Welcome to the World Baby Shower vs Traditional Baby Shower

Discussion in 'Pregnancy After A Loss' started by AfterAbigail, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. AfterAbigail

    AfterAbigail Well-Known Member

    Jul 18, 2010
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    I've just popped over here from the 3rd trimester forum for some advice.

    My Mum and Mum in law are keen to throw me a baby shower but this is something I am not interested in given that we lost our first born daughter during full term labour.

    I am thinking of agreeing to a "Welcome Shower" for once our baby is here as I would feel more comfortable. I know its not traditonal but has anyone ever held or attended a "Welcome Shower" and do you have any suggestions on activities etc?

  2. lesleyann

    lesleyann Mummy

    Sep 17, 2008
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    never had or been to one however, do it like a normal shower, but it is then also a baby meet to everyone in one go, also if you dont tell the weight you could have a game on guessing how much little one weighs, how long ect
  3. mememe123

    mememe123 Cautiously Pregnant

    Feb 13, 2011
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    I completely agree with your idea!!!

    I would do the exact same thing as you... The baby can be there and you have a little less stress on yourself during your pregnancy. <-- most important.

    My first child born DD now 5 was concieved just after a late 16 wks loss... Not quite the same scenario as yourself however I had an after the baby born shower as well.
    I loved it.. everyone got to see my baby and it was abotu 4-6 weeks after she was born so I was feeling great and was ready to get out with everyone I knew... I felt more like the shower was for her B-day than myself getting presents. : )

    We did the same games as a regular shower.

    Hope this helps!!!

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