So a couple of my friends have offered to throw me showers, but I have a timing issue. My mom, who lives on the opposite coast, is coming out about a week before my due date so she can be here for the birth (maybe) and for the first couple weeks with baby. She would really like to be here for the shower, too. Since I think we should have it on the weekend, that means July 27th-29th - and my due date is AUGUST 1st! I am nervous about scheduling it so close to the due date! Baby could be a couple of days old, I could be in labor, or - best case scenario - I will be at my biggest and most uncomfortablest. Plus I will have to deal with the hassle of entertaining and dealing with gifts at that stage too. Friends, mom, and DH all think my concerns are silly. They say so what if the baby is already born, everyone will understand on the off chance that I am actually in labor, and they will do all the work so I don't have to do a thing to get ready/clean up. I would really like to have my mom there... What do you think?
Baby Shower Timing - Advice?
I was on bed rest for 2 1/2 months with my first, so we had no choice but to schedule the shower for after dd's due date. It worked out really well. We didn't find out the baby's gender till her birth, so people had time to shop for pink (all pink, lots of pink, pink, pink!). Everyone loved seeing the baby too.
Three things though: 1. the shower was over an hour away, which made for an unpleasant drive with a 3-week old. 2. I was super-paranoid about anyone touching her in the midst of flu season. We basically had to guard her like a hawk while we were there. 3. I felt great in my last trimester despite the bed rest, but I was pretty uncomfortable after the birth, with healing and having difficulty figuring out breastfeeding and being emotional and adjusting to mommyhood.