We are getting near that time when baby showers will be coming up soon, and I wanted to see if people are planning or not planning to have one? Tell us about your shower preferences and any party or registry advice for newbie Moms!
AFM- We are doing a slightly unconventional unisex family/friends shower that we are throwing, where we are planning a big dinner and wine party at a friends restaurant in Manhattan. My mom's name is on the invitation as "hostess" but it's really us putting it together. I didn't want to ask any of our friends or family to coordinate it since everyone is strapped for cash right now and who needs the extra headache after the holidays? We are paying for dinner and booze for around 25 people as a thank you for being so supportive of our journey to parenthood (we did IVF for 3 years to get here, and our friends were so supportive and caring during that time!) and ALSO as a thank you for any gifts we might receive. Our hope is that it's going to be laid back and celebratory for all the guys and gals attending.
Then my co-workers are throwing a more traditional shower at the photo studio I work at (I am a photo shoot producer for a fashion brand) and I think that is the party where we will have games, prizes and get to act girly/ silly. It should be fun!
I registered on a website called wishpot where you can make a registry from whatever item from any site on the internet. It's a godsend since so many of the traditional stores don't carry organic items and I don't want to end up with a house full of BPA plastic disney toys. So far, It's great, and hopefully everyone can figure out how to navigate using it for the shower.
I threw so many baby showers for friends and co-workers when I was going through IVF (it was incredibly difficult, but I always enjoyed it), so I would be lying if I said I wasn't extremely excited for my own showers. In a way, this is as much a celebration for my DH and I finally getting here, as it is for all the people around us.