Afraid no one will throw a baby shower for me

My baby is due the first of January and I am booked solid with other activities out of town every weekend from Mid-October through Christmas. So basically my baby shower(s) need to be by the 2nd weekend of October. A few people have asked if I wanted one, but that’s it. I don’t have anything set in stone yet and I am afraid people will try to do them when I am not available. How do I find out if the people are planning on throwing me a shower and or tell people that I have to have it by mid-October due to busy schedule remainder of the year? Also, my parents can’t afford to do a shower but my mother-in-law doesn’t seem to be interested in hosting it alone even though this is her first grandchild. Don’t know how to handle that?

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Afraid no one will throw a baby shower for me

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May 03, 2011

no one threw me a babyshower

by: Anonymous

its ok same here…i dont have anyone to throw me one. i’ll be due in 5 weeks and no one will. maybe its just me. i attend everyones babyshower and buy gifts for everyone. i have lots of frends and family but no one will offer. i didnt get a babyshower for my first baby either. i’m sad too but i guess i’lr just buy what i can. i guess i have no true friends.

Jan 05, 2010

you’re lucky

by: Anonymous

you’re lucky anyone has even asked you about having a shower. i’m pregnant with my first baby and i’m sure no one is going to throw one for me since all my family and friends live in nj and i live in nc. i’m just thankful that my dad and brothers have asked me what i would like them to buy as “baby gifts” cos i think that’s all i’m going to get from anyone! this all just makes me even more depressed that my mom isn’t around because if she was, i’m sure i would be having a shower…

Aug 27, 2009

My answer…

by: Sonya

You need to subtly mention during conversation that you are going to be really busy. Have a regular conversation the people that you think may be throwing a shower for you, and think of a way to add this into the conversation, without having to outright ask if you are getting a shower. You can say something like “you know, I can’t wait till I have some real time to rest. I have so much stuff to do for the next few months.” And since you need to have your shower by mid-October, the sooner you do this, the better.

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