Samantha - posted on 04/22/2010 ( 91 moms have responded )
I was always under the impression that the baby shower is to either welcome the baby or celebrate the expected arrival of the baby. I'm now pregnant with my second child and my first will be around 20 months when baby is born. My mother and sister in-law said that you only have the shower for the first baby. When I questioned why my sister in-law had one for her last child they said because the age gap was almost 9 years so it was different. I don't mean to sound greedy but I feel like second child is getting ripped off. I'm thinking of waiting until baby is born so we know the sex and then inviting people over to welcome the baby. This way there is still a celebration for baby without having someone throw a shower for me. I'm wondering what everyone thinks about this subject. Would you want a second baby shower? Or do you think the first one covers the second baby? Just curious from other people's experiences. Thanks!