New Mom, a regular on our blog, is hosting today!
She is the ONLY one that sent in a blog! She did a great job on it, and it helps me completely because I am not thinking straight! My brother is still in critical condition in the ICU. He is expected to be in ICU for probably two more weeks. He’s still on a heart pump and a ventilator, but he is making baby steps! We appreciate all your thoughts and prayers.
Please email me your blog topics!! This is your chance to write your opinions! This is your chance to ask the community questions or concerns you have about your own families. This is your chance to respond back and be in charge! Jeff buddy, where are you? Jesse’s Girl, I know you have it in you! You can email me your blogs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Keith is out of town and cannot fill in for me. We may have to call in my college roommate Lori, who is a professional journalist and mom also!
Here is New Mom’s blog:
As many of you might know, we are expecting our second (and last!) baby in less than three months. We could not be more excited about her arrival, and that our almost 2-year-old girl will become a big sister.
Two years ago, when I was expecting our older daughter, we were blessed to have been on the receiving end of six baby showers for her. So many people shared in our excitement (and likely shock) that after eight years of trying, we were finally going to have a baby. And in my sentimental state, I saved every single card we received, hoping to share them with our girl when she gets older.
I was recently informed by my mother that “you only get a shower for your first child”. And while I certainly agree that we are in a much more prepared state then we were two years ago, especially since we’re having another girl, I always viewed showers as a chance to celebrate a new life with family and friends. I have personally hosted baby showers for two different friends for their second children and another shower for a friend for their third child, and have always held to the belief that each child deserves to be celebrated.
I don’t want to sound greedy, because honestly, gifts are the last thing on my mind. I would love for there to be something that people could bring a card to for our baby, not bring any gifts, and for there to be something that I can tell her about someday, show her pictures, and have the cards to share with her. (My mother claims that ‘people will still send us cards’, but I seriously doubt she would get any). One of my friends has offered to give me a shower, but I feel like she might just be being nice, since no one in my family is going to host one.
I would like for our two girls to grow up without such a feeling of imbalance between them. So, if in fact there should not be a shower for our second girl, do I just never show our first daughter any of the cards she received before she was born, and keep it a secret that she had six baby showers? And do I sound greedy, hoping for someone to want to celebrate our second daughter’s arrival? Could this be a generational thing? I think that most people of my age (mid-thirties) want to have a shower for every child. I know I have happily hosted several. I am serious that I would be absolutely fine with a ‘no gifts’ shower!