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#1 of 10 Old 07-31-2005, 06:01 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I know this was brought up a few months ago, but wondered if anyone has had a shower, or if anyone is getting a shower in the next few months? Was it fun?

My sister (this is baby #3 for me) wants to throw me one and I was thinking of asking for a cloth diaper party. I don't know if I should ask for the cash to buy them myself or should I register somewhere online and leave it up to them? The latter seems a scary choice and I might not get what I really need...but then again I might not get enough cash to buy what I need.... any thoughts?

Also if registering...where should I go to register? Is there an online store that has a lot of everything?
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I'm getting a shower at the end of August (since its 8 hours away, we are doing it a little early) It will mostly be family This is my first baby, but we have all the big stuff, mostly hand me down, so the shower is mainly for clothes, blankets, washcloths...stuff like that. I can't wait!

lovnbnhome~ I saw a great site that had cloth diapers & stuff with a gift registry, but now I can't find it! If I do I'll let you know. I think that would be better then asking for cash, although cash would be easier for you. I think people like buying and wrapping stuff to give, cash isn't as much fun for them!

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I'm not having one and am feeling a little sad about it. It's not that we need stuff (and in fact I feel a little awkward with that part of the idea), but I liked having a time to celebrate my first baby in that way, and I'm sorry that a celebration isn't happening for this baby, too.
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My shower is in the works! I am so excited!

I have registered for cloth diapers at wishlist.com

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This is my second so no shower for me! That is fine with me.

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I think a friend of mine will throw one for me after the baby comes. This is my second and we have just about everything we need. Maybe it will be a girl this time.... but I don't want too much more "stuff".
I like the idea of having one afterwards to have my friends say hello and meet him/her.

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Even though this is my second, it's been almost six years since I had my first, and I was rather convinced he'd be the only one. I don't really need everything I thought I needed, the first time around. But I am hoping for lots of hand-me-downs... and my friend really wanted to throw a shower for me, this time. So, I'm calling it a "sprinkle" - though I did do registry because there were people who asked about it. I'm happy to have the excuse to celebrate the arrival of this baby. (And doing it before is my preference, as shortly after the birth, I won't be the best party participant... That's just me, I guess.)


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Originally Posted by RachelGS
I'm not having one and am feeling a little sad about it. It's not that we need stuff (and in fact I feel a little awkward with that part of the idea), but I liked having a time to celebrate my first baby in that way, and I'm sorry that a celebration isn't happening for this baby, too.
Don't be sad. You're not the only one..
I won't have a baby shower either. I don't have friends/relatives around here that would throw me one.
So, I'm just giving myself a "shower." At least I know I'll get EXACTLY what I want!!
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I had two showers. The first one was with my friends here in Boulder. There was a lot of meaning and ritual to it and I still got the cute stuff that everyone likes to buy. The second party was after Elijah was born in Chicago where my family is. That way everyone go to meet him.
I found that no one is going to go online and buy you diapers if they are not a fluent onliner. it is best to ask a grandparent of someone that wants to ge the baby something big just to get all the diapers. anything we did not get we supplemented with used diapers.
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This is my second. My first is soon to be 2, so we still have all the baby stuff we needed with her. When we moved, we threw out all the baby stuff we didn't use [crib, etc..] AND to top things off, this one is a girl as well [yay girls! ] so I still have all my daughter's baby clothes to pass down to this new little one. So we're all set. No shower for us.
But that's okay. Even if she were a boy and we needed all new boy clothing and such, I'd just wait until he was born to have a little "meet the baby" party instead of a shower.
[Last time, my daughter came 3 days BEFORE our shower, so I wouldn't want to jinx anything by having a shower ever agian! LOL!!]

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