Edited to let you escape the rant. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br>
Maybe more of your guests are knitters like me, who don't even bother to look at registries.
haha...thanks. you're right. anything that's not worth bringing home with me i can say "thanks family, this will be great at YOUR HOUSE for when we visit!"<br><br>
i decided to add a few things to a registry at a store that's convenient to everyone and leak the word.<br><br>
and there are worse things than being surprised by unexpected gifts at a shower. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> i need to get over myself, and i just might have fun!
Edited beacuse I am going to follow suit and be positive!<br><br>
PS-Got the clothing situation taken care of after reading a few posts here. I am wearing the slacks that I ordered and found a cute shirt that will go tonight at JC Penney! Maybe there is something to this positive thinking.
I am stressing over the shower thing too. I want to be excited and I was in early pregnancy, now I don't know if I want to even deal with it.<br><br>
So I am going to try to be like you and just try to get positive about this!
IMO, showers are great! I had three when I was PG with DD. It was a great opportunity to celebrate the upcoming arrival. And it felt good to be pampered for a day. Great food, great cake, and great company. People are there to see you (not a special outfit) and give you gifts for your new baby.<br><br>
Try not to stress. Maybe you could do an online registry and get things like cloth diapers and other things you need (I know there are sites that will pull together items from different websites for you).<br><br>
Try to let the shower be a fun way to prepare and celebrate your LO. I truly got everything I needed and more (but I had 60+ people at two of the showers).<br><br>
I'm actually sad that there isn't any sort of celebration for this LO! Not for the gifts, just for the celebration.
I'm with Valerie, I loved my showers and the fun times. Granted the shower that we had in Houston for DS was frustruating because I was pestered and pestered to register for things and then I didn't get a THING off of my registry, just a bunch of bibs and other random stuff <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> But the shower that my MIL and her best friend threw for us a month after he was born (flew home to Chicago) was seriously the best time ever. Just sitting around talking with all the women and having a good time. I got a lot of really thoughtful gifts from that shower that I will treasure forever.<br><br>
I am really bummed that there is no celebration planned for this babe. It was really special the last time and I was hoping that MIL and her friend (who I am also close with) would do another one but my MIL flat out said that she thinks it's tacky to have another shower this soon. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: At least I know that my mom is working on a quilt for this little one, and I am actually making a few things this time around, so that is what counts.