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Baby Shower

I had my baby shower on Sunday. It was just a small party with four guests, but that worked for me as I don’t like entertaining in the first place. I did a little decorating with balloons and a welcome sign on the door.

Since no one has really been to our home before we started with a house tour followed by lunch. I ordered some pizza, made cupcakes with blue frosting, and had some chips set out.

Following that we played some baby shower games. For the first game I had a baby bottle filled with soother candies and the guests had to guess how many candies they thought were in the bottle. The winner got to keep the bottle and candy.

Next we played a game called Diaper Notes. Guests take a diaper and write on the back of it with some inspiration for those late night diaper changes.

After that we had Baby Bucket List. Here guests will write down something you should try to do in babies first year. Something you wish you had done with your own children, something you would like to do with your future children, or an activity you think the new family would enjoy.

I also had a baby pool sign for guests to guess when the babies birthday is going to be. You can also list how much you think they will weigh, and how long they were going to be.

We played the yarn game where guests will take a spool of yarn and cut it off at the length they think will wrap around the mother’s belly. Whoever gets the measurement the closest wins a prize.

While opening gifts I had found a bingo game online where guests check off the items as you open them. It makes the gift portion more exciting for the guests instead of just watching someone open presents.

Following the gifts we had a quiz. I wrote down different statements, such as “Who owns more pairs of shoes” and then the guest will guess if the answer is mom or dad. It was fun to see who knew us better.

One of the hosts drew up a picture of a uterus with an egg inside and had sperm for each person to pin onto the picture. The person who got the sperm closest to the egg won the game.

The final game we played was where guests try to guess the mother’s weight. One of my guests guessed it right on at 140lbs.

All in all I believe everyone had fun. After everyone left I was pretty exhausted which I actually didn’t expect. I remember reading about other people saying they were tired after their parties but I didn’t think that would be the case with me.

Planning a Baby Shower

At first, I wasn’t sure if I was going to have a baby shower. You can’t really throw one for yourself, because it looks like you are just asking people for gifts. I started setting up an Amazon Baby Registry pretty much as soon as I found out I was pregnant. I didn’t plan on sharing it with anyone until we made our pregnancy announcement, but a family member was told about it and wanted to see it early which caused me stress. I felt like I was being rushed and I didn’t feel my list was ready for public viewing.

During a visit with some friends, one of them offered to help me throw a shower which I was thankful for. She also recruited another friend who had helped her throw her shower a couple years ago. The only problem with having a baby shower though, is that I don’t really have any friends haha. My family all lives on the other side of Canada and my best friend is 4 hours away. I wanted to have a co-ed shower so I wouldn’t be alone, but my boyfriend refused to come. So I started planning on a small get-together with about 4-6 people.

I’m not really a social person, so sitting in a room with people I don’t really know that well was a stressful thought for me. One of the hosts suggested we go do an activity like bowling, which sounds fun since we wouldn’t be sitting around staring at each other. But at the same time, thinking about being 7 months pregnant (the shower is in November) and trying to bowl, sounded like a bad idea to me.

As we started brainstorming, I also set up a Facebook page so I could start inviting some long-distance people in case they actually could make it and needed to book some time off to come. I really didn’t expect my best friend or any of our families to come. My best friend said she is going to try and fly up for the event, and then my boyfriend’s mom and sister said they are also going to try to attend (they live about 15 hours away). But I’m honestly not sure who is going to be there. People keep saying they are coming and then saying they can’t. It does make it a bit tricky to plan.

I think at this point I’ve pretty much got it planned out in my head. We have a date picked and a few people have confirmed that they are coming. I think I know what food I’m going to have. Now I mostly have to decide which games we are going to play and hope that we don’t get bored.