23 November 2017

The Truth About Baby Showers

When I was pregnant with Sophia, I threw myself a simple baby shower at home with a little help from a friend. Being young with no enough knowledge on proper etiquette and all, I did that for the gifts, apparently. As how we know it, "gifts are central to showers." That's the main reason why there is such to begin with.

My baby shower cake nine years ago
At the onset of my current pregnancy, I thought about it and discussed it with my husband. He said that no one will come to our baby shower anymore (should we have one) since most of the friends who attended the first are no longer in our circle. Even if it hurt me big time, I agreed with him. Sometimes, for one to finally accept the truth, it has to hurt first. I have moved on easily, though and gotten over it already. For me, growing up means losing some friends in the process.
Even if I have decided to no longer hold a baby shower,  I still wondered who might be coming just in case. And then I read Emily Post's short advice as shared in the only mommy-centered Facebook group that I am a member of, Glam-O-Mamas. 


It made sense to me. So yup, now on my 36th week, instead of spending it on a shower that I could have thrown for myself, I just bought my rainbow baby the things she will need. Also, it taught me what to tell the people who asked when I would have one. Hihi. 

Thankfully, there are still some who showered us with love and made us feel extra special with or without a party. 

How about you, what are your thoughts on this? 

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PS - If you're still confused, you can read this article on what to give, who should host, etcetera ~ Baby Showers: Welcoming the New Baby

5 comments:

  1. Honestly... Ngayon ko Lang nalaman bakit may baby shower.. hehehehe.... Never tried it before kasi pero parang ansarap magganyan...

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  2. Hi. We had a simple baby shower prepared but it is more for the purpose of thanksgiving. This is our rainbow baby and would-be first child so we just wanted to celebrate this blessing. �� But it doesn’t mean na kung walang baby shower, the baby’s coming is not celebrated at all... parents can have their own way of celebrating... pwedeng grande or practical. ��

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  3. Parang walang aattend sa akin if ever meron at wala din mag-aabalang magsurprise, naubos na ang mga friends ko eh. Sad life.

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  4. I’ve known since my first pregnancy that baby showers (and bridal showers) are to be planned by family/friends. But since I’m the first one in the barkada to get married, no one planned one. Haha! Totally understand though. Also, I’m not much of a party person kaya okay lang. :D

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    1. I was also the first one in the barkada to get pregnant! There were friends who attended without any gifts. Nakakatawa when I remember it - they just ate and laughed! :D

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