Should I have a baby shower for our baby boy? This thought has been on my mind for some time now. We were fortunate to have a beautiful baby shower for Julianna in Florida. Even though my husband and I planned our own baby shower, Julianna received tons of thoughtful gifts from friends and family.
Unfortunately, we aren’t able to travel to Florida this time around to do a baby shower for our son. It saddens me that our family and closest long-time friends aren’t with us to celebrate the special arrival of our son. For this reason, I haven’t had any desires in organizing something for myself.
Because of how fast this pregnancy has gone by for me and because of how busy we’ve been lately, I have been feeling nothing but guilt. I’m sad that we haven’t been able to dedicate the time, love, and effort that our son deserves. At 32 weeks pregnant, I haven’t even focused on decorating his room, buying him clothes, toys, or anything. When I was pregnant with Julianna, I had such a tremendous excitement and anxiousness to get her room ready. I wanted it to be perfect prior to her arrival. I also had received tons and tons of gifts over the mail and we were over the moon with how much she was loved already. It must be a second child thing. The reason why I haven’t decorated his room is because I can temporarily use that extra room for our guests. Our family will be visiting us to meet the baby and I want them to feel comfortable in our home. Our son will be sleeping in our room for the first 3-4 months, so I’ll have plenty of time to plan ahead.
I have been creating a registry with the things that we’ll need for him. Gladly, I kept the majority of Julianna’s big items such as her playpen, stroller, swing, portable bathtub, etc. This will definitely save us a lot of money. I’m just missing a few “boy” items and a couple of big items (double stroller and a dresser). Obviously, diapers and wipes are always welcome in this household! LOL
What are your thoughts on baby showers for a second child?