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#11 Jessica

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    Posted 08 June 2008 - 08:15 AM

    "we are throwing her a sprinkle rather than a full blown shower."

    LOL. I love that. A "sprinkle."

    Before I got pregnant, I thought people had showers for each baby. I totally didn't know it was a no-no until I started reading all this pregnancy stuff. I kinda understand the reasoning but come on!!! Why should the second kid get shafted and expected to live on hand-me-downs. I mean sure, maybe the second shower won't be as elaborate with the gifts, but there's no reason not to celebrate the impending births of children after #1.

    That said I didn't have a shower for Aiden and don't ever want a shower. It's just not my thing. We had a "meet the baby" party after he was born.

    #12 jmill130

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      Posted 08 June 2008 - 08:20 AM

      I love the idea of a second shower & I'm sure she'll feel "showered or sprinkled" with love:) I have been to showers for the 2nd & 3rd baby... they are a little less formal, but tons of fun! Good luck!

      #13 Christine

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      Posted 08 June 2008 - 08:29 AM

      I did not plan on having a shower, some friends at work threw me a shower, we are doing as Jessica did a meet the baby party with our families.
      I love the name sprinkle.
      I say if you want to throw a shower go for it, but know that some of the invited might find it weird, perhaps come up with a cute saying about how this shower is for diapers and other necessities rather than cutesy baby gifts, but honestly who can say no to buying cute baby stuff.
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      #14 caroline

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        Posted 08 June 2008 - 09:45 AM

        Okay... shower... sprinkle... whatever we might call it! What I'm contemplating isn't going to be any huge event (by any stretch of the imagination!)

        But... it's not like I've ever needed a reason to throw a party... To hell with 'etiquette!' She's getting a party and she's gonna like it!

        #15 Jen_S

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          Posted 08 June 2008 - 09:59 AM

          I think each baby should be celebrated! Hey any reason for a celebration is good!
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          #16 ACDCDCAC

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          Posted 08 June 2008 - 10:03 AM

          good, i say go for it. sometimes you just have to say sod off to etiquette. a lot of it is so old fashioned. i've been picking and choosing what rules i want to stick with, as far as the wedding stuff anyways, and for baby showers i feel that you should celebrate each baby!
          for one, it's not the poor 2nd/3rd etc baby's fault that it wasnt first. second, as life changes and friends/jobs come and go, the mix of people invited might be comepletely different! so like you, a bunch of guests might not have been there first time around, but would love to celebrate the new baby with a full blown shower. i see absolutely nothing wrong with that.

          #17 alex

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            Posted 08 June 2008 - 11:17 AM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by redheaney
            Okay... shower... sprinkle... whatever we might call it! What I'm contemplating isn't going to be any huge event (by any stretch of the imagination!)

            But... it's not like I've ever needed a reason to throw a party... To hell with 'etiquette!' She's getting a party and she's gonna like it!
            Good!! I think it's a great idea! It's a not a gift-grab or anything like that.. it's a celebration for the new little baby & the Mom-to-be!! I would NEVER be offended to go to a baby shower (or sprinkle hehe) for a 2nd or 3rd or 50th child!) Each baby is unique & deserves as much attention as the one prior to him/her!

            And it might just be me, but I also have absolutely no problem bringing a gift to said shower/sprinkle. Not necessarily any big items that the parents will most likely have, but clothing or toys or little things like that. As a 2nd child I always remember getting my sisters hand me downs.. and as much as a baby won't remember it all it, I think it's special & cute for them to have a couple things that is theirs and only theirs, even as a baby! :)

            Just my 2 cents!

            #18 Hartyt509

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              Posted 08 June 2008 - 11:56 AM

              See we don't have baby showers over here so I kinda don't get it lol

              All my friends have had babies and everyone has turned up with gifts after its born but the big things they've bought themselves.

              Saying that I bought my friend's baby a car seat which cost me a fortune but he was so cute he was worth it lmao

              If you want a party have one bugger what "you should do" no-one is going to lock you up and throw away the key lol

              #19 Karen

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                Posted 08 June 2008 - 12:29 PM

                I had always heard that it's etiqitte no no to have a shower for subsequent children. But I think it's wonderful to have a shower for each baby. I've been to a few 2nd showers. Most of them were a bit more relaxed and low key then the first. I'm always up for a party so I say go ahead and throw the shower for your friend. I'm sure she will love it!
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