I've heard of both. I think a sprinkle is better then a baby shower, less pressure on guest and they get to meet the little one.
I did not have a shower because of the guilt I felt asking people for gifts for a planned pregnancy. And, despite the fact that people say "you don't have to bring anything" that is far from the truth. Between weddings, showers, graduations, etc., the money is just not always there and it seems that some feel that they should be getting gifts verses feeling humbled that friends and family are willing to support their growing family.
I made the choice to have a child not my friends and family. I felt that if someone legitimately wanted to get me something for the baby and I they would do so. And, a few people have.View Thread
Pressure started for me at around 33 weeks and has (and will not) go away. My doctor said it was pressure from a growing baby and uterus. It has caused my vagina to swell to double in size. So ice packs sound more appealing then sex. Keep your feet up as much as possible. The randomness can come from your little one moving around.
Ugh. This just seems to be going on and on. I am 38 weeks and still working 4 days a week (2.5 hour drive to and from work daily). I'm wiped. Today I went into the doctor- I'm 2 cm dilated. I have a BV and a yeast infection. The yeast is making me a bit nervous because the last thing I want to endure is thrush! Between the pressure and the infections I am swollen double in size.
This last week has been nothing but miserable. I've picked up a cold, a rash on my stomach and back, and 2 infections. Really?! Not to mention, I have had all sorts of menstrual like cramps and BH that are NOT painless. And, despite the fact that my little guy has dropped he has still managed to keep his little feet hanging in my ribs (which he has literally bruised).
I may just punch the next person that tells me to enjoy pregnancy. Sadly, I told my husband that I am looking forward to the hospital stay so I can get some rest.View Thread
Silly, uncomfortable kids! Yeah, I would not worry about the cramping as long as there is no blood and no regularity to it. Even if it last for hours (as mine has). And, that's my doctor's advice!
I'm praying that this one comes early. He keeps trying to break my ribs and crush a nerve.
I'm at 32 weeks and I have found that getting up every hour from my desk and taking a walk around the building helps. And, do your best not to waddle. It's a bit unproductive but being proactive helps. At home, pelvic tilts seems to help a bit. What is comfortable for me is to stand/squat and lean into an L shape onto a chair or countertop and place a warm washcloth on your lower back.
Lastly, I have found my cramps to lessen with LOTS of water.View Thread
Some of my BH contraction were definitely painful, as painful as seriously bad period cramps. And, they came as early as 28 weeks. But they are typically not as painful as regular contractions and they are irregular. Although this post was two weeks ago so you may already know! Good luck! Congrats!View Thread
I'm 34 weeks pregnant this Friday. I have my next appointment in less then 2 weeks. I have only had one pelvic exam and that was at 8 weeks. When can I expect the next exam? I keep wondering if I'm a bit dialated because my vagina has been swollen for a week which I know may mean nothing.
Also, when do they do another ultrasound to determine where the baby is at? Before birth?View Thread
I'm 34 weeks. And, my little guy has moved in and out (more frequently in) of a position where he is pressed against my lower right rib/back for the last two weeks. I've had pinched nerves before and that is exactly what it feels like. It is excruciating simply because there is absolutely no relief. All I can suggest is get up and walk through the pain in hopes that your little one may move a bit. That and standing stretches your body out just a bit. I have gotten to the point where I get up and move around almost every hour and during the night every two. So, I'm super sleep deprived before this kid is here.
So, you aren't alone. It's very painful and more then likely it's your baby's position so it won't go away. I keep telling my husband that I may cry out in relief when delivering just because my back will no longer hurt as it does.View Thread
A virtual baby shower! Ah, the world of technology. That is fabulous.
Work baby showers are definitely a nice touch and I don't feel that are overly intrusive because it is not a mandatory party. I just so happen to have just finished up my grad degree and moved out of state so unfortunately their will be no work baby shower for me and I am new to the area!
And, I'm not saying the stuff isn't nice. And, I would certainly accept gifts from those that would like to help (because I'm poor)! I've been purchasing most of my stuff used or have been getting hand me downs. I don't figure a kid cares about the color of their bedding or onesies!
Three showers!! Wow.
So, ladies, what I was asking is don't any of you feel guilty for asking people to spend that kind of money on you when it was your choice to get pregnant (planned or not)? Why or why not? I'm just curious if my social views are tainted or backward!View Thread
So, I come from a very large family, my mom is one of twelve and I have tons of cousins. There are wedding showers, weddings, baby showers, graduations, etc up the wahoo. And, they get very, very expensive.
There are two graduations and four weddings this summer alone. Because of this I feel way too guilty to even request a baby shower (on top of that I'm in a different state). Especially because my husband and I planned our baby to be.
With that being said, where did the tradition of asking other people for stuff occur from? What are your thoughts on baby showers?View Thread