Thanks for all of the repliesI'm feeling much, much less sorry for myself compared to last night.
So yes, I am going to throw a blessingway get together at my house around 37 weeks where we will all decorate my belly cast, generally enjoy each other's company and make bracelets/anklets to wear until the baby comes, ohh and maybe make prayer flags too (that is what we did at another blessingway that I went to.)
It is funny to hear people react so strongly negative to the idea of throwing oneself a 'shower.' I guess I stay far enough outside social norms to not have to worry about being 'tacky' to the people that I would be inviting anyways. Plus I would never think of registering for gifts somewhere, even if someone was throwing me a shower, to me, that is 'tacky'. I liked the comment that people who want to give a gift will give a gift no matter what.