So, at the beginning of the year, I had no plans for a baby shower(I don't really NEED much) so it wasn't a big deal, but then my mom asked me if anyone was throwing me one yet, and I said no, so she and my sister are throwing me a shower at MIL's house at the end of the month. I'm excited about it and I don't feel bad having family throw me a shower especially when there's very little that I need. It's more about celebrating the fact that I'll have a baby girl. The first on my side of the family in 10 years. I have a wish list on amazon of things I'd like to have, but if I don't get any of it, I'm not going to be in trouble at all..Here's the kicker. I have a mommy playgroup that wants to throw me a shower(the leader specifically said no presents are necessary, it's just going to be a mom's night out with the mom-to-be) so I don't feel bad about this one either. Even though I know there will be some presents, it's not going to be the main focus of the night. Last night I was talking to a friend of mine through church who wants to throw me a shower too. I said, well I appreciate it. I don't really need anything, but it would be fun to hang out with all the girls and celebrate this new life. She said "oh well, you know it would probably just be a few blankets and some clothes or something." I really want to make it sound like "please don't bring presents" because I don't want people to feel obligated(not to mention I'd probably end up getting a lot of what I don't need instead of the things I really want on my wish list, that people proabably wouldn't want to buy, like a diaper sprayer and breast pump parts, lol)
Is there a nice way to say this without sounding ungrateful for all the people in my life that want to share in this special occasion? If there's another board I can post this to, please let me know.