Okay, so I just spent some time with family and there was no mention of having a baby shower. I really didn't expect it but now that I am coming up to the 3rd trimester I'm feeling kind of bad about it.
Maybe it is b/c this has been such a roller coaster pregnancy, but it just seems commonplace that I'm having another baby (to others) and to me this baby/pregnancy is just as special as the others. In some ways I feel like I am more in need of celebrating/pampering this time around.
A family member recently told me that she wanted to throw me a shower but then began to list all of the reasons why she isn't going to. It just felt so insenstive! But then I am more sensitive, I suppose.
I've thought of throwing a baby shower myself, but don't feel totally comfortable with it. Any thought/suggestions as to other ways to really celebrate this pregnancy and the baby's approaching birth?