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#1 of 9 Old 01-15-2006, 09:10 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I had a surprise shower! And it really was a surprise. I got such generous gifts - in fact I can't think of anything else I would really want. Got my snuggle nest, boppy pillow, bouncy seat, pack 'n' play with bassinet, pump, carseat, sling and other lovely things.

Anyone else have one yet?
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That sounds lovely! It sounds like you got a lot of what you wanted/needed. I love that it was a suprise, too! (Did you have a suspicion?)

I think that I am in line for at least one work related shower and some toasting from the neighbors, but my friends and family are so scattered across the country that it seems unlikely that I'll be having a shower with just family and friends. My sweet DH is worried that I will be missing out on something if I don't have a shower like that with teacakes and sandwiches and keeps asking me if should do something -- he says he thinks people we know should/would like to celebrate me being pregnant. With such a sweet husband, I don't worry about whether I get a shower. Maybe I'll just by myself a cake and skip the shower games!
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My mother threw me an "online shower" here: http://www.webbabyshower.com/maggi It's been so neat to get comments from friends and family I haven't seen in years! So far we only got gifts from Grandpa Mike.

There are several other events in the works, too. The teachers at work are throwing me a shower at the end of this month. The media specialists (librarians) in our district have TWO pregnancies and an engagement for the first time in years (aging profession!) so we're all having a joint shower after the babies are born. My neighbor has asked if I would like a blessingway, so that will probably happen. And my best friend, who is extremely busy planning a convention right now, asked if I would like a shower... I feel the love!!
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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?

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Honeybee, I don't think it's tacky for you to throw yourself a casserole-making party! My guess is your friend would be happy to do such a thing, though. I don't see that it's any different from signing up for a registry. You're just telling people what you need.
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Casserole party is a great idea. Most people like to cook, and its a good gift if its your second baby and you don't need all the stuff. People who don't cook can give you gift certificates for take-out All your friend has to do is send out invitations. It makes sense to be at your house anyway since it has to go in your freezer!
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(*chuckle*) Tacky or not, I have been quite involved in the organization of the shower my best friend is putting together in a couple of weeks . . . she has been swamped with job search stuff and taking care of her son, so I put together the invitation and sent it out (under her name, of course!). I also worked out the last-minute scheduling issues that cropped up, and may end up delegating some final details (since she lives out of state and is coming up just for the shower).

I think it is great to figure out what you need (i.e. casseroles vs. more "stuff") and give your friends an opportunity to give it to you; I think that ultimately, EVERYONE wants to help when there is a baby on the way, but they are often stymied by trying to figure out HOW.

P.S. When you put together invites for people to bring food, make sure you ask them to bring the recipe as well! That way if you get any particularly DELICIOUS dishes, you will know how to make them in the future!
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I have a shower coming up this weekend. My best friend is throwing it. Everything is a surprise except the fact that its happening and that its a 2pm and the guest list. It will be a little weird though, because I don't have a whole lot of friends outside of work, so basically its work people and a few family members and two non-work friends.
I just hope for cake, good times and as greedy as it is, presents!

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Some friends of mine threw a surprise shower for me before I left California... it was so much fun! I was absolutely surprized. They pooled together some $$ and got us 4 months worth of diaper service very cool!

My MIL and her sisters are throwing a shower for me in a few weeks. It will be mostly my in-laws, DH's cousins, etc. and a few friends that I **** keep in touch with from Seattle. I'm a tad nervous because all of the family friends are very mainstream and I'm sure there will be questions/comments about the homebirth, etc. But one of my friends is also a MDC mama and is having an HVBAC so I know she'll keep me sane!

DH and I registered at BRU and TheThingsIWant.com. All the good stuff is on the online registry (slings, CD's, etc.) and I know nobody will use it! I know it sounds superficial, and I really am grateful for anything... but it would be nice to get some cool AP stuff!
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