Originally Posted by TaraRae82
I think all babies deserve a shower. It doesn't have to be a "showering of gifts" event.
I love the idea of a meet the baby party too after you get settled after the birth! Like a housewarming but with a baby!
Originally Posted by lifeguard
Can you tell your mom or a close friend how you feel & request that they organize something for you?
I agree with TR and lg. I had baby showers for each of my three kids. I am a scrapbooker, and wanted the photos of friends and family gathered to celebrate the baby.
The showers for dd2 and dd3 were both "after the baby" showers - as I chose not to find out gender beforehand, and would have needed clothes if I'd had a boy.
Dd3's shower was a book shower. Each guest brought their favorite childhood book, so the baby had a little library of books that were her very own, instead of her sisters' hand-me-downs. We even had it at the room you can reserve at the library - so no cost and no one had to get their own house ready for company.
Do you have any family or friends that you feel comfortable asking to host something like this for you? I think it is a really fair thing to want! It isn't about the gifts; it is about celebrating the baby. At mine, people really loved being able to see and hold the baby. We did them when the babies were about a month old.
Could you hint to dp that you want one, and have him mention to a close friend or your mom if you don't want to?