I didn't read her comment that way at all (although I could be wrong!). I thought she was saying that because she couldn't bring the baby, she would reply that she would be there but it would depend on the nursing because you would obviously leave for the shower right after a feeding to have the most possible time before needing to be home again. And then I think she was implying that the hostess might then realize (or say) that nursing babies are okay, because she simply might not have been thinking about them when she made the no kids rule.
Anyway, that was my take on it. :shrug:
And I can't seem to figure out how to quote something else after I've already started writing, but to what Carrie said, you are right. I was reading Danifo's post as being one continuous thought but it being two paragraphs does make an intention for the second sentence being a separate thought. I stand corrected.
I also agree about the "tricks" to calm a baby. My husband and I calm the kids different and his tricks don't work me. At first I thought it was related to me nursing but now they are done, his tricks still don't work.
He does use his own tricks. Its actually kind of odd that Trent is so attached to me. He is the first of our babies that DH has always been able to put to sleep from the start. In fact there are many nights that T wont nurse to sleep, so I give him to DH and he bounces him to sleep. He also loves to play on the floor with Daddy, but through it all he orients to me and gets really upset if I go away for too long. He rarely even wants to nurse when I get back, just be held.
Most I have been to have had other kids, since I had DS if he can't go somewhere I am highly unlikely to go as I don't have anyone to watch him, hubby works in hospitality so isn't ho,e much and my Mum lives an hour and a half away, works two jobs for part of the year, so yeah no baby sitting options.