my mother and sister threw me a shower when I visited them in DC in January, and it was lovely! it was all ladies and we had so much fun. most people got us gifts off our Amazon registry, which was great (though we don't really need most of the stuff on our registry, but my mom insisted we make one).
my friend here expressed interest in throwing me a shower, but I think it's probably going to end up being a "meet the baby" party at her place. I think that would be best way to go, since I'm tied up with school for the next three weeks and her roommate is moving after that, so the timing isn't great. I don't mind! I feel like it'll be more fun with a baby, anyway. a couple of my friends/colleagues at school also mentioned wanting to throw me a shower, but they haven't said anything specific about it since. I'm guessing it's not going to happen, which is totally fine. it's sweet that they mentioned it, though.