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When should I have my baby shower?

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We put this one to our users, and it sounds like earlier is better... Here's what you had to say!

“My shower is planned when I will be 35 weeks along, and I would have preferred it much earlier for planning and shopping purposes. We had to pick the date we chose due to everyone going on vacation for Easter and Spring Break. Convenient for everyone but me!” -- Hilarycee

“I had my shower at 32 wks. I personally didn't want to wait any longer because I was getting so uncomfortable. You want to be able to enjoy it as well as have the energy to deal with everything afterwards. You will need to wash the clothes, put everything away, and then go shopping for what you still need. Those things take time and energy which we are quickly running out of!” –- sannice1979

“I am having my shower at 35 weeks. I think it is a good time, because I still have plenty of time afterwards to buy anything we still need. However this is the latest I would want it. Any later you are almost considered full term and could deliver any minute. I might not have enough time to buy anything I still need.” -- alyadams

“I'm having a work shower at 35 weeks and a family shower at 37 weeks. It is later than most, but it's nice to have something to look forward to at this point. Of course we have to have the essentials (car seat, bassinet) on hand in case of early delivery.” -- Sarah&JoeinSC

“I'm having my shower the next two weekends!! I'll be 31 and 32 wks. I think it's a good time for me bc I am still able to get around, so I can shop for what I still need and take back what I don't want.” -- asned

“A work shower is planned for me tomorrow at nearly 38 weeks and I think this is WAY too late to be having it (I really did try to decline). I am uncomfortable in my own skin right now and I have NO energy come day's end to spend organizing. At this late point in the game, I feel like I could go into labor at any minute and that my thank-you notes will go out really late. I know people will understand, but it's not the way I like to do things!” --MrsFeisty

“My shower is planned for this weekend, when I am 36 (almost 37) weeks. Although it allowed me a good amount of time to add extra items to my registry, I do wish it was just a couple of weeks earlier. At this point I am too big and I tire too easily to prepare and set up all of these items. Although my husband will help, it is overwhelming at this stage. I wish everything was already here and ready for baby. Once all is set up, I still have to purchase, write, and mail thank you cards...all while being able to ‘go’ at anytime.” -- tgifhim

“I had my first when i was 28 weeks b/c that was what worked best for my sisters. Honestly, I LOVED having my first -- bigger -- shower early because I've had a lot of time to go through what I got and set it up and get organized. Plus, that was at the beginning of my 3rd trimester when I still had lots of energy. I'm glad I got tons of big stuff at that shower b/c I can't imagine having to set up all the toys and such at 37 weeks. Plus, earlier showers give you more time to search out the good deals and order stuff online that you need but don't get off your registry.” -- mamaerin

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Im having mine at thirty weeks, they say to have it about your seventh month.

cheyenne.marie |

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I would stay at least 4 weeks before the baby is due.

BklynWoman11 |

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definitely about 2 months out which is 7 months pregnant. Gives you time to prepare and organize, plus you aren't feeling too uncomfortable yet.

afriscia |

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this thread was so helpful. i am pg with my first so i don't think ahead about running out of energy to get things ready and put away. not to mention, i am due in jan, so i don't want to have to deal with anything during christmas time! thanks for the advice. looks like november is the best option for me :)

AGSkelton |

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We are having our baby shower Oct 10th I'll be 7and half months I hope I will still be able to enjoy it but it is the only date we could come up with to fit in with every ones schedules

mandynher6 |

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I am due 3 weeks after Christmas so i am having one at 29 weeks and one at 31 weeks. This is 2 weeks before Thanksgiving. I want to have all of that done before the holidays. The holidays are stressful enough.

darci908 |

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i'll be 38w2d when i have mine and i'm already 2cm dialated and 50% efaced so i really could go at anytime, but i have to wait until next weekend and pray he stays in till then...

gravesminnick09 |

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I was asked at a playgroup (this is our 4th) if I was going to have a baby shower when I was like 15 weeks pregnant & I was so relieved someone was taking an interest (we had just moved here right before we concieved)... Then another mom chimed in w/ "it's way too early to even be discussing a baby shower!!!" Totally deflated :P Anyway, someone did step up & through me a shower at 33 weeks. (I would have prefered 30 or 31) when you are pletny pregnant (big) but still have the energy., My shower was large w/ 15-20 friends, family, etc... But, I had no energy to mingle... I felt terrible for not making each guest feel "special", etc.. Go for 28-30wks if your hostess is willing ;)

e.kent@infantswim.com |

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Mine is planned for November as well, I will be 7 months and hopefully still comfortable.

MrsHub |

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My family is throwing mine when im just after 30 weeks. My family always does theres early just because.

BabyMarek |

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We're having ours this weekend, and I'm just over 26 weeks. We wanted to have it early so we know what to save up on-- and get the halloween goodes ahead of time.

Narakyndryn |

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We are having the shower when I will be 30 weeks and 3 days..I am Due Oct 30...but I will be delivering by C-section on Oct. 19th. So i wanted to feel good and be able to still have time to prepare the nursey...plus if we needed anything more for the baby we will have time to get the rest of the things we will need....i wanted to also share that Were having a "couples" Baby shower...We have about 45 or more attending..we invited children too...we wanted to celebrate and welcome our baby girl with everyone...I wanted my husband to feel involved too...along with his male friends as well....

fahrahwalicke |

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At least one or two months before your due date

LIONELSGIRL |

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Since I am a high risk pregnancy and may possibly have a c-section (it's not scheduled at this time) my mother has decided to throw my baby shower in between 29 to 33 weeks, (about 2 months before my due date). This way I won't be as tired as I will be nearing the end of my pregnancy. Remember the reason people are coming to the baby shower is to see that bump. So you might as well pick a period where you'll have more energy to be able to stay for the full shower.

ch3ls |

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Im 20 weeks preg today (aug 22) and on sept 1 we're going back to the doc to confirm that whether or not we're having a girl (should would hardly show us herself) so after we confirm it I was wanting to have mine when I was about 26 weeks along; we're due in jan and I dont really want to have it later then the first of oct so I've chosen the end of sept; I dont want to get near halloween because then people will start thinking about thanksgiving and christmas....do you think im doing the right thing??

annie882007 |

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i'm having mine October 10th, i'll be 31 weeks. i planned it this waand my mother and sister (who are throwing it for me) are going to work around my schedule instead. They said it's very important that I feel comfortable, not when can everyone else get together. I know some won't be able to make it because of work, they work at a hospital, but they always send along their gifts with someone else. and Annie, like i said you do it when you feel most comfortable, not when you think it's convenient for others. we'll be playing up a little holloween on my shower, candy corn on the tables with the favors. just to give them something to laugh and conversate about. (i'm big on holloween)

katandaj08 |

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I was wondering the same thing...I am due Feb 5, and I don't want to have to plan anything in the middle of the Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Year's chaos, but early November seems sooo early... I'm thinking about maybe the very beginning of Dec.? After Thanksgiving, but before most of the Christmas madness... I really don't want to wait until after Christmas/New Year's just in case the baby comes early! Any thoughts???

AmyA210 |

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I'm hoping to have one of mine in December. I'm due in March, but I live 5 hours from my parents and really don't want to be committed to traveling that far during my third trimester. And January can be really brutal in Ohio.

jkshiffler |

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I'm due on January 29th, so I had the same thoughts as a lot of you. We decided on November 29th for ours because hopefully i'll still be somewhat comfortable, family will already be in town for Thanksgiving and black friday, and it's before the hectic christmas season. I wasn't sure if this was too early, but it sounds like everyone is saying 7 months in normal...so glad to hear!!

beckyamys |

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I would like to have my baby shower before hitting 7 months, so we know what to buy without hurry...

sexyruby |

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My sister and Best Friend threw me a shower AFTER the baby was born. I was a little unsure about it, but it turned out great! We still did all the games, eating and visiting, but also, veryone got to meet our new baby girl!

Kristas_maid |

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I willl have my shower about 7 months, so i can sort through my gifts.

mcoleman1 |

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I'm having my showers at 24 & 25 weeks. I own an accounting firm and I'm already due at the end of tax season (March 24th), which is going to be chaotic. Getting the showers out of the way in early December before the holiday parties works best for me. I'm a total Type A personality and this way the nursery and all shopping can be done before work gets crazy!

KristenJo1 |

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I have decided that a baby shower will be done when we go home for Christmas. I will be around 26 weeks but I don't want to travel 20+ hours in February or March when I am huge as a house and uncomfortable.

mommy_to_two |

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My best friend and sister-in-law are throwing me a shower at Christmas time. I'll be about 6 1/2 months. It seems a little early to me but it's the only time I can do it. I live in NC and friends & family are in MI, where we'll be for Christmas. At least I'll have plenty of time to get the nursery set up, buy the remaining essentials, and wash the clothes.

Supervallie |

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My sister's are throwing me a shower in my 7th month and my cousins are throwing a shower in my 7th month. My sister-in-law is throwing a shower for me after the baby is born at my in-laws since we all dont get back there that often. I think it will be really fun to be able to show my new little one off at the last shower. Also, I will have a better idea of what I still need or need more of.

Laura+Taylor |

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I'm having mine when I'm 25 weeks...yeah, it's a little early, but I'm due in February and living in the mountains. To prevent travel trouble with ice and snow and to avoid the holidays, I'm just having it early in November. It gives everyone a chance to be there (that I really miss!) and me a chance to shop afterwards for stuff I didn't get.

sublime_savvy |

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I am 33 weeks now. My birthday is a week from today, and my friends planned a shower 2 weeks from now (i'll be 35 weeks) and my family is planning one for the next weekend. (36 weeks). I think about a month before the due date is a good time, especially for people like me who have NOTHING for their nursery yet and need EVERYTHING. Having two showers will be nice too, hopefully we won't have to buy too much because we're having to buy a car now.

JourdanSandt |

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I am due on 12/25/2009 and I am having mine on Oct 17th.

kimmy_109 |

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im having mine Nov. 21st., ill be 26 weeks.

Jess413 |

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I'm having mine when I'm 30 weeks along... I think that's a great time, because you have energy, and can enjoy it, plus look for good deals on the stuff you still need.

nicbgrant |

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My work baby shower is at 32 weeks and family baby shower will be at 34 weeks, i dont think I could do it any further out because I am scared I can go into labor and miss my own baby shower :(

taeluvtae |

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I am having one at 26weeks, one at 29 weeks, another one at 30weeks, and another one after the baby is born. We had to have them all early due to the holidays

futuremrsbarker |

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I'm not due until mid April, but we live a good 19-22 hours away from home. & Then with my husband in the military, we have no idea when to have a shower! We def don't want it after the baby is born, just because we don't want a ton of people around him or her.. On top of we need stuff for the baby before he is born.

maegpinn |

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im on my third pregnancy and ive never had a baby shower before. im really bummed out cuz i feel like nobody even cares enough about me. besides i think they are for rich people anyways. my family isnt poor but we are not rich either. this sux big time. im very sad.

caseyh21 |

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im havein my baby shower at 32 weeks so its b4 for all the holidays like thanksgiving and Christmas

dallas110 |

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I'm not sure when I am getting mine. I am due Feb. 22nd (atleast that's what the doctor says) and I wanted it before Christmas and New Years. My mom wanted to throw it in January, but I argued that if I went into labor early I wouldn't even have any essentials for him. My sister also argued that if we wait that long people will have no money left because they spent it on their kids for christmas presents and nobody would come as a result. I am hoping that it's within the first weekend or two in December but my mom wants it to be a surprise so who knows when I will get it.

Jena6121984 |

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I'm having my about 4 weeks before my due date. I didn't want it any sooner than that cause most of the bigger items my boyfriend and I are purchasing so we will have all the major items.

kelsey032010 |

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I'm having 4 showers total. I had my 1st shower at 28 weeks, I'm having my 2nd at 29 weeks, 3rd at 33 weeks. And then I have no idea when my last shower is, my SIL's are planning it for sometime in January. I'm due Jan 24th..Hopefully it is BEFORE then!!! I do not want one after he is born.

BellaFiama |

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I am having a large family shower when I am 26 weeks, as I will be traveling out of state for my shower and am having twins. This works great for us because it leaves time for us to buy what is still needed and while I still feel up to shopping. Plus it is over Thanksgiving weekend so those who normally wouldn't have been able to attend now are coming!

LKHarrison |

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I am in the same position as "maegpinn". I live 16 hours from all my and my husbands family members (and he is military as well). We really have no other choice but to have the shower in a few weeks while we are home for the Christmas holiday. I'm worried that it is too soon for a shower though, as I will be about 20 weeks along. Does anyone think that will be too early and will my guests find it weird?

MarissaM. |

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i'd like to hear more from people who had their baby shower AFTER the baby was born...that's what my sis and mom are considering for a few reasons. some reasons i liked were bc we're holding off on knowing the gender until after birth and also the fact that i live across the country from where they'd be throwing it. it'll give my family and friends a chance to meet the baby at the same time. any one else with input on baby showers after the baby???

lovelykeiki |

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with my first child we had the baby shower at 38 weeks cause my aunt was in town. I went into labor the next day. With my 2nd child we had his baby shower after he was born that way people could enjoy the baby along with the gifts. I didnt get on with my 3rd child (my first girl) and am hoping to have a baby shower with my 4th but after the baby is born so that everyone will be able to meet the baby.

karenCB |

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At least 2 months before your due date. You never know what could happen after that!!

JAMIE |

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Misty: I am currently 21 weeks and my mom is planning a baby shower for Janurary. But I think that the end of november or middle of december is the best time, because after thanksgiving is black friday when tons of stuff goes on sale and the people giving gifts can get sum stuff cheaper priced for a december shower, plus why not have it around a special day anyway. Birthdays and weddings arent put off just because of hollidays, right? I think between week 21-29 is best just in case your baby makes a special announcement.

mkritner |

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I had mine at 32 weeks which I think was perfect. This way I could return what I had to and have some time to set up the room, wash the clothes, etc. My baby is due right after the holidays, so this was a great time--right before Thanksgiving!

JanetNorthpark |

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I had my last one at 25 weeks i went into the labor and delivery at 26weeks 2cma dn 50percent efaced and i thought for the second i was going to have my baby before the due date and before my hubby came home from deploment but so glad the docs helped and saved me until my hubby got home but my son was still early he was 17 days early now i am on baby no2 but i am in italy not the states where all my family is so will see if my friends give me one or not or is it bad to give your self one and if friends come then they come i dont need much so.

auburnbabygirl2169 |

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My husband is deployed and will miss the pregnancy as well as birth so my mom and I decided to have my shower back in CA where I can be surrounded by family. Due to flying, I will have it around the 7 month mark. This is my first as well, but thanks to this thread and my mom, I think 7 months sounds just right!

Aud1390 |

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Im hoping to have mine early. I guess Im just antsy to have things done in case my Little Turtle comes early. (According to my first U/S Im due round July 2nd, but the Doc argued the 8th, and Im arguing Im due in June since my Lil Turtle wouldnt hold still for an accurate measurement and they got at least 9CM..PLUS im feeling Turtle bouncing around ALOT already..and other things are saying Im further along haha) So Im thinking around end of March...Plus my husband is military and all my family and my one friend is in another state than we are, so I will have very FEW people at my shower here. Im guessing my cousins will want to have another one. But that will have to be probably after Turtle makes "his" appearance.

Snugglez |

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I am having my shower the first weekend in Feb. I am due Feb 25 ! this gives me time to make sure i have pick out everything i wanted for the shower and update my registry with the latest items out there!

schoolgirl198704@yahoo.com |

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I think the best time to have your baby shower is AFTER baby is born. Alot of people really love the idea of baby being there to visit for a little while, then when the little one tuckers out, daddy can come steal them and the ladies can visit! Having all your gifts before the baby is born really sounds like a great idea but a newborn doesnt really need all that stuff right away. Just a few essentials, no need for fancy toys and all that for a newborn. Plus, you usually get clothes that are for when babe is older anyways. Just a preference! Who wouldn't want to have a party to show off and celebrate their bundle of joy!

Kberiault |

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This is my 2nd baby and I have requested that my shower be after the baby is born. I am pretty stocked on clothes ,crib bedding/blankets, carseat, etc. so I really just want to have a diaper shower. I am 28 1/2 weeks now, and am looking forward to the Springtime party in April where my family and friends can meet her, and I can see some friendly faces after a few weeks of full-time newborn care! Plus, my sister-in-law, the hostess, is a CPA and this timing will work out better for her, too!

thelampison |

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This is my first baby and my birthday falls the day before I start my third trimester and was thinking of just doing an all-in-one sort of party, is this to early to have a baby shower or is there such thing as having one too early on?

Tiffmg88 |

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I had my first baby shower (with my son) at about 32 weeks and my second shower (with my daughter) at about 36 weeks. I actually preferred my shower at 36 weeks, but they say normal time is around 32 weeks...anthing prior is a little too early.

Nicole080984 |

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Its so tacky to throw your own baby shower. A friend or family member is supposed to organize the shower for you. You shouldn't know anything about the shower. Also, its best to throw a shower after the baby has arrived as some mothers experience a stillbirth (death of fetus after 20 weeks).

Majesstical29 |

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Man Majesstical29, can you be any more of a downer? I understand some people have still births, but not everyone does, and most people will know before a shower if their baby (God forbid), has passed. There are u/s and monthly doctor appointments, and emergency appointments if needed. Most people like having a shower around their 7 month mark as it allows time to be able to get things that friends/family weren't able to get for you.

kcrouse06 |

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This is going to be my first bundle of joy and I'm opting for the two showers deal. I have my Granny, who I'm very close with and lives down in Chino, up for the actual birth so I'm having a small family shower right after the baby is born. For everyone else, I'm having my shower in late April or early May. I'm due July 1 so that is right about the time that most of you have suggested and it was done totally by accident. Yay me for intuition!

brigibson |

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I say at or around 30 weeks. That way you know what all you have and what not to purchase!

mcoleman1 |

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i think its normal to have a baby showere when you are 8 months!!

chenita29 |

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I'm having mine at 35 weeks but had to cancel my other two due to travel restrictions placed on me because of complications with the pregnancy. It was extremely hard to schedule having any due to the holidays. Thanksgiving and Christmas are a wonderful time to be pregnant but hard to plan a baby shower around :)

khueschen |

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I currently live in california but all of my family and friends are in Texas. So I am going to fly home and have my baby shower when I am 27 weeks. If you need to travel I would suggest going earlier rather than later. Especially when flying. I was going to wait until 30 weeks but I knew I would be so uncomfortable on the plane and traveling takes a lot out of a person, but more so when you are pregnant.

Kevryn |

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I am having mine on my birthday, which is in April and I will be 25 weeks. I see that everyone is having theres at 28-30 weeks but I'd prefer mine on my birthday. I'll be smaller and a lot more comfortable.

multicolrdfairy |

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I'm having one in March and one in April and I'm due May 31.

WilmaFred |

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My sister wants to host a shower when I'm just 22 weeks, that's to early right? I mean I will have to fly for her to host it, but it still feels TOO early. Especially since we wont even know the gender till just before then...

sarahandpatrick2004@yahoo.com |

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My sister is throwing a shower for my friends when I am 31 weeks, and then my mom and MIL are having one after the baby is born. My mom wants to be able to know the gender of the baby (since we didn't find out) and my MIL says she's superstitious about having it before

MayMommie210 |

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I'm having mine at 33 weeks and I'm due in June. I hope that that's not too late because I'll have to travel to get there! It's going to be Mother's Day weekend which may be kind of appropriate, but I'm concerned that it may inconvenience folks who have plans. Nonetheless, it's the only date that works for everyone and the show must go on!

firstymommy |

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I'm having mine at 29 weeks. I figure it'd be less stressful to know what I still need to get and have time to wash everything. I also tire easily and know that I will be able to enjoy myself more earlier than if I waited until I'm larger.

reesey-of-honor |

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I am waiting until a few weeks after the baby arrives. Even though I found out what I was having you never kow what can happen. My friend was supposed to have a girl and out came a lil boy! also, there are many things that can go wrong late in a pregnancy so always later to be safer.

autumn_delight |

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I'm having mine at 33 weeks. I have some other things going on and that was the best time to have it.

nwagner1 |

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I had mine last weekend at 35 weeks, and wish I'd had it earlier. I think the perfect time would have been 3 weeks ago when I was a bit more comfortable.

missypg |

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We're having ours at 28 weeks with friends/family and then mid-30 weeks with my DH's co-workers. We have so much planned that we needed to have it early with friends/family. I'm very excited for them!

EmilyAnn10 |

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I really wish I would have had mine earlier, but since someone else is giving it, what can you really say. I am having mine at 38 weeks, which I think is cutting it wayyyyyy too close, since I had my last son at 38 weeks. I am VERY uncomfortable and dont feel like going out and getting things we may not get. My friends said I shouldnt have gotten anything, since we are having the shower but me and DH went and got all the necessities anyway.

rashidac |

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Myself and a friend of mine are 9 weeks apart in our pregnancy, and we would like to have a joint shower, but they are saying they're going to take her 4 weeks early which would put us a trimester apart. If we did the shower with enough time for her to get ready for baby I will be in the 2nd trimester still. Does anyone have any suggestions?

crowenessa |

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everybody i know does the baby shower a month before they have the baby

estefani |

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My family always does the shower after the baby is born - the parents already helped out with the "big" gifts, and the purpose of the shower is for everone to give gender-appropriate little presents and have a chance to meet the new addition! This also helps cut down on the number of visitors who want to pop by and meet the baby shortly after the birth (wearing us out). I booked the room, and my mum is in charge of all the planning/invitations.

nicolesanddimes |

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well im having my baby shower at 37 weeks and i cant wait to have it ! I feel good and happy!!!

yuli1988 |

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Can I just say something about etiquette? No, you should not throw yourself a baby shower, and no you should not expect a shower after your first baby (although if a friend or family member wants to give you one, that's fine). If you want, you may register for items, and direct any well-wishers to the store where you are registered. The planner should, of course, consult with the expectant parents about the best time for the shower, based on their own timeline as well as the availability of their guests.

mslaura |

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The earlier the better!!! I am due July 13th and I asked my best friend & mom to plan my shower for mid or late May. When I had my daughter 10 years ago I was due on the 23rd of February and I had two showers (one from work and one with family/friends). My shower was February 3rd for work and February 6th for family and friends. I gave birth February 18th. I was so uncomfortable. It was so hard to bend around with feet the size of footballs and a basketball belly. Not to mention both showers were 40 plus people. Have your shower sooner than later. You wont look like a hot air balloon in pictures and you will have time to do everyting before the baby is born. Good luck to everyone out there!!!

crlyloli |

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I will be 33 weeks pregnant when I have my shower. I don't want to wait any longer, because I don't have much of anything for the baby now. That's put me a little on edge, so the extra few weeks before the baby is born will help!

trueblue85 |

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Im having mine at 33 weeks and its perfect. Right before I get too uncomfortable and just the right time to give me something to do while I count down the days!

jonibeach |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I am 19 weeks, almost 20 weeks pregnant with our first baby, and we plan on having the baby shower when the baby is between 6-8 weeks. We wanted the shower/party to be for the baby and it will be after labor long enough that I wont be totally out of energy, and it will help our friends/family feel closer to the baby for not being about to be at the hospital.

justcallmeque |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

We have decided on leaving the sex of the baby a surprise, therefore anything we can buy now to be prepared for when it comes will be neutral colors. So obviously we will be leaving the baby shower for after the baby is born. That way everyone gets to see the baby, not just my belly.... and thats our opportunity to get the correct genders colors for baby :) xo <3

misspbbunny17 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

My shower is scheduled for the week I am 30 weeks pregnant. This will be the middle of May. I am due at the end of July. This works out for my friends who are giving the shower and for me. I will feel good enough to enjoy everyone's company. Plus, I will have plenty of time to shop for everything else I need.

tas72172cs |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I'm due with my first baby on September 25th my mom and sisters are having my shower for me on Aug. 7th i'll be 33 weeks.... I didn't want anything later than that, reason being I wanted to enjoy my shower and not be all huge and uncomfortable!

Char4u |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Wow! Everyone's answers are great!!!! I had NO idea when to think about that. I'm only 12 weeks so I still have some time to procrastinate!

KatherineB23 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

My husband and I are having twins im already on bed rest when should we have our babyshower? Im due on November 26. If anyone has any ideas please let me know. Thanks

BandS2009 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Good friends of mine told me 6 1/2 to 7 months. I am due in October, but having it in June, because Agust school starts or many of my friends are planning last minute vacations in August, which is also too hot. Go early its better when you feel better in your skin!

nicolelm1 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

With my first I was due in Jan 19 and had the shower Dec 6. It was fun but I was so tired and in a hurry so I had to move fast to set everything up. With my second I was due March 13 and had the shower Feb 16. I set some stuff up but with a 1 year old running around was frustrating. We actually had to set up after we got her home. Now I'm pregnant with my 3rd and I'm having my shower at 7 months. That way if her big sisters want to help I'll be more patient and open to it. Which is crucial for sibling bonding.

onlyyou06 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I will be 27 wks & 2 days when I have my baby shower. I am actually glad to have it this early for multiple reasons. 1) I am already told I am going on bed rest in mid-June most likely (by my doctor). 2) I am already starting to feel uncomfortable so being this early I will be able to actually enjoy it more. The next time I would be almost 36 wks before I could even do it & I personally think that is way to late.

jacquelinholder |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I am having a shower at 16 weeks. i know it is really early but i just moved across the country recently and am heading back home to old friends and family. They want to throw me one otherwise i wouldn't get one.

apachekitten |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I am having my shower at 35 weeks preggers. I have had a really good pregnancy so far without any typical symptoms (knock on wood), so for me I don't feel like it is too late. My energy levels are fine and I feel pretty comfortable still. I think every woman is different and it would be hard to judge when the best time for a shower is. I thin k the best time is when you want it...

eljm |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I wish I could have mine at 30-32 weeks but my mom is insisting on doing in half way into my 35 week, because it fits her schedule best. I know im not going to be able to enjoy it at that point..

billobaby |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I would say after one month.

Thomas0725 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I'm having mine at 29 weeks. Maybe a little early to some, but I'm going to have to travel from NY to AL for mine, so I didn't want to have mine too late!

mashishell |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

With my first we decided to wait until I was 37 weeks...bad idea...Baby came 5 days before the shower...we cancelled it and told everyone that they could come and see the baby...I was so exhausted, I looked awful and felt awful. Since I may have preeclampsia like I did with my first, we decided to hold it in Early september. I'm due on Oct 31, but we just want to be on the safe side this time( especially b/c I'm already showing symptoms of preeclampsia).

kitkat0308 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I am planning mine at 32 weeks because I was told that is the best time (1 mon b4 the baby comes) and because my baby is due in Oct so I want to have the shower while it is still warm but not hot out. I know the closer it gets to the due date the more nervous about delivering i'll get and i won't be thinking about a shower

mrsfarris07 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

My mom is planning our shower, and I am hoping she plans it for about 6 or 7 months. Our baby is due in the end of December, so if we have a Sept/Oct shower, it can be an outdoor affair---which will be great for the 80 people my mom is planning on inviting! It's totally crazy! I definitely want one sooner rather than later because I want to have the nursery set up before I am too big and uncomfortable to do anything!

MLS_Becker |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

i was TOLD that i'm haveing mine at 36 weeks. idk if i'm gonna have the energy cuz right now i have good days and bad. and everyone is right earlier is better for energy and getting stuff set up and washed

brooklynnlife |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I am having mine at 30 weeks, that gives us plenty of time to shop, decorate and organize before our sweet blessing arrives

AmandaVoigt |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

im having mine at 28 weeks because thats what works out most for us. That will give me enough time to get everything else i need

sherahgayleselby |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Due to planning issues, my baby shower will be at 34 weeks. This is my first child and I'm not worried about having enough time to get everything I need. For the first few weeks, the baby isn't going to do much anyways and can't really "play" by means of toys. As long as we have the crib, a rocker, possibly a breast pump/bottles/formula, diapers/wipes, and a car seat, I could give a hoot less about what we don't have. :) I've already assembled a small layette with blankets/sheets, ect. (Luckily, all of my friends have had kids already!) The toys and all the frills. she won't be able to enjoy right away anyways. I'd rather not kill myself in the last few weeks preparing the things she can't use until 2/3 months. Besides, if I set everything up, the cats will be all over it.

thegink |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

This is my first pregnancy and my sister and law and I decided wee should have it August 20th (I'll be just about 6 months and a week). It helps keep the shower from interfering with school time.

clay93 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

We're due the 1st week of January but because I work retail and things get crazy starting in November I want to get it done and out of the way sometime in October. Plus, I think I'll still feel comfortable then too and there won't be any snow yet which will be nice.

JessicaW0817 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Our due date for our first child is Feb 3, 2011, So my best friend was thinking of having the baby shower around my 28th or 29th week, sometime around Nov 13th or 20th. The weekend after is Thanksgiving and then its the holiday rush and I don't want to deal with that craziness. I think this will be a good date because I will have a better idea of what I will still need to get. We were thinking about having it after the baby is born, but Feb will still be cold and flu season and don't want to risk it with a newborn.

jlotiz |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I'm having one (a small one) today. I'm 36 weeks, and will induced in exactly 3 weeks. However, I'm having the big baby shower 5 days before my induction. This is the only day that worked for the family member who's planning it, but this in my opinion its too late!!! I'm practically crawling out of my skin now as it is, and i have absolutely no energy. Not to mention, its summertime, very humid, and this shower will be outdoors. I am very, very grateful that I'm going to have this shower, and I'm trying not to be a crank about it, but really?? 5 days before I'm supposed to have this baby? eh..not so much.

JanelE314 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I'm having a shower thrown by my church ladies when I'm 26 weeks and another by my girl friends when I'm 30 weeks...My first one will be a bigger one so it will give us time to save up and buy whatever else we need before baby gets here!

MrsCMHobbs |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

My baby shower is planned when I am 34 weeks. This is our first child. I know that people do not alway follow the rules of etiquette, but traditionally you are not suppose to have showers if you have more than 1 child. If people would like to buy a gift, they can do so but should not feel obligated after receiving multiple shower invitations.

BrandyT123 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Wow, i thought it was strange to have one before the baby was born. I've only attended one like it so far. I think it makes sense to have it after the baby is born; that way, everyone gets to meet him/her and there are not a constant barrage of visitors which, to me, would be overwhelming when i'm just starting out. Also, what are some thoughts on thank you gifts/cards?

AmandaJordan1985 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I think whenever people want to give you one. If you are planning it yourself--early enough to enjoy it, no later than 32 weeks.

mommajenb |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I HAD NY SHOWER AT 36 WEEKS AND IT WAS VERY FRUSTRATING BECAUSE I WAS SO TIRED AND MISERABLE AND I STILL HAVE'NT PUT WENT THROUGH MY STUFF OR HAVE I PUT ANY THING UP,SO I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU TO HAVE IT EARLY-RJUDKINS

rjudkins |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

My first baby was born 6 weeks early so mine (if I have one.....) will definitely be earlier than that.

Khedgehog |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I hope to have a baby shower, if someone gives me one. I have no outside friends just family, and no one is talking about it. And we haven't bought one single thing, not even a pack of diapers

seldomo19 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I am due Sept 18 and my shower is on Aug 7. I had no desire to do it any earlier. Just hope I have the energy for the 150+ ppl coming ;)

cwfh |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I'd say between 6-8 weeks is best. I am due 9/18, and mom wanted to do it in September! The best I could get her to move it to was 36 weeks. Later than I would've hoped, especially given the summer heat, but this was the best I could get. My mom keeps quoting tradition is to wait until closer or even after. I haven't been able to substantiate this anywhere, I assume she's making it up.

Gracelet1 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

iam 33 weeks right now and just to make sure iam planning my shower after baby comes, then everyone can get pictures and know forsure if its a boy or a girl. plus i hate playing games, i would rather people just drop by meet the little one and have some appies and go nothing fancy, iam not planning something crazzy.

metroneptune3 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I'm due Dec. 12th so i'm going to have it earlier than November. just for the matter of fact that finances are hard for everyone during this time and i dont want to colide with Christmas shopping for everyone. This will also give me more time inbetween baby shower and due date to get what is left of my list that i need and haven't received. I also read that a baby shower should be held around 8 weeks before the baby is due, that way mom is not so tired and restless.

izzybellann |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I'll be just days away from 33 weeks on the date of my shower. I preferred sooner rather than later also. I have a feeling she's going to come early and at 25 weeks I'm already tired, uncomfortable and impatient so I don't really think I should wait any longer. Besides after the shower I'm going to want to spend all my spare time getting the house in order. Getting toys and play pen put together and her clothes washed and put away. Definantely not something i want to put off till the last minute.

cosmogrl270 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Not sure what to do ............ my friends want to give me a shower, but I'm not sure it would be prudent. This is my third child, BUT....... my baby is 13 yrs old. I'm 43 & this was a COMPLETE surprise! - so we have absolutely nothing and need everything. Does anyone have an opinion ? should I have a shower or shouldn't I ? and - would it be prudent for me to register ?

livelygirl2010 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I am in my third pregnancy but 1st child. My son was born last year 7 wks early and past away a short time after he was born, we had that shower at 30 weeks. Had a great time. I wanted with this pregnancy to have a "coming home party" instead of a shower but my husband and I agreed that because we are due so late in the year(November 17) it would be to close to the holidays. We decided to look into late September early October for the shower so we could do a park.

Tifancea |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

i am thinking about January,, the 7-9th,, one of those days. I'll be about 7mnths and easy to get everything done. Also, people can pick up gift cards or gifts while they are Christmas shopping.

KK1974 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Livelygirl2010, it is great that your friends want to give you a shower! Go for it. It is a special little life that deserves a special celebration

QueenB84 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

My grandmother, who passed away fairly recently, believed that having a shower before the baby came was bad luck. To honor her beliefs and because we want the gender to be a surprise, we are waiting until after our baby is born. And friends and family from out of town will be able to attend the shower and meet our new addition all at the same time.

Hopin4bby |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I am due Feb 10th and I am having mine Jan 8th. I'm a little worried going that late (because I am small and my husband was a BIG baby) but, it's close to Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years and my sister who live in St. Louis is due December 3rd. Wish me luck not to have the baby before the shower!!!

Fuester3 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I'm having a c sec so date actually St. Patty's week. 5-7 days prior to due date, 21st March. It has been 10 years since last pregnancy so this is a change for me due to being older. My first shower planned by mom... I want to have more control over it with decor and style so I'm opting for a Holiday shower. First week of December. I'm looking for a steak house/social restaurant to have a couples dinner. Cocktails and Hordorves by a fireplace, etc. Hot chocolate and warm desserts. The best part is opening the presents with my husband... we are both re married and this is his second my third child. I'm already getting a belly and sooo tired this time around. I figure have the shower when I can really enjoy it! I look forward to reading all your ideas!

prego1977 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I am will be 29 wks tomor. Have swollen ankles and lots of water retention! Difficult to move around. I know my friends and family are planning shower but everybody forget that my symptoms and uncomfortability only gets worse so it would be best to have shower round this time. I have noticed that people who do not have kids think we preggo peeps are fussy but we know whats going on with our bodies!! Please take the mom to be into consideration!!!!V

veroniquekp |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I wanted to do mine around 28 weeks but there are alot of pregnant folks in my family right now so I'm stuck doing it at 35weeks to accomadate their showers, back to school shopping at birthday parties. :-( My energy is already started to fall off and I would have much prefered to do it earlier.

MsTiffani |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

well im 17 weeks now my birthday is nov.9 and i will be 6 months then and i was thinkin to have it on my b-day and if no one wants to throw me one ill throw my own and hope people show....

kaylaD20 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

My last baby shower was 11 years ago with my son. So you can imagine how exciting this is and how much stuff we need. Pretty much everything! My husband and I are giving a couple's dinner shower at a lounge/steakhouse. Cocktail attire with an outrageous menu selection. We love to eat and entertain! My only concern is it too early to have it in the first week of December? I wanted it to be around holiday time due to it being a favorite time of mine. I will be 6 months prego by then. I figure I will be able to enjoy the food and opening of present's with a not so large belly! Even though I'm sure to look 8 months.... Please help!

prego1977 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I'm due in Jan, due to the crazy holiday season can I have my shower in Oct?

Kyler'sMommy07 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I'm due in January as well (January 3rd), I'm flying to Ohio to visit family for a baby shower on October 3 and my big baby shower is on October 16th. I will be almost 29 weeks pregnant. I wanted to have the shower before everyone got so caught up in the holidays and to allow myself plenty of time to plan for extra things we need to buy and I have time to wash and organize the clothes and gifts. :)

Skittles2113 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Mine is planned around my 25th week because that is what worked better for the ones doing the planning. I'm due the end of January, and everyone also thought it would be a good idea to get the baby shower in before the holidays and the ton of birthdays our family has toward the end of the year. I'm looking forward to having the extra time to get organized.

cflores714 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I'm havin mine when I'm 27wks 2 weeks before Thanksgiving. Family will be leavin for vacation. So have to do it then Christmas is right around the corner. Want to get everything in before the lil one get here.

tsdcaramel |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

well Im already 37 weeks and my baby shower isnt til this saturday, I know its kinda late, but I preferred it that way. The closer the shower is to my due date, the closer I feel to having my baby, Yeah it sounds crazy because theres the "what if" factor of her coming before the shower, but thats the risk me and my boyfirend took. Im now just a lil over excited with the baby shower arriving, and my daughter a little after. I say have it whenever you feel its convient to you, and those who are helping you.

teebaby1988 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I'm due March 6th, and since we live in Wisconsin, I was worried about the driving conditions during winter as well as the stress of the holidays on everyone. So after talking to my mom and sister we decided to have the big( like over 80 invites are going out) maternal baby shower at the end of march, its gonna be a meet the baby, bring a bag of diapers and your own booze if you want it. both sexes are invited, that way if the weather is bad my uncles can drive! The only complication is that we will need to rent a hall for all the people.

ejmillard@aol.com |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I am also due in Jan. and am having one baby shower with my family in Oct even though with all the birthday's and Weddings that are planned I still am having a pretty good turn out. I am also have another Baby shower with my in-laws in Nov. to give me time to get organized from the first one to get ready for the second one. Also to avoid friction with Holiday seasons and me just plainly not wanting to do much when I am further along. Plus, I like being organized so this will give me plenty of time to get the clothes out from my first son and all the new things ready.

kwalks |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Why is that everyone buys you baby clothes?! We got so much stuff left on our registry and a ton of clothes that she'll probably never wear. Do people not realize how bad we need help with the other stuff. Not to sound ungrateful, I'm just really worried about how we'll afford buying the remaining items from our registry.

jenn4babalu |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

If everything goes well, I won't have a lot of options on when to have a shower with my family that's over 750 miles away. My sister's getting married 2 months before my due date. That means her wedding shower takes priority exspecailly since I just got married. I think I'm going to have to have this shower at 26-28 weeks. At least I will be comfortable traveling:)

amberb612 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

i feel a little strained on the baby shower front. I'm currently 22 weeks along and I'd love to have my shower in about 8 to 10 weeks for shopping and planning purposes. However, this puts me just after the holiday season. Whereas this puts people in a situation where they could get pre-holiday deals, I feel uncomfortable with people spending more money after the stress of gift buying season...Or maybe I'm just crazy?

pnkfaerie |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

My Sisters pland my Baby Shower at 31 weeks and Im not due till Jan 15th 2011 they pland it early cause of the Holidays and cause it's my first BABY... would'nt change it for nothing and now I have enough time to buy anything I still need...

qurioga |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I am having mine at the end of December (will be 26.5 weeks pregnant) I think it just depends on what works out best for you and those who will be attending (for example if you are in the military and far away from family its best to do it when you get the chance)

mattierose |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I had my shower at 30 weeks. I felt good, we rec'd plenty of gifts that we needed, and there was still time to run out and get the essentials before the baby came. Plus my belly wasn't too big or too small.

mrsmikulsky |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I want to have mine early this time. This is my 3rd and last child and i didnt have one for my first and my second i was planning to have at 35 weeks but my water broke at 32 weeks so i didnt get a chance. So when he came home we did a welcome home party!

crystalmartindale |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

A baby shower should be planned around a month-month and half before your due date, 2 months max. This way your all registered for what you want and still have time to exchange or return anything you don't need. Any earlier, you run in the problems with tons of baby things all around your place waiting a long while before the baby comes to actually use it. You also run into the disappointment of certain baby items being taken off shelves or put on clearance. And also receiving something you wanted 4 months ago, but now that you settled on something else you love even better. (Ex. That blue turtle blanket you wanted then would not go with your jungle theme nursery you adore now.) Plus any earlier you have the chance of running into multiple baby showers. One maybe two is fine, but because as time goes on you find some people couldn't come at this time so decide to plan a whole new one! Which means more of your time and energy.

Natacreatedartist |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

mine is this sunday. I will be 30 weeks along. Due to my belly ever so growing I wanted to be sure of comfort when opening gifts and enjoying Talk about miserable.... lol

prego1977 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I'm only 11 wks pregnant but I was shocked to read that nobody has the shower after the baby is born. My husband and I have decided to host a baby shower after the baby is born so that everyone can meet him/her and it makes it easier for gifts as well for everybody. We are just buying a few essentiials before hand and then once the shower is over we will have a better idea of what we still need.

Couper26 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I was shocked to see that a few ppl said they were having the shower after the baby was born, that's my inital idea! We thought it would be fun to have a shower after the baby is here so that ppl can see the newborn. Im only 8weeks this is my 2nd pregnancy....im very excited!

tefa82 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I am having two showers, one when I am 30 weeks and hopefully the other one when I am either 34 or 35 weeks, still haven't decided on the date of the last one. These are both a good deal sooner than my SIL who is having her only shower when she is 38 weeks. But that is due to the hostess on her part.

KrisP21 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I will be roughly 35 weeks when I have mine. I wanted mine close to due date only because the location will be somewhat cooler, which will be a nice break from the hot. Also I am having a co-ed shower, so I wanted to make sure my SS will be there to be able to play with his cousins, so we had to schedule around DH and SS's moms time also!

califsweetie |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

im havin mine april 16th and shes due april 27th.....

leahsmommy2be |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Maybe it's a Canadian thing but both mine and my husbands families prefer to have showers AFTER the baby is born. I've been to too many showers for babies that did not end up coming home from the hospital. I would prefer to have one before but I'm not going to push the boundaries with my families and completely understand where they are coming from.

TrishiaH7 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I like what our church and friends did for my mom, see after my brother and I my parents waited like13 years before there next kiddo, my little brother Joshua, and Sister Macie 2 years later. any whoo, they waited to through the shower after she delivered, so when Joshua was like a month old, everyone got to meet him for the first time, and mom wasnt so uncomfortable. The Funny part was Moms frien who organised the shower, decided that we needed "the belly" so she stuffed the shirt with a pillow adn played the part of "preggy" in the room! Then When my little sister was born there were like 4 other babies born in our church that week! So they just through one gigantic shower, with a meet and greet the babies too! it was so cool!!

MammaFell2011 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I'd say start planning as soon as you find out the sex. It's better to do it earlier rather than later. You can always save up for the extra things you will still need after all the gifts. Waiting till you are 30+ weeks is not very smart. You will have less ang

gwenm1027 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I'm having mine at 31 weeks, I think that will be perfect. It will give me enough time to purchase the things I didn't receive. I like to plan ahead and not wait until the last minute!

mds7i7 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

They had a suprise baby shower for me this weekend and I am 34 weeks pregnant. It was so nice - they made everything so special.. I felt great but I was very tired at the end and I am really dreading going to returning everything that was duplicated.

vsjroberts |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I'm having 2 showers as well. I am 30 weeks now and my side of the family is having a shower for us when In will be 32 weeks. My husband's side is having one when I will be 35 weeks. The dates were chosen around other things that are going on.....March is a busy month for us. I would have preferred my 2nd shower be sooner but it just couldn't be helped. This is my 3rd child but my youngest is 14 so we need everything lol. My hubby and I aren't doing any shopping until after the showers so we will be rushed a bit. But the nursery will be decorated at least....we're still working on it.

purplemimi |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I work at H and R Block and so do 4 of my family members, I am due May 22nd and having my shower April 30th. I wish I could have it earlier but thats what works for my family. I have considered needing to organize and wash everything but hopefully my fiance will help with a lot of that.

tricianbrad |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

My friends and family are throwing us one big shower at 26 weeks. We are expecting twins (boy and girl) and so we don't know how much time we have left. I'm 100% sure I won't make it to 40 wks so this way we will still have time to get everything ready and buy anything that we still need. Good Luck to you all!!! :)

amina7884 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

My shower is planned for 32 weeks to give us enough time to prepare for those items we may still need. I can't wait!!!

cmaya389 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

My mom and sisters are throwing me a couples BBQ baby shower at 26wks. I'm excited that it will be soon so I can enjoy it and still have time to prepare the clothes and buy other items I still need. My work is throwing one at 35wks, I really wish they would thow it sooner so hopefully I can talk them into that. And one of my girlfriends is throwing an all girls one right after my mom's so that one should be good too. I think the sooner the better.

auroragr |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I am having one at 27 week and one at 28 weeks along (in May). I am also having one thrown by the ladies at my church at 34 weeks along (in June). I started thinking about it around 15 weeks working with my sister (the hostess for the first one) getting ideas of location in her head, guest list, etc. I like the idea of having it a tad early because if having the time to organize and sort while I still have the energy. I do not want to have to worry about getting ready for baby the same month it is due. Plus, my schedule is pretty packed the last two month with other engagements (a friends wedding) and personal committments.

taraderr |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Well I think da best tyme to hav a shower is at 33wks dats da early part of yo eight mnth.dats when im havin mine...wow on da 25th ill be 8mnths..yeahhh its almost over.lol

wykerria |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I had my first shower at 32 weeks, it was a small shower...only 15 guests! I got a lot of clothes but nothing I really NEED! My second shower is in a week and a half, at exactly 36 weeks, its been nice having something to look forward to during this 8th month because it feels like FOREVER until the due date. I will say that waiting for my big shower that my side of the family is throwing is nerve-wrecking. I keep freaking out because I don't have everything I need yet, of course I have the crib,car seat/travel system but I keep wanting to buy everything and take it off the registry myself! I wish we could've had the shower this weekend instead.

katelauderdale06 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I'm due may 2nd. My shower is schedule on April 10. I'm at 34 weeks now. I wish it had been planned at 30-31 weeks instead. Right now I'm exhausted

nghithy |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I think it is up to the individual....different cultures have it different times...Vietnamese women have their shower after the baby is born. Personally I am going to have my shower earlier like 28-29 weeks...I want to be comfortable and like I said whatevers best for us !!!!

vanessrose |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I would say around the 7th month. You wanna be able to enjoy it without being too uncomfortable.

roobaby2 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

My shower is in two weeks, so I will be 34 weeks along

naturegrl85 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Mine will be at about 37w3d. I'm due in August. May won't work for a shower, because my family will be on vacation. June is no good because my dad is travelling with his choir, and my husband's family will be on vacation. Early July won't work, because my husbands aunts will be at Girls camp. Whew! Late July it is!! Lets hope baby decides to stay put until at least her due date :)

AMcLaws |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

im having mines at 30 weeks. to me it seems like the earlier you decide to have it the earlier you will know what to get extra for the baby.

Corinthian09 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I think you should have your baby shower when ever you want :) I am having mine at 28 weeks because I have to fly back to my home town.

kmoconnor |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I read a ton of your answers, I am only 13.4 weeks pregnant. I live in Louisiana and most of my family and friends live out of state in Iowa. I plan to return home for my brothers baby's christening the 5th of June. My sister n law and best friend both want to give me a shower on the 4th of June. I will be 15 weeks then. My problem is my family believes I should wait till I am at least 7 months. The last time I was able to return home to Iowa was at least 2 or 3 years ago,. Plus, being high risk, I know I wont be traveling at 7 months! I told them to go ahead and plan it! But do it for both men and women. Since my brother wants to grill. lol! I don't get why I am being told that I should wait. Please help. Thanks.

LilTazNae |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I plan to have mine at the beginning of my 3rd trimester. My friend had hers scheduled for 35 weeks, but she was just over 5 weeks early and they had to reschedule the shower, which was difficult with the newborn. Plus, they had nothing set up and ready for baby. I don't want to risk that.

JackieBoisclair |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

My baby shower was planned last minute by my aunt. A few weeks before I had a strong feeling that the baby was coming early so I told her to cancel. She refused and said I was crazy. I went into labor 2 days before my shower. Had my daughter the day before my shower. Nobody knew I had her already and everyone showed up for my baby shower just to find out I wasn't there. My daughter was 2 weeks early. I'd like to have my shower at least a month or 2 before baby #2 is due

DR3AMLOV3R |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

My Mother decided to do mine this weekend, im at 31 wks... There really is no proper time.. just whenever you decide.. I did my first one 8 yrs ago when I was 9 months... So whatever you prefer is right.. Good Luck!

angela0531 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I had my baby shower August 19 last year. I was five months pregnant with my first and we just found out we were having a girl. For my second baby shower i'll be six months along.

tarafredritz |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Had mine at 32 weeks, and it was great! I think it's a good time because you're not too close to being full term, yet you're far enough along.

princesa2423 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

im due on oct 14 2011.when should i have my baby shower?

destinygomez07 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

With my first child I ended up having to be induced because of serious growth restriction. I was only 19 and scared. Because my son was so early I ended up having him 5 days before my baby shower and he happened to be there. Everyone really loved that fact that they got to see him but I was exhausted and it put a lot of stress on my mother who hosted the shower. With this pregnancy I am not due til Dec 22nd. I am going to have my shower much earlier because I am High Risk and only 17 weeks already on bed rest. I also am a stay at home mom right now so I am having it a lot earlier before I feel like I am going to die. LOL I am thinking about having it the weekend before my husband's 30th birthday. I hope all goes well.

heravieve |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I had my first one at 22 weks, it was really early. It was fun becuase i had tons of energy to move around and be active with my famiyl. I will most lickly have one for work around 30 weeks though

sthomas789 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I think 30 weeks is perfect! It gives you time to get the things you still may need. Im having mine at 34 week Oct 15th My kids will be out of school for two weeks. Its perfect. My last baby was 12lbs. so this one will be two weeks early!

Mekakay26 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Baby shower are an occasion to present your newly born to your friends and family but it's not something your child will remember. You have to keep in mind that, although it's a party, you don't want to stress your baby, so no use of fireworks, tun confetti or loud music.

ArchieOtto |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

mine is the 27th of this month and im dew oct 12

djdkmd |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I dont know when to have mine either I am 15 weeks right now so obviously i have some time, but My baby is due at the end of january beginning of february so if i did it a month before my due date then that puts us right at christmas and then a month before that, it puts us at thanksgiving. So i was thinking October, but is that to early to have it?

brielee06520 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I say when you are about 6 months along for more. everyone wants to beable to see your bump! and you know what your having if you want to know.

maynardannie |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Mine isn't scheduled until November,13, which puts me at 34 weeks.... I am afraid this is too late but I don't know how to tactfully tell my sister and mother in law that this doesn't work for me. I feel it doesn't leave us enough time to fill in the holes, it is too close to the Holidays and to top it off, the shower is being held 2 hours out of town, in my hubby's home town, and none of my family and friends can make it. I hate to sound ungrateful, cause I really do appreciate their help, but is there a way to tactfully tell them that the shower needs to be held earlier?

amyjo0518 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I am expecting twins in mid to late feb. I really don't want a shower during the holidays and incase any issues arise later in my pregancy, I want to leave January open. My friends and family are set to throw me a shower late October - Early Novemeber. I will be about 22 weeks.

angeleigh1531 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

because my family is so far away i am having one shower the 17th of this month(sep) i will be 24 weeks, it so early because the roads we have to travel are sketchy (snow) any later than that.. im not sure when my second shower will be though

hayshay09 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Mine is scheduled for Nov. 12 and I'll be almost 29 weeks. I think it is perfect as we will have time to go out of town to buy anything we don't get/have. It also avoids the bad weather for everyone, including myself, since I too will have to travel 4 hours to get to my shower! lol

greenwos |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I am planning to have my baby shower when I am 38 weeks only because I am due at the end of January and I wanted to wait until after the holidays. Is that too late?

AprilC12 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I recently moved to Michigan because my fiancee wanted to take over his family house. All his family lives in Michigan, but mine is split up between Florida and Massachusetts. I'm only a few weeks pregnant, but I need to know the best time to have all 3 showers due to all the traveling. My due date is July 8th. When do you think I should have them?

vannahcouture12 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I had my baby shower at 5 months it was nice to have it earlier so i could set up everything and be prepared!

keepi88 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

We wanted to do it early because my first was 6 weeks early and I was on strict bed rest at 27 weeks. I'd get up to use the restroom and be in the hospital for pre-term labor for days. It was a never ending battle of hopsital, rest and boredom. Hopefully this one won't be as stressful but I want everything done, bought and set-up early so it's ready just in case. I'm due early March and my shower is actually scheduled for Dec 26th (I'll be 28 weeks). Even though everyone is busy with the holidays this was the perfect week for all of us because we knew no one is working that day and it would be easy for us all to get together. I'm in the military so my family is my friends here so instead of having Christmas together like we normally do, we are all having Thanksgiving together, then low key Christmas dinners at home with our families then a baby shower the following day with all of us together. That way no one is cleaning, setting up, cooking, etc. two days in a row. Either way, I'll have plenty of time to get things I still need, wash clothes, set up the room, etc. before I get too tired or end up on bed rest; hopefully not this time though :)

rheannesmomma |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I am 25weeks! And having my baby shower today! (: && I am so very happy, I have so much energy and am still able to do a whole bunch! People say it is way to early, but I like it! I also had to becareful with avoiding the holidays!

samiree08 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I've heard that about 8 weeks before your due date. I think that seems to be long enough in advance. That way you still have two months to buy any essentials you might not have gotten. Additionally, it gives you time to organize all of the lovely gifts from the shower!

thoefs |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

My shower is when I will be 32 weeks which felt late even to me as I like to be super prepared. All I've had for the past few weeks is people telling me to stop buying things until after the shower. I'm glad I didn't listen as we just found out our little one is going to be delivered a full month early at 36 weeks!! Definitely the earlier the better.!

lknoxxxie |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I am 30 weeks pregnant and my mother wants to have my shower when I am about 38 weeks. I am scared because I don't think I will be prepared for my daughter, I don't have anything for her except a few outfits and a crib. No crib sheets, no car seat, nothing. This is my first baby. I also have gestational diabetes and could be induced early depending on how big she gets. I am getting so scared. I sent my mom a message about my concerns and am worried about how she will react. I don't want to sound like I am bugging her but I am just starting to get very anxious and nervous. Any tips or ideas?

Dawne and Shaun |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I live in Italy and they don't have baby showers here (although the baptism is a BIG celebration). I won't be back to see my family in America until (hopefully) 4 months after the baby is due. I really want all my family and friends to meet the baby and also have a baby shower (this is my first and I would like to celebrate this fun tradition). Do you think that's ok to have the shower AFTER the baby is born? If so, any advice on easy to pack gifts I could register for?

hguerriero |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

My baby shower my sister is hosting for me is when I will be 25 weeks. This is because I have to fly to see her and the rest of my family. So I dont want to wait too long and not be able to fly. Thank goodness it is only a 1 hr 15 min flight! My co workers are going to throw me a shower when I will be about 35 weeks - just before going on maternity leave.

kellyl831 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

My "family shower" given by my sisters is at 24 weeks and my "friends shower" thrown by my sorority sisters will be at my 29 week mark. I like that I am having both before I hit those last 10 weeks, so I can plan, prepare and get everything in order. Plus, since my baby is due at the beginning of August, we tried to be mindful of late May-late July weddings, vacations, and other showers/events that will be coming up for people!

babypaloozyvan |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I was thinking about finding out the sex just so that we would have everything we needed before the baby came, but my mom reminded me how much fun it was anticipating what the sex was of our first one. My mom said that I can always have the baby shower after the baby is already here, which is a great idea for me because I don't like being the center of attention anyway.

jenna_k04 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I am having my baby shower @ 34weeks, this makes me a little nervous about it being so close to the due date. I think between 28 ~ 32 weeks would have been ideal, but I am not in charge of it & it works for everyone else. I 'll just be greatful I am getting one :)

pbaldwin75 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I had my baby shower at 26 weeks and It was perfect. I still felt good enough to travel and to shop for items that I did not receive at the baby shower. I am a planner andI want to have my nursery complete no later than the beginning of month 8. By having the shower it has also allowed me to save budget dollars. After the shower I only to fill in the gaps!

georgiabelinda |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

At least a month before the due date

ChWomack |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Im having att 36 weeks I think it's best so within next 3-4 weeks you'll have your little one and just staring at the gifts to long

aurelia79 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I'm hoping and praying for a shower around my 31st or 32nd week of pregnancy. We just found out that my baby is due around around December 2nd 2012 (a few days after Thanksgiving). I just want to get everything set up and completed way before all of the holiday rush and fuss. I don't want the family and friends to have too much to worry about around that time as well.

tmills1982 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

My husband is in the military and is deploying this year. We found out we were pregnant and were very excited, immediately followed by sadness knowing he'll miss the birth and first few months. He's deploying this September, but i'll only be 5 1/2 months, but that's when we're having our baby shower. I don't want him to miss out on as much as he can. We'll have our nursery done by then too :)) Moral of my comment, to each his own...whatever works best and is convenient for you and your loved ones!

jhess0743 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

This is my second preg but new to this state,no family,new friends that are throwing me a shower at 35/36 weeks.i am so grateful for one that itdoesn't matter.as of now, I have all the baby needs to get by the first few days..diapers,onesie,swaddled, and me for nursing...and cars eat so the rest is coming in its time.

Liquemas |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I'm having mine early (26 weeks) that because I've had to move half way across the country from my friends and family and it's the only time my DH and I can get back there (via driving so we can bring everything back). One of my bridesmaids called me the second she found out I was pregnant to offer to host it and pin down a way we could do it. Normally I would never want to do it this early but I also didn't want to drive across the Canadian Rocky Mountains in the middle of the winter.

kimchrisj |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I am planning mine for week 34 I think it is close enough, especially for me it falls right at the end of July and during this HOT weather I don't think I will have energy to do anything

taraptishka |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I'm having my shower at 28 weeks. My husband and I are expecting twins and these are our first children. It will be great to have the shower relatively early so we have time to get all of the remaining items before the twins arrive. We plan to get the remaining items during the 2-3 weeks after the shower.

bellyboo25 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Our shower is going to be just over my 27 week mark. We had to schedule my shower around a bunch of RN schedules plus my own. This is our first and I am happy we are doing it early. My sister is moving to Europe for a year and I wanted her to be here for the shower, otherwise it probably would have been after our litle boy was born.

lzmac11 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

my mother has chosen to have it sep 1st......im due sep17th. This is clearly way too late and i imagine i will be terribly uncomfortable. :(

rebecky88 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I wouldn't suggest any later than 34 weeks! My mother & mother in law threw my shower for my son at 32 weeks and it was enough time to organize, send out thank you's and buy anything still needed, especially since he was born at 35.3 weeks! This time around my "Sprinkle" aka mini shower is at 38 weeks (i'm 37 now) and i'm a little worried I may be having a baby instead of a party haha and i'm feeling pretty puffy & exhausted these days! Glad my Mom will be coming to help clean & put things away before this little one comes, I'll NEED her help!

MissJenna2011 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

having mine at 28 + 30 wks. My friend who recently delivered had hers about 34-35wks... she told me DO IT BEFORE 30 WKS-- bc with baby you never know what it going to happen, how you are going to feel, how many clothes you are going to have to wash from shower, not to mention- returns, exchanges, nursery set-up ---- all of which you can forget about after the baby comes! <3

sbixby84 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

A few weeks AFTER the baby is born. People coming to your baby shower are buying BABY gifts for the BABY, not the mother and they want to meet, hold, and coo over the newborn. You wouldn't have a bridal shower without the bride, would you?!

448Swanson |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Unlike everyone here I thought i would have a normal pregnancy just like everyone told me wait till your 8th month and have your baby shower but that might not give everyone enough time to get everything ready for the arrival of your baby etc,.. My situation was different i hit the second week of my 7th month and something didn't feel right, i was rushed to the hospital and ended up having a emergency C section so much for everyone comparing me to everyone else saying i was like everyone else. First off all pregnancies are different , and every WOMAN is different . So that being said I think a safe time to have a baby shower 6 -7 Months pregnant.

bellaesme1881 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I am having my baby shower next weekend which will put me at 27 weeks. I think this is perfect. I still have some energy to organize everything and I don't have to worry about buying anything until after the shower but will have plenty of time to be able to purchase the bigger, more expensive things that poeple may not get for me (I am not expecting anyone to buy any of the big things but hey...if they want to I'm not gonna argue). I would rather have as much time as possible to buy the bigger things with all of the other bills we get every other day from the doctor, the hospital, the lab, etc......and once again I can still go out and enjoy shopping for whatever else I may need or need more of!!

maggs3696 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I'm considering 28 weeks as well (I'm only 14 weeks now). Baby is due in January and with all of the hustle and bustle of holidays and everyone traveling, I think it would be more pleasant for me and my guests. Plus the weather in October is wonderful.

sumerrose2 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I say, whenever someone offers to throw you one, do it! I am having a few showers so my first one is when I will be 25 weeks along. Then once you sort through what you get, you can tell your next shower guests what you still need the most. My slogan during this pregnancy has been to get everything done ahead of time! Then, when I'm the size of a whale and uncomfortable, it will likely all be done and ready and I can just relax. :-)

Looloo1987 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I am having my shower around 28 weeks, this is my first and from what I'm reading is a little early. I'm due the end of January and we didn't really want to put the baby shower right before Thanksgiving or Christmas, so we're having a Halloween themed one. I'm excited, and I'm ok with it being early, it'll give me more time to organize and reorganize, and save up for anything else I need.

Kacientaylor |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I am having my showers at 30 and 32 weeks...I am due Dec 2nd and I want to pretty much be done around mid October so I have plenty of time to prepare his room :)

curlygirlie24 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Mine was at 32 weeks I was lured to a friends house and really had to pee and when everyone yelled SURPRISE! well I almost wet my pants :) Luckally I didnt and we had a very nice time.

abugny |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Having mine at 30 weeks :-)

jnett76 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

With my daughter I had the shower at 35 weeks and went into labor the mintue I stepped into the party.... ouch! So this time we are planning 32-33 weeks :)

nicklepickle129 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

a month before delivery.

empress225 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Honestly I don't think there is a right or wrong time to have one. It just comes down to what's most convenient for the parents and the host. Personally I'm having mine at 24 weeks mostly because I live almost 1000 miles away from my family. My sister was already planning on coming to see me before the holidays and that's what we chose to do. No I won't be huge but then again it gives us plenty of time to write thank yous and get everything situated and figure out what we still need with plenty of time to spare. Also, neither one of us has to plan another vacation and I get to have my family as part of my shower too.

aokayokgirl |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I will only be 28 weeks when the shower is scheduled, however I asked that it not interfere with other people's family time during the holidays. Being due in January, we didn't want a grumpy, uncomfortable mom at the shower either. So end of October it is. This allows myself and others to have an enjoyable time together and move on to the holiday preparations for our individual families.

frc227 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I'm having mine at 25 weeks. I know, it's early, but my aunts wanted to have it before all the holidays started.

e0038423 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

We are planning my baby shower at 25 weeks.Yes its early but because our baby is due in February, a little before Thanksgiving is the best time for everyone.Not only is everyone busy the weeks before Christmas(Also have a cousin due for her 1st baby in early December) but we didn't want to have to shower after Christmas because not only is everyone broke but it will be late in the pregnancy and I would prefer to have everything ready before im too uncomfortable to get it done or to go out in the frigid weather of northern Maine!

MelanieJW7 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I had my baby shower at 36 weeks.My friends wanted to know if is a girl or a boy just to buy me useful baby shower gifts.

ioana06 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Im having mine at 26 weeks, so I will have extra time to shop for the things we dont get. Plus, Im due on 2/19/12, so anytime in late November, or anytime in December is just too hectic with all the holidays.

mfrost868 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Though your little bundle of joy hasn’t yet graced the world with his/her presence you can still use the baby footprint motif on your invites. That cute little foot, with tiny toes, is sure to bring a tear to close friends and family. It’s such a sweet token of recognition of their future importance in your baby’s life. Use all the right colors. This is imperative in communicating happiness and good thoughts to the invitees so they send positivity your way. As weird or unconventional as this may sound it’s quite factual. Haven’t you ever felt someone’s concern or anger without even seeing them? Same thing... Energy is in the colors so keep them mild, beautiful, soft and tender, just like your kid gonna be.

mammalovesyou |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I am having one shower at 28 weeks and another at 32 I want to make sure i have plenty of time to get the things I dont get from the shower.

lesmart |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Jewish superstition in my family is nothing for baby until baby arrives. So both of my showers are a few weeks after she comes - and that way she can she can also be there.

Shoshie |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

April 6th is the day that I will be having my shower which it's a lil late well it's to late a month before my due date which is May 6th 2013. I will have very lil time to get what I need if I didnt get everything I need for the lil boy that Im having at my shower. But Im cool with that cuz Im very energeic and plus Im on my 4th child so this is nothing new to me at all... Im just happy to have 2 of each now.

teisha86 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

when your about 7 months

zoeyblack33 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

In my opinion anything before 5 months is a tad crazy, Anything after 6 months is fine. To be honest, its your shower have it when you feel like having it. I will be having mine at 8 months.

MaybeMab |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

DH and I decided not to find out the gender of our baby, which really upset our family. As a result, my mother has decided that while she DOES want to throw us a shower, she's going to wait until after the baby is born. Now, every time I have to purchase something essential that we need before the baby arrives, she starts complaining how there won't be anything left on our registry!

TamaraR4 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

8 months

mommylove2013 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

My mom was going to plan it for the end of April or beginning of May. I told my husband no later than the first weekend in April. So I will be 32 weeks. I need to have enough time to get anything we don't get from other people and I don't want to be worried.

lnvazquez |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

waiting to see what im having before i have mine . i want to be sure to get the right colors!!

Kinsleysbaby |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I think in your 7th month is perfect because you're not too big and uncomfortable and everyone can see your baby bump. I wish I could have mine then but I've been on strict bed rest due to high risk pregnancy so I won't be off bed rest until 34 weeks and plan finally being able to register for baby gear right after (since some stuff you don't really know what it looks like or how it functions unless you go into the store). My shower will be when I'm 37 weeks, I would've loved to plan it sooner but this is just how it worked out because of bed rest unfortunately. If it were up to me I would just have a "by mail" shower because I hate being center of attention and really don't want to be uncomfortable and huge at my shower, but wanted my husband to be included too so we are having a coed baby-Q at home so I can lay down if I want to :)

agerhart1207 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I think you should have your baby shower at 28 wks.

atrafalski |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

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jonsan111 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

my mom is throwing mine for my and I'll be 32 weeks. we wanted to do it early enough so i wouldnt be miserable. and i'd actually get to enjoy my(our) baby shower. although the place we're having it only has 1 bathroom(which is a crime if you ask me) hopefully i wont be in there too much.

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Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

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jonsan111 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

My advice is have it whenever it works for YOU! I'm having mine at 24 weeks, my husband and I moved out of state for work and 24 weeks works for my Mom and Aunt who are hosting the party plus I know I'll still feel like flying (there's no direct flight home so it's 2 connecting flights... a long day!) I'm a big planner so I'll know way ahead of time what I will personally have to purchase for the baby. Also included in the shower invitation is a note to make sure all shower gifts are sent directly to our house or to the store closest for us for in-store pick-up so we don't have to ship and lug everything back.

aafp |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I had my first one at 20 weeks when i was home visiting my side of the family. i was able to get enough gift card to take care of the crib and clothes. put me at ease to start getting the nursery together

tmarie1987 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Had my first one at six months while I was back in my hometown visiting family and friends It was awesome! I had tons of energy, and enjoyed it immensely. I even had a little bit of a belly to show off. My next one is going to be in another month and a half being thrown by a friend where I currently live. I'll have plenty of time to use gift cards and wash everything before the baby comes!

Oddrey |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

A month or 2 before Your due date.

Lovemykidsforeverbrittanyleigh |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Seventh month?

Jsde011 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I wanted to have my baby shower early I was 6 months pregnant when we had it. I got most of the stuff I needed at the shower and its a good thing because I had my little boy 2 months premature the only thing I had to buy was the premie clothes and diapers.. With this pregancy I am not for sure if I am going to get a shower my mom told me that people dont normaly have a second one since they got most the stuff they need with the first one but Im going to find out next week if this baby is a girl or boy and I would love to have a pink themed baby show if it is a girl..

Rebekah1983 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Im actually have one 39 weeks pregnant... My mother-in-law and my mother are organizing it...it was suppose to be a surprise but I found out... I wish it would have been way before because i havent been feeling very well and who knows if i will even make it

Nini96 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I'm due Late July and will have my Baby Shower Late June.

DueInJuly2013 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

My sister-in-law is having hers in 2 weeks. Her due date is June. Last month she had some bleeding... so I am scared! If I am really pregnant (as I am kind of sure that I am), the baby will be due in the first week of January and I am planning to have a shower in the middle of October. I loved seeing what some moms said about time and I think it would be great to have time and energy to organize... I hope I really am!

miam4 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I am having my shower at 32 weeks. I am doing so because I am 28 weeks and i'm already getting uncomfortable. It's best to do a baby shower while you are still comfortable.

lexidixon12 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I will be having my first shower at 35 weeks and my second at 37 weeks. I feel like this is way to late but both of our families refused to have them any earlier becuase it was too soon. Im just worried about my second because baby is so big and they think he might come early. That and I know Im going to hate having to get everything set up and buy everything we still need that far along. Although I am very thankful for both parties throwing the shower and am very thankful and greatful that they care for us enough to do this. Dont get me wrong.

Laurendag |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

This is my 2nd boy so I'm having a shower after he's born. More of a meet the baby shower since I have almost everything I need.

tdeluisi |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I am going to have mine at about 7 months. Due to me giving birth prematurely with my last child, my doctor said it may be another chance I might deliver again early. So, just to be on the safe side 7 months. Plus that will leave me enough time to get things my guests didn't bring.

crysdior |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

If you are planning a shower for the mom you should definitely take into account that the very end of the pregnancy is not a good time. Moms like to be prepared for the baby, and if she feels that she can't go purchase needed items because of needing to wait for the shower, that will just stress her out. The end of the seventh month is probably the latest good date. Anytime after the beginning of the sixth month is traditional. Exceptions do need to be made due to holidays, such as if the baby is due in January, you might want to do the shower in October instead of November. Also, I have found it is good to do any type of party on one of the "minor" three day weekends like Presidents day or Columbus Day. Guests tend to have open schedules and are not tied up with other family obligations. its e

eolbricht |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I had my shower at 33 wks and was hospitalized the day after! Had an emergency C-section and it was exhausting, painful and emotional taxing to get this all done with premie and recovery. Next time it will be at 30 wks.

bellsfootball |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

7 months

lazairica |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I'm due December 4th. To avoid the holiday stress my friends are planning for late September. I figure that will keep us early enough to avoid the holiday stuff, and early enough that I'll still have some energy :)

berkanalynx |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I've heard (and been to) anywhere between 25 and 32 weeks.. I wouldnt push it any further since baby might come at any time - plus the possibility of you being miserable is quite high especially if you have to do any of the planning or setting up

e.dejesus |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I had mine at around 25 weeks and was so anxious to get the babies room together

laceydhs06 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

with my first daughter, i had mine what ended up being 2 wks before my due date because my daughter came a week early..i was tired, and swollen and didn't care enough..it was small and i didn't mind. For this child I am due January 24th, and i dont want to have it during the holiday season b/c people will have their money towards other stuff, and I dont want to make them feel pinched if they wanted to bless me with a gift, so i am going to have it the end of October which happens to be my birthday wknd as well! :) Im totally fine with that!

ANGELICBRIDE13 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I'm having my baby shower very early on for a variety of reasons. I'm due in April, but will have my shower in November. The biggest reason is that I live in a different country from all my family and friends and will not be able to visit them during the third trimester. This makes it difficult to have it after January. Plus, I don't want to travel in December when there is snow on the ground. I did that last year and the drive too forever and was very stressful. December is also a busy time and people probably will be too busy. This means over American Thanksgiving in November will make the most sense. Canadians won't be celebrating anything then, so it won't be a busy time for them.

RebeccaY1 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Im having my baby shower @32 wkls because its taking the place of my wedding date, wedding was pushed back until next year

quilat86 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Baby is due February 5. My family is throwing me a shower, October 19, and work is throwing me one November 14. They are being thrown early so it's not overwhelming during holiday season and lately everyone I know has ended up having their babies early and before their showers.

karinak1977 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Due to a late Feburary Due Date and the fact that my husband and I live a state away from all our friends and family we are doing it at 26 Weeks. That way we can travel safely with hopefully no weather complications and no-one has to work about traveling around thanksgiving and Christmas. Plus this will give up plenty of time to set up the nursery and weed out what we don't want or stil lneed

mlaurie07 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

As sad as this is to think about, planning a shower too early can backfire if anything should go wrong. The thought of losing the baby is heartbreaking anyway, but then having to go home and stare at a fully stocked nursery would be more than I could handle. On the other hand, throwing one afterwards is a nice time to meet the baby, but then it'll just be another party (when you're exhausted and suffering from post-partum symptoms, no less,) and you'll just need to buy everything yourselves anyway.

llwh86 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Wow - I had my first in 2008 and things are changing fast. It was gauche to throw a shower more than 4 to 6 weeks before a babies due date. Showers are supposed to be thrown for the parents of the baby not as something that is a convenience for them. If there are extenuating circumstances where you are out of town or the like then planning early is normal. There are a lot of people that are superstitious about showers and getting gifts for an unborn baby. I think after having three that it would be heart wrenching to have to go home after a potential unexpected loss and I have met enough mothers that have lost their precious little ones in the last trimester. The whole thought about 4-6 weeks before baby was that it is close enough to the due date that the risk of a problem is marginal. And, the idea of having more than one shower just amazes me. Unless, there are several years between baby and the next oldest I think it's really tacky to do more than one. I just don't understand people doing multiple showers, and I think frankly I'd be embarrassed. The sprinkle parties seem more reasonable for another baby if someone wants to throw another gift generating party for the parents to be. Don't get me wrong people love to give gifts and many are very generous whether you throw a party or not, but this just seems a tad greedy.

ccs0521 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

We did not find out what we are having, so we are having our after the baby comes. Great chance for everyone to meet the baby as well. There is not standard. Do what works for you. I just didn't want to receive all gender neutral clothing. We have the basics and will be fine until the shower. We also will have Christmas in between so I am sure a few gifts will be given then as well.

ashleyorm |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

My sister and friends are throwing me one after baby at my request. I'm due in march, anticipating being uncomfortable for long car rides (it's 3 hrs one way where the shower will be) plus winter weather in iowa is all to unpredictable. So I will have a few weeks to kind of eek by at home with essentials, but friends and family will get to meet our little bundle and shop for it specifically (since we are waiting to find out what it is)

EllieB82 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I'm going home to see my family before they tell me I can't fly anymore, so I'm having mine as early as 6 months.

Ksmyth03 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Mine is going to be at 32 weeks but I am wishing I had done it at 30 weeks. O'well I am trhowing a Daddy Baby shower that week -- which will include a diaper keg. So I think worked out better anyways.

LemonyDream |

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April 27

heathermike22 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

My family has planned my baby shower at 31 weeks, a few days before I fly cross county to join my husband at our new duty station. They have also instructed everyone to send the baby gifts, especially large baby gifts, to our new home, so I will not have a lot to deal with before leaving.

NavyWife0323 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Who should have the baby shower?

granma2014 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

My baby shower is set to be thrown June 14, I am 24 weeks now so I will be about 34 or 35 weeks!

nene20 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I'm actually having my shower about a month after the baby is born. This is my second child and my fiancé's 3rd, but our first together and the first boy as well. we decided to have a welcome baby home party instead. this way everyone can come see baby, have some food and we are making gifts completely optional. We just wanted to set up a time that would be good for everyone to be able to visit the baby.

vonlange35 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I prefer 2 months before, that way you can plan better, shop etc...Although mine isn't till 35 weeks, this is our 5th, but we got rid of everything, and I know exactly what I need, just wish it was a bit earlier. I am going to be miserable in another month.

doldancer |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Since the sex of our baby is going to be a surprise, we decided to have the shower AFTER its born. This way the baby can be the guest of honor at the shower and everyone can meet him/her. We are planning about 4 - 5 weeks or so after birth in order to give us a little time to become somewhat acclimated to our new parenting role. By choosing a date and sending the invites out a few days after birth, the date can be flexible with the birthdate. (if the baby is early or late) We also thought we could, somewhat, control the endless line of visitors when the baby is first born by giving them a specific date to come meet the baby. Although, it means we have to go ahead and buy all of the first month essentials it also means guests can buy more of the 'fun' stuff that I think they will want to buy anyway.

jessie52685 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Well actually be having our first one at 28 and a half weeks and the second at 34 and a half weeks. With the family being so large we had to split it in two. Luckily the large one is the earlier one so we have a little time in between the two to get things situated from the first one first. :)

HopeK2938 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

We've lost a child previously so I'm having mine after the baby is born.

carrieberry1 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

This thread was amazingly helpful! Thank you ladies. I'm pregnant with my first little one and I'm glad I can wait quite a while to start planning a baby shower. :) I'm only 19 weeks, but I'm getting antsy with planning this kind of stuff and making sure everything is all together for the baby.

katiefritzler |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I am having mine at a little over 34 weeks. I think it'll give me time to organize everything, plus go buy whatever we still need before baby comes!

MrsAmandaArcher |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

Over 36 weeks in my experience Catering Bandung . But i sure don't know exactly

AnnisaLala |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I believe that you should wait until after you have hit the 5 month mark, I think it would be way too early and bad luck to have a baby shower before 5 months, idealy I think you should plan your baby shower for around 7 months.

carmen0515 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I'll be having mine at 33 weeks just to play it safe.

ayarasenoj |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I'm having one at 26 weeks and one at 32 weeks. The gap is due to scheduling conflicts. My school will be doing one at some point as well.

tairanryan5 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I will be 32 weeks at my shower.

Babycake1987 |

Q&A: When should I have my baby shower?

I will be 38 weeks at my shower... I'm REALLY nervous because my first (born 10 years ago on the same day this LO is due) came 15 days before HIS due date. I keep hearing the second usually comes quicker ... We shall see :) either way. I feel totally blessed to have family and friends who care enough to throw one for me in the first place.

dpittman1987 |