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Starryblue702's picture
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I registered yesterday!

Hey girls... so I know it's still a little early to talk baby showers, but I went down to Babies R Us and registered yesterday! I'm not even sure if I'm going to do a shower, but I at least wanted to be prepared for myself and get an idea of what I'm going to need for baby Trystan. My problem is that I either donated or let friends have ALL of my baby stuff, whether boy or girl, so I have NOTHING! Plus, since I'm a BTDT mom, there's a lot of things that I skipped on purpose because you really don't need them... so ther's only about 50 or so items on my registry. I wanted to have everything compiled together so that every week I can go in and grab something that I need off of the registry... and if anything is left over I get a discount when baby arrives, or if I decide on a shower there's still stuff on there that girlfriends can buy! Anyway, it was so much fun, and I left DH at home because when I went last time he just looked bored lol! Anyone else know when they're going... or if or when you're having your shower?

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I wanted to have everything compiled together so that every week I can go in and grab something that I need off of the registry... and if anything is left over I get a discount when baby arrives

I did the same thing on Amazon. Its set to private but its just so I can add things I want and when it comes time I can "complete my registry" for 10% off.

I know I am having 2 showers. My mom is throwing one and my MIL is throwing the other. They will be the last weekend of Oct and the first weekend of Nov.

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I was thinking about having a Halloween themed shower! I thought it would b a lot of fun! My mom always throws mine, and she said she'd be happy to do it again, but I'm just not sure yet. I don't want to do the traditional shower with the games and all of that. I'm thinking that I'd just like to do a brunch at a restaraunt or something. Basically just get together, eat, have cake, act like grown ups (lol!), and if people bring gifts, I can just load them in my truck and open them up in the privacy of my own home... and not have to force the fake "oohs and ahhhs" on stuff that you're annoyed that you got because it wasn't on your registry lol!

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I am thinking about just doing a diaper/wipes shower. Our immediate families are going to buy clothes and such anyways. It would be nice to get diapers/wipes because those come in more handy than clothes IMO. With my daughter we didn't buy diapers until she was 3 months old because we got so many boxes of them. I think the diapers help more than anything.

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I was bored last night and registered for a few things on-line at babies r us. Not sure yet as for showers what will be going on yet. My friends at work want to put one on, one of them is super excited to plan one.

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I have been working on a registry for awhile now, just adding things here and there and changing my mind a million times. I'm sure my mom will plan my shower, and while I do love surprises, I think I would like to have a say in who's invited and what we do there. I didn't realize so many people were involved in planning their own showers. I always thought someone planned it for you.

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I registered last Friday, right after we found out we were having a girl. Smile

I registered at Target and Babies R Us....my best friend went with me to help; she had a baby last year so she gave me some good ideas on what I might need or like.
I'm having 3 showers.....one at school, one in my hometown, and one given by my best friend and some family. The one given by my friend will be my main shower and will be Halloween themed. I think it is going to be so cute! Smile

Like y'all, I picked some things that I knew I probably wouldn't get as gifts, but that I could buy myself with the discount later on.

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Since this is a second baby I will probably just have something small at work. That is what they traditionally do and is always a nice gesture. Not to mention the company gives a $100 gift card to a place of your choice!

My mom asked if I wanted a baby shower but because it will be right around when the holidays are going to gear up, I suggested maybe a diaper/wipe "sip and see" type thing where maybe a month after baby is born we have a little get together so everyone can meet the baby.

Jenn- thanks for the idea about an amazon registry! I'll do that today probably.

Also, I'll do a BRU registry after we find out the sex. It's more for getting MYSELF organized for what I will need!

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That is so nice of your work to give you a $100 gift card. There's a few people at work who have mentioned doing a baby shower for me here but I don't know. I do hate that it's around the holidays (it was the same for my daughter) because I know everyone is busy and money is tight. We had my daughters on November 11th in order to avoid the holiday rush.

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My work usually has a diaper and wipe shower for BTDT moms. Its at lunch and everyone just meets with their lunch, gives the mom-to-be diapers and then we have cake. Wonder if I will get one.

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"_Jessicah_" wrote:

I am thinking about just doing a diaper/wipes shower. Our immediate families are going to buy clothes and such anyways. It would be nice to get diapers/wipes because those come in more handy than clothes IMO. With my daughter we didn't buy diapers until she was 3 months old because we got so many boxes of them. I think the diapers help more than anything.

I totally agree, which is why I put in the comments at the bottom of my registry, "Please no clothes!" This way everyone sees it when they print out my registry on the very first page! Between what I'm buying weekly for baby and my girlfriend (who I gave ALL my boy clothes to years ago and thankfully she still has them and is giving them back!) I don't need any cloths... just stuff for my little man!

@ Carrie, generally someone does plan one for you, although in this day and age it's perfectly fine to throw one for yourself if no one steps up and offers to do it for you. My mom has always thrown mine, but I'm with her every step of the way as far as planning, intives, the theme, things like that. It's always been something the two of us do together, and it's always a lot of fun!

@ Angela, that gift card must be nice!!

I know that when my BFF had her second son, she included her baby resistry card in the invitiation, but asked everyone to bring a bag of diapers depending on the letter of their last name. So guests who's last name started with A-G brought newborn size, H-P brought size 1, and Q-Z brought size 2. This way she got a bag of diapers from everyone, and if they wanted to bring a gift as well they could... what do you guys think?

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Krystal I think that sounds good but consider the people that will be coming and make sure they have a variety of last names. I would hate to get tons of newborns but few size 2, I know you can return them but it is just a pain. I would recommend starting with size 1 anyway, we only went through 1 pack of newborn diapers with Nicholas.

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A friend of mine had a shower like you seem to be talking about and called it a "Sprinkle" instead of shower since it was their second child. Just a cute idea you might consider Smile

My friends want to have a shower in August when I am back home for my brothers wedding. It seems really early to me and I told them they would have to make sure people bought small stuff that can easily be packed and shipped because we are only taking one suitcase for DH and Me.

We are going to do cloth diapers. I didn't think of it until I read your posts but I guess I'll need to make sure people know that before I have a shower.