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Baby shower superstitions? busymama 3 kids; Wyoming 1006 posts
Aug 4th '08

So I am having my baby shower tonight after work and I had a coworker tell me that she wouldn't be attending because she did not believe in baby showers. She said she would get the baby a gift once it has arrived. So at the time I just said okay whatever and went about my day. I couldn't quit thinking about it so I just saw her again and asked her why she didn't believe in them and she said that it's because it is somewhat of a superstitious thing and she doesn't think its okay to celebrate a baby before it's birthday is actually here because if ,God forbid, something were to happen to the baby then the mom would be stuck with all these baby gifts and no baby....Anyone else ever heard of this? I respect everyones opinion and wasn't upset by it but just found it very interesting because I've never heard of it before.

happily happy :) Due December 25; 17 kids; Vista, California 1187 posts
Aug 4th '08
Quoting busymama:
~Elise is Zach's Mom~ 33 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 729 posts
Aug 4th '08

After having two miscarriages and coming home to some baby stuff... I understand. I'm not having any showers until after the baby arrives... I figure that way everyone will get to meet the baby, and he/she will be the centre of attention, not me, and that way I might feel better, and be able to enjoy it (I've been super sick this pregnancy)



Some people just feel that way, and I can understand why... But I still believe in baby showers before the birth... I still attend and bring gifts... I just want to wait for mine because of the experiences I've already had.

Cali Girly California 656 posts
Aug 4th '08
Quoting busymama:
Cali Girly California 656 posts
Aug 4th '08
Quoting Elise08:
busymama 3 kids; Wyoming 1006 posts
Aug 4th '08
Quoting .dev's.my.love.:
tigerlily 3 kids; Georgia 1830 posts
Aug 4th '08

She sounds like a paranoid party pooper to me.
Or maybe she just really doesn't feel like coming, but is trying to be polite.



Hope you have a wonderful shower! :D