- November 14, 2011
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My third pregnancy is coming to an end, thankfully.
I’m not one of the lucky ladies who enjoys being pregnant. The first time around really was the best for me. Maybe that was because I didn’t know what was coming, or perhaps it was just all the excitement and attention that first time moms get. Maybe it was getting a baby shower? Actually, no, I’m not a huge fan of baby showers, especially when they are thrown in my honor. I always feel uncomfortable receiving gifts.
This way I don’t have to worry about my house being in shambles or feeding guests who stop by to see the baby every single day.
But that’s just me.
Although I do realize that the gifts are for the baby, and that a shower is just an excuse to get together and celebrate the upcoming birth. Instead of opting for a shower this time around (and frankly I didn’t really need anything for the baby anyway) we decided to have a “Meet the Baby-Que.” My goals here are to give anyone who wants to come meet our newest addition the opportunity to do so. Sort of like an open house, but for coming to meet the baby. I’m also trying to get everyone to come on the same day. This way I don’t have to worry about my house being in shambles or feeding guests who stop by to see the baby every single day. Everyone can come on one planned day, whenever is good for them.
I plan for this to be roughly one month after the baby is born, giving him time to come home and our whole family to get settled into our new roles. It also gives mom and baby the opportunity to figure out how to breast feed and a general schedule or sorts.
All the excitement of celebrating the new life, without feeling like I’m asking for gifts or hand outs!