Erin - posted on 11/02/2012 ( 9 moms have responded )
I am here trying to figure out if I should host my own baby shower.
I live in a different state then my family, my husbands family is not interested...(long story)
And Nobody has stepped forward or hinted about it.
I am a "Do-it-yourself" kind of person since I have not known a lot of support in my life growing up or with the decisions I have made to better my life in the past as an adult.
My husband is working full time But I was laid off in a probation period for my job because of my pregnancy, So I could use the extra help with baby things, I just want to make sure I am ready as a first time mom When My little boy gets here.
Growing up my family used to use baby showers as a way too not only prepare you with gifts etc, but they would have other mothers answer questions and give advice for things to do with labor-to after birth things. Basically a party where everyone imparts their knowledge and expertise too help the mother prepare, and help the oncoming excitement or anxiety of having a person in her life who relies on her. I would love to be able to get these advice tips and Input from people with more experience.
I have heard people say its selfish to do so and that I am "making it seem" Like I want people to buy me things, well In the grand scheme of things no matter who throws it thats exactly what your doing anyways.
Just want to know how long should I wait for someone to offer before planning one myself with the help of a friend or something? And since the holidays are coming what would you suggest for time of the party?
I am currently 25 weeks, And He is due in Feb. So I don't think doing it before Christmas is the best plan lol!
No negative comments please, just a mom who needs a little help and advice here!