I'm 18 weeks pregnant with our third child. Dd is 6 and ds is 5. After ds, I donated ALL of our baby stuff because we weren't going to try for another baby soon and we didn't really have the room to store all the stuff. Plus, we weren't using it so I thought donating it was the best choice.
Now that I'm pregnant, I'm wondering if it's tacky to have another baby shower. I had one when I was pregnant with dd, but not with ds. They are 14 months apart so we had everything we needed except clothes and diapers.
Some people have said its tacky to have a baby shower after your first because it's a little greedy. Do you agree?? And no, I wouldn't be throwing a baby shower for myself. My mom will be doing it. I'm just curious to see what other moms think.
No not tacky. Why shouldn't each baby be celebrated! If someone doesn't agree they don't have to attend. Even if you saved your things people usually buy alot of disposable things, diapers etc. Its not like your having a bridal shower for the 3rd time. That would be a bit silly!
For me a shower is to celebrate each new baby. My dd is 16 months and I will have a shower for dd#2 due in February. My friend is throwing it. I also donated most of our baby stuff, but I'm not asking for gifts... If they bring something awesome, if not thats still fine. I just mostly want to be able to fill out her baby book and not have the shower page empty!
I don't think it's ever tacky to have a baby shower whether it's the second or the fifth. It is a celebration of a new life. I think your friends will understand your situation and be happy to help out. Even if you hadn't thrown everything out, you could still have had a shower but asked for things that every new baby needs like diapers and butt paste, etc. Celebrate each and every child!
Friends of my sister had a baby shower for her third child because there was 6 years between her last one. If your mom wants to throw you one, let her. I am sure your friends and family will be more than happy to contribute.
My family threw me a shower for both my dd and ds. They are 23 months apart. I knew we would eventually have another baby and we had the extra space so we saved all of their clothes. Now with baby #3 on the way, my best friend and my kids (now 6 and 4) are conspiring to throw me a tea party/baby shower. I'm ok with it and if people want to bring gifts, great. But if not, that's perfectly fine, too. This one will just be a fun celebration that the kids get to take part in, too.