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I'm curious what if anything those of us who are having their 2nd+ child are doing for a celebration for baby/pregnancy, etc. I'd thought about inviting a bunch of mama/girl friends out for a lunch or something, or maybe doing a co-ed BBQ, but am now leaning toward the idea of a "Sip-and-see" (inviting people for snacks and drinks after baby has come)<br><br>
We're not angling for gifts or anything, I just like the idea of having some sort of *something* to celebrate the coming of a new little one.<br><br>
What are you all doing? Or are you the type that doesn't like attention, and are happy that no one expects any time of celebration this time around? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I didn't expect anything, but my sister is throwing me a baby shower. Her explanation is that our last child was 7 years ago and that it's perfectly acceptable. I felt weird about it, and still do a little bit but it will be nice to have something for baby girl.<br><br>
I would like to have some sort of party after she is here, since we had a baptism for DS and it was nice for all the family to meet him, but I don't know what we will do since we live far away from them now...
 

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I don't have any problems with the idea of a baby shower for 2nd+ babies. But for some reason with Tres, I'm just not that into the whole idea. I have a friend who is dying to throw me a shower, but I've just been like "meh".<br><br>
I really want things low key ... just waiting to go into labor and meet him and keep rolling along.<br><br>
I like the idea of a 'sip and see'. I might do that! I'm totally excited by the idea of showing off the new addition.
 

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My friends talked about throwing me a diaper shower where they would all bring a newborn diaper or two for my stash, but then I ended up sewing 36 of them, so I don't think I'll be needing that!<br><br>
I don't know if they will still do anything or not. We aren't planning anything party-wise for after the babe comes though.
 

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I would have loved some kind of something this time. I<br>
didn't get anything last time as we lived far from family and didn't have any friends. This time I had friends but then my husband got laid off and we went to stay with my parents (and my mom doesn't do parties) and now we've just moved to a new state. So no party this time around either <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I thought my family would throw another one but more of a 'sprinkle' or a non gift celebration. We DO need stuff...I gave away all Cain's baby stuff to a single mama in need who we're close to so we don't have much of anything.<br><br>
A celebration would be nice but since we're not finding out the gender, it seems my cousins are at a loss and aren't as happy about throwing a party as they were at first. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> I keep insisting that gifts aren't necessary. We'll just have a cookout! Play a few 'estimate the weight and guess the gender' games, let everyone feel the belly. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"><br>
I guess they just don't see the point if you can't buy tons of little blue or pink outfits. Lol.<br><br>
So we may just not have one. I'm a little sad about it. I guess there's no rule that says we can't just throw our own and tell everyone 'no gifts' or something. I'd feel odd though, I think...
 

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Nah....no shower/party before baby is born. This is baby #3, and we have everything we need. My friends will probably throw me a "Meet the Baby" party after babe is born. We did this with my 2nd and it was a lot of fun!
 

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This is babe #4 for us, but our first girl <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> So, oddly enough I don't feel the need for a shower, alot of what I already have is neutral, I picked up a royal purple Britax Companion, so there's really nothing major I need. DH decided that we're going to have a "Bella of the Ball" meet/party after she's born, so everyone can meet and celebrate her. This will be the first time we've done a party after and I like the idea as I don't want people to feel they have to buy something. We've done the regular shower, Jack & Jill, and diaper shower in the past <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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My mom is throwing a small shower-just close family and a couple friends. I'm not registering or anything. Its mostly just to make her happy because she loves doing it and I could use some girly clothes.<br><br>
If I were organizing it myself, I'd probably do the Sip-and-See idea. I think it would be neat for everyone to get to meet the little one!
 

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I may be the only one to say this, but I was really hoping for a traditional shower, gifts and all. Yes, we have stuff from DD#1, and we are having another girl, but there are so many things we need and we have absolutly no $$ for them. Simple things like diaper cream, baby wash, socks. I was hoping the ladies at my work would organize one, but nobody did. Sigh. I guess I'll just have to flat out ask the grandma's to take me shopping after the little bub gets here.
 

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I hear you. I was kind of hoping for one too. Our first was a girl, this one is a boy, plus they'll be over 4 years apart. Both things are reasons for second baby baby showers IMO. Also, this is DP's first baby and I thought it would be special for him to celebrate. (We would do a co-ed thing). We're not sitting to hot financially, but it was more than that. I just think all babies deserve to be honored and celebrated, and moms should get a special day just for them in each pregnancy/for each baby.<br><br>
My sister is due around the same time as I, so we were kind of thinking we'll just do a 'welcome babies' thing with the whole family after they've both arrived. I'm happy about it as long as this baby gets some sort of celebration. I'd be planning one myself (totally tacky) if it weren't for the double baby blessing plans...lol.
 

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My SIL is going to throw something -- not really a traditional shower, but celebrating the new baby and people will be asked to bring food for the freezer. If they want to bring baby gifts, that's fine, but with boy #3 we don't NEED anything, there are just fun things I'd like to have.
 
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