I really do not enjoy being the center of attention, and would much prefer to skip any kind of shower at all. Unfortunately, though, some outrageous medical expenses that are not going to go away for a few years have forced us to ask for help buying some things we truly need for this baby. Without help from others we simply wouldn't be able to afford the things that we need. So, I made a registry at MyRegistry.com and only added the things that I really, really, need and can't afford. Not one single cutsie or extravagant item. We're talking carseat, cloth diapers, mama pads and perineal ointment here. I can make a welcome page for the registry with a picture and a message. Now, I know a lot of people have an aversion to bluntly asking for gifts at a shower, but I wouldn't be having the shower if I didn't need this stuff. I've always felt like honesty is the best policy. So I'd really like to be straight with people and say something to the effect of "We can't afford this stuff, but we really, truly need it. Thanks for buying off our registry and lightening our stress load so we can focus on our growing family." Any advice on how I should word this?
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3/5/10 at 11:34am