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post #21 of 29
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So, turns out the sweet ladies that I work with/worship with are indeed throwing us a shower next month.  I'm overwhelmed!  Now I have to register for stuff! 

 

What a blessing!

post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by CoBabyMaker View Post

 

What a blessing!

 

It truly is.  I just spent several hours on Amazon, trying to think of stuff we need!  I could only come up with eleven items.  Oh well.  Gift cards are great too!

post #23 of 29
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It truly is.  I just spent several hours on Amazon, trying to think of stuff we need!  I could only come up with eleven items.  Oh well.  Gift cards are great too!

Yes, gift cards are great because things tend to sneak up!  Could they do a food shower or something? 

post #24 of 29
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Originally Posted by CoBabyMaker View Post

Yes, gift cards are great because things tend to sneak up!  Could they do a food shower or something? 

 

I would love that.  Or, honestly, a housekeeping shower?  My MIL got me eight weeks of housekeeping from a service after my first birth and it was a DREAM.  I would have traded all the other gifts for that.  We are sort of picky about what we eat (bad food makes me feel bad), so I hate getting into all that.  I would, of course, just gladly accept any food anyone gives, but hate feeling like I'm wasting anything I don't want to eat, KWIM?

post #25 of 29

On mealtrain and carecalendar you can specify your food preferences. I think everyone of us should have a meal calendar of some sort. It helps organize who's coming over and they can list what they are bringing so you don't get a roast chicken two days in a row. So you could say, all organic no pork or whatever your diet is.

The ladies that come to the shower would sign up there and you choose one person to organize it for you, its very simple and gives people an opportunity to help out more if they want.

I'm bringing a lasagna to a new family tomorrow.

post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by moriahmoonstar View Post

On mealtrain and carecalendar you can specify your food preferences. I think everyone of us should have a meal calendar of some sort. It helps organize who's coming over and they can list what they are bringing so you don't get a roast chicken two days in a row. So you could say, all organic no pork or whatever your diet is.

The ladies that come to the shower would sign up there and you choose one person to organize it for you, its very simple and gives people an opportunity to help out more if they want.

I'm bringing a lasagna to a new family tomorrow.

Oh, good thinking!  I've also used takethemameal.com, where you can write notes about allergies and preferences.  Truth be told, I don't love having people in my environment for a week or two after birth (very private and it's my sanctuary, plus I'm usually naked and nursing!), so I'm kind of going to try to limit that.  I'm going to try to stock up the freezer in the next month or two to get us through the postpartum, but I might sign up for meals too!  

post #27 of 29

I hear ya!  I have actually been wanting the same thing!  My kids have food sensitivities so food is hard.  I have been trying to figure out how to ask for people to help me clean when they offer to bring food.

post #28 of 29

The ladies at our Church are giving me a shower for this baby. Since I've never had a shower for the previous babies it will be nice to finally have that experience. However its our 3rd baby in as many years so we really, really don't need any more "stuff." Even our clothing for the first few sizes are almost all gender neutral because we never find out gender ahead of time. Since I have nothing to register for we decided it would make more sense to just have a "book shower" as it is impossible to have too many books, and if we get duplicates no worries, it just means we have copies to replace the ones my oldest destroys. (He has gone through several board books since Christmas where he peels back the layers of paper that make the boards just to see how it works then asks us to "help again" by putting them back together, which unfortunately most of them have been beyond repair.)

 

We actively discourage people bring us meals. We do have a few unusual food allergies here, but mostly we are just very choosy not only about ingredients, but how food is cooked, and I don't feel it is appropriate to ask other people to make food around our preferences, especially when nobody we know eats the way we do. Almost everyone we know IRL eats the SAD way. We eat a low glycemic index diet, with organic produce & dairy and pasture raised/finished meat, with no pork products at all, and hardly any shellfish (very occasional shrimp is about it.) We know that the way we eat is very different to everyone around us, so we would rather not waste the time and money other people put in to providing meals. Instead I'm doubling up and feeding the freezer the extras, and I'll probably do a few days of bulk prep & freeze for crockpot meals too.

post #29 of 29

My mother and best friend are throwing me a "sprinkle" (second shower) in the spring. I asked them to focus on celebration/connection rather than gifts.

 

We already have almost everything from people being so generous! So much clothes, cloth diapers, a co sleeper, slings, carseat, etc.

 

We don't need much more. But it will be nice to celebrate.

 

We did a registry on babylist.com, which I love, because it's like a Pinterest, and you can add postpartum meals, gift certificates, etc.

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