Generally speaking… Baby Shower’s are not my idea of fun. Don’t get me wrong, I am happy to go to shower my female friends and family when they are expecting… but it was never something I wanted for myself.
When I was 30 weeks pregnant with Hank, a close friend organised a nice day at the races for me and 8 other friends, in my (and Hank’s honour). We had some rattle adorned cupcakes… but that was about as maternal as it got. It was a lovely day (despite the fact that it was outdoors on a 40+ degree day and I was, unbeknownst to me, suffering from severe pre eclmapsia). We finished the day by spending the afternoon/evening in one of the girls pools. 4 days later, Hank was prematurely born.
Fast forward to my current pregnancy, and I didn’t have to think twice about saying “yes” when my best friend asked if she could throw me a Baby Sprinkle (well, after I had asked WTF is a Baby Spinkle? – it’s the new name being given to a baby shower that is thrown for someone who already had kid/s, in case you have been living under a rock, like I obviously had)
Since Hank’s birth, I had always felt like I missed out on a lot of the ‘normal’ things one would normally experience in the third trimester… heck, some professionals would even say I was ‘mourning the loss of my third trimester’… a proper baby shower was one of those.
I gave my friend strict orders that there were to be no pegs involved, or sniffing of chocolate smeared nappies. I also expressed my concern that some ladies might not have heard of a baby sprinkle before, therefore may think it is odd to ask people to attend a baby shower for your second child. But we decided that if people had that much of a problem with it, they could decline the RSVP.
The invitation had a cute little saying explaining that ‘this sprinkle was just to show that we care’
It was low key, relaxed, but still plenty of ‘little man’ references – the perfect way to celebrate a baby sprinkle if you ask me. Bubba got very spoilt, and even has a collection of hand decorated bibs that my guests made for him.
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Have you, or would you, have a baby sprinkle?