This is my second child, so I don't really want a shower. BUT, I would love to have a blessingway or something similar. I've been working on ds's scrapbook, and I'm just overwhelmed by all the cards/gifts, etc. from my showers (I had 3!) when I was pg with him. I'd like to do SOMETHING for this next baby, too.
I'd like people to bring blessings for the new baby and the soon-to-be big brother, and also bring casseroles or other meals to freeze. I'm guessing it would be really tacky to throw myself such a party, though, and I don't know who else to ask. My best friend who will be at the birth is so overwhelmed with working overtime and taking care of her dd that I don't want to add any other pressure or obligations to her plate. My ILs would probably not understand what a blessingway is, and would most likely just think it was a stupid idea. Plus, we haven't even told them yet that we're having a homebirth. I have a lot of acquaintances through LLL, but I'm not really close enough to any of them at this point that I would be comfortable asking them.
Maybe I could just ask my best friend to "sponsor" it, but I'll do all the work and provide the house?? Or, is that still tacky?
Melissa , wife to Tom , mom to The Baron , the Bean , Little Bear , and Baby Beaver