I have found it’s very complicated to pick dates for my baby showers. I am having two main baby showers — one in Cartersville and one in Chattanooga. I had originally picked Oct. 25 and Nov. 1 as my dates, but now I’m getting a little nervous having one shower exactly four weeks before my due date, mainly because of the unknowns. For instance, I have a friend who had her shower four weeks before her due date, and her baby came right after her shower. And, of course I’m paranoid about more complications. Being on bed rest will do that to you. 🙂

The other obstacles I’m dealing with are my in-laws’ anniversary and my sil’s due date. My in-laws’ anniversary is the weekend of the Oct. 18, so that weekend is out. And, since my sil is due at the end of September, she can’t be at my shower if it’s early in October. And, since she is hosting it with my mil, she probably needs to be there, huh?

So, now I’m thinking Oct. 11 for my Chattanooga shower and Oct. 25 for my Cartersville shower. But, I’m wondering if one week really makes that much difference. Am I being *too* paranoid about having my shower four weeks before my due date?

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  1. Jess says:

    I would try not to worry about it. People have baby showers near their due dates all the time and very few of them end up having their babies early. And if it does happen, it won’t be because of the shower, you know? You’re not going to jinx anything. I would just pick dates that work for you and your family and call it done. If something happens and the dates have to change, people will understand.

  2. Amber says:

    I can totally understand! I have been thinking a lot about this for our scheduling, too, since my third trimester will be around the holidays.

    I’m sure whatever days you pick will be great! I wouldn’t worry too much about going early since it’s not something we can control.

  3. corrin says:

    Who’s planning your baby showers? I’d say let them pick and just show up for the fun. :0)

  4. Set a date and people will come.

  5. Linda says:

    Don’t worry about the unknown, just plan it and have fun!

  6. jenn says:

    I also say let them pick the dates and you just show up! Less work and worry for you. By the way, I was in labor with my second son at one of my showers. It was given to me by my husband’s work and I walked into a room of people I don’t know and was having mild contractions. I had the baby the next morning! It’s kind of nice to keep your mind off of labor and such if you have something to look forward to later in the pregnancy. Just relax and go with it!

  7. Karen says:

    Just enjoy the showers and have fun. The baby will come when God decides.

  8. Cristy says:

    I was nervous about all that stuff, too. I say the earlier the better. It gives you more time to get the nursery set up, clothes organized into the drawers, and gear assembled (Joe will spend hours on this!). Plus, your due date is just an estimate. What if the baby comes early or like you said, you’re on bed rest.

  9. You’re probably more involved with the planning since you were on bed rest and are having 2 showers, but like the others, I say, give them a few dates and let family and friends decide. Enjoy them both!

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