This is a call for help. My family (mainly my mother and so on) are planning a baby shower for me. I've already mentioned that I'm not really interested in playing games and that I think both genders should attend. This is going to be a family only shower as I live in a different state and all my family lives in one state. (My friends are luckily more in tune with my personality and I'll be having a blessing way with them). I want the shower to be more of a family gathering rather than some ridiculous 'pin the diaper on the baby' games and silliness. My mother and aunt have suggested that males in my family will definitely not want to attend, which is actually a little hurtful..as I'm just looking to celebrate the initiation of a new child into our family.j
Anyway, I need help- I'm into natural living, country living. I don't know what to register for. The family wants to buy/give me a LOT of new things and I want to make sure that they are going to be things I will actually use. So, this being my first baby and me being only 20, I'm kind of at a loss as to what I'll actually need
What are the things that you found the most helpful? I'm planning on baby-wearing, definitely breast-feeding, and I want to co-sleep (but the man isn't very into the co-sleeping idea) Input on the co-sleeper bedside crib deal would be helpful, ideas on online places I can register for more natural, organic baby clothes etc. Or just any empathy for other women who have dealt with a big baby shower that just didn't really line up with their personality will be greatly appreciated.