I'm not quite 15 weeks, but my mom asked me a few days ago when I want my shower. So first of all, when is the best time to have a baby shower in relation to EDD? And can I pick the date?
Also, how much input can I have? I mean, I'm not trying to plan it, but I do have a few requests. For example, I think those "guess the chocolate bar smushed in a diaper" and "taste the baby food" games are DISGUSTING and trashy. I feel they are so commonplace around here. Can I request that those types of games not be played?
I don't want to be rude, but I also don't want the guests side-eyeing the shower. So just tell me what you would do/what I can do. Thanks!
Post by ldubhawksfan on Oct 12, 2015 10:15:54 GMT -5
I think since your mom asked, you are well within reason to give her a timeframe of when might be good for a shower and what sort of games you wouldn't like. I specifically told my mom I didn't want the TY address on envelopes game. I just had my showers at 32 & 33 weeks and I think it was good timing, though I agree that I was pretty exhausted by the end of both. I wasn't too uncomfortable, I wasn't on flight restrictions yet (for the first one back home), and it is still enough time for me to now feel like I can start getting the nursery set up without worrying about it being too close to my EDD.
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Post by billyhorrible on Oct 12, 2015 16:54:26 GMT -5
I like showers in the early 30s - in general, most women are feeling "cute and pregnant" at that stage as opposed to feeling frumpy or whale-like. Energy level isn't at it's lowest, discomfort isn't at its highest.
In general, I agree with leaving the planning up to the planner, but I do think an exception for things that would make you uncomfortable (like the games) is acceptable to request.
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