy almost everything else I wanted.  It worked out really nicely.  I had plenty of time to get ready for the baby and really didn’t have to freak out about being ready for the baby. 

I would worry about having it 3 weeks before your due date because there is a pretty good chance you could go into labor at that point.  I had my baby early and hadn’t even packed my bags or put the carseat in the car because I thought I had plenty of time.  Woops.. lol. 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

@piratejenn. in my grandma’s day, i don’t think she cared about having a say in what she got. there wasn’t as many choices, she would just be happy to get stuff! and her family only bought her the stuff she needed for when the baby was brought home from the hospital (yes a lot of stuff), but they still had a shower after the baby was born for friends and family to buy her more.

i don’t know if this is what i’ll do yet… like i said, i’m a planner and i’ll probably go crazy if i don’t have everything ready and as it’s supposed to be. i’ll have to talk to my mom and mil about it.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Not sure. My shower is a suprise shower and the planning started immediately after we found out we were preggie. Shoot, my Mom was coming up with ideas as soon as we were married. I assume the shower will be in either March or April. I guess I will see. 

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