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Old Aug 26th, 2009, 06:08 AM   1
toseland13
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*when do you have a baby shower?*


hi all,

my MIL wants to throw me a baby shower but im just wondering when do people usually have one? as in how far gone are people when they have one?

if you have had one how far gone were you?

how many people did you invite?

was u embarassed asking people for things?

just wondering so she knows when to sort it for.

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Old Aug 26th, 2009, 06:14 AM   2
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I have no idea - but thanks for asking this as i was wondetring the same - i will await the answers with you!

Enjoy!

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Old Aug 26th, 2009, 06:28 AM   3
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Me to i'd like to know! Sorry can't be of any help!! x



 
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Old Aug 26th, 2009, 06:32 AM   4
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I'm due 30th november, and having one 17th october.

Am dreading it though but I don't know if theres any way of cancelling it without hurting mums/best friend's feelings..



 
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Old Aug 26th, 2009, 06:53 AM   5
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A couple months before the baby is due...



 
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Old Aug 26th, 2009, 06:57 AM   6
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I'm having mine in october time....but thats only as my friend whoseroganising it still lives with her parents and they are awya for 2 weeks in October!

I'm going to have a list of things people can buy me (I know it's really cheeky) but I have 90% of what I need, and I dont see the point in people wasting their money on things I dont need!

I've already said if 2 or 3 people wanna chip in for the bigger items (and I mean like 40) big! Then feel free......I'd rather have something I need.

I'm a bit worried really as I know they are organising it, but I dont know who to invite....do I ask my mum and sister? If so do I then have to invite my MIL (whose never met my side of the family) ahh its so confusing!



 
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Old Aug 26th, 2009, 08:39 AM   7
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Being from the central US, you have to have a baby shower. If you don't people might think you're a little crazy. Most people usually have them around the 6-7 month mark of their pregnancy, but anytime between 5-8 months is acceptable. Usually invite 20-30 people, depending on how many the hostess wants to hosts - remember she is throwing it for you, so you have to be considerate of her time and expectations. Gift registries are extremely common here and guests expect you to have one, usually at one or two locations. They don't have to buy off the registry, but it lets them know what you're needing and what you may want. Before you plan a shower tho, take into consideration what holidays and such are coming up and try to avoid a time close to them. Like for me, I'm due in February. But, we haven't told anyone and by the time we do we'll have Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Years to think about, so I probably won't have my shower until January. Baby showers are supposed to be fun, so I really hope you enjoy yours!!



 
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Old Aug 26th, 2009, 08:46 AM   8
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I'm not sure, but I'm dreading it. I hate the whole idea myself and I know that people are going to insist on having one at some point.



 
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Old Aug 26th, 2009, 11:41 AM   9
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Okay here's a question- let's say that you don't live near family and you don't have any close girlfriends that would organize one for you? I can't be the only nerd on here who doesn't have many friends- or am I lol?

I'm terrified it'll turn out like my bachlorette (my husband asked one of my bridesmaids to organize one for me, she didn't really want to take on the work so she only invited a few people the day before and nobody showed...except a few of her friends that I'd never met before...it was super humiliating)



 
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Old Aug 26th, 2009, 11:47 AM   10
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I am having 2 baby showers. I am due October 17th and my sister-in-law is having one for me September 19th and my Aunt is having one for me October 3rd. Usually people have a baby shower a month or 2 before their due date. The only reason my aunt is having hers so late is because that was the only time she could do it. She is a really busy woman. Hopefully he doesn't decide to come before then.



 
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