Heidi - posted on 06/30/2010 ( 21 moms have responded )
I am 26 weeks pregnant with our second child (another boy) and our oldest is almost 5 years old. When my husband and I announced that we were having another baby, his sister told us "don't expect another baby shower"!!! I was very hurt by this comment. I feel it was both a RUDE and UNNECESSARY thing to say to happily expecting parents! I do not expect anything from anyone and I just could not believe she would say something like this to me and her own brother!
Anyways, as our son got older and started growing out of things, we gave his things to family (clothes, swing, toys, etc.) I did save a few outfits but I gave a lot of the other things away. Also, most of the furniture we had (crib, bassinet, saucer, etc.) got destroyed in storage because his brother NEVER told us that his basement flooded until after it was damaged.
My question is this, my hubby wants to throw me a Baby Shower, he said that he is going to take care of it. Is it wrong for us to do this? For some reason, his family is against having more than 1 Baby Shower, but the way we look at it is, we are celebrating the upcoming birth of a child! Whether it's 1 or 4, it's about the child, not the Mom or Dad! I mean, are we going to wear those cute little outfits, or wash up with Baby shampoo or go to the bathroom in those little tiny diapers??? I think not!
Please tell me if I am overreacting! Are we being selfish for throwing our own baby shower to celebrate the upcoming birth of our baby boy?