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#1 MerryClumsyXmas

Posted 11 September 2016 - 07:01 PM

I'm due late March / Very Early April and my friends have been asking about my shower (already).  I'm struggling to decide on a date/time frame for when it might be held.  I feel February is far too late.  December/January is super close to Christmas/NY.  I'm leaning towards late November/Early December.  Is that too soon?  I'll be 5 months.

#2 Lou-bags

Posted 11 September 2016 - 07:10 PM

Most baby showers I've attended, the mother-to-be has been in her third trimester.

I was 35 weeks for mine. Probably would have aimed for a touch sooner but it clashed with too many other important events that year to do that.

Personally, if I were you, I'd be aiming for early Feb (so when you'll be around 32-ish weeks). Late Jan at the earliest.

#3 Sparklearkle

Posted 11 September 2016 - 07:22 PM

I'd probably do late Jan.
Keep in mind that people are often quite busy late Nov/early Dec as there are a lot of parties happening towards the end of the year too.

#4 MerryClumsyXmas

Posted 11 September 2016 - 07:24 PM

Oh yeah.  Christmas parties.  Eff.

#5 Luci

Posted 11 September 2016 - 07:33 PM

The baby showers I have attended (including my own) were held when the mother to be was in her third trimester.  I would aim for around early Feb, which sounds like around 8 weeks before you are due.   Personally I don't think that is too late at all.


#6 alchetta

Posted 11 September 2016 - 07:39 PM

All the ones I've been to have been after 30 weeks.

#7 paddington_

Posted 11 September 2016 - 07:45 PM

All the ones I have been to the lady was around 34 weeks.

#8 smmaho

Posted 11 September 2016 - 07:46 PM

I had mine today and I am 34 weeks.

#9 IkeaAddict

Posted 11 September 2016 - 07:58 PM

35 weeks for mine

#10 Luci

Posted 11 September 2016 - 08:01 PM

View Postsmmaho, on 11 September 2016 - 07:46 PM, said:

I had mine today and I am 34 weeks.

Hope you had a great day!
Luci x

#11 JinksNewton

Posted 11 September 2016 - 08:10 PM

I think I was 37 weeks at mine! I didn't organise it though, I thought someone else usually throws the baby shower? In my case it was DS' godmother to be  (it was her baby present to me)

#12 Esseffaz

Posted 11 September 2016 - 08:25 PM

I had mine yesterday. I'm 36 weeks.

#13 just roses

Posted 11 September 2016 - 08:32 PM

I'd say February.

#14 just roses

Posted 11 September 2016 - 08:33 PM

View PostHandsOnNewton, on 11 September 2016 - 08:10 PM, said:

I think I was 37 weeks at mine! I didn't organise it though, I thought someone else usually throws the baby shower? In my case it was DS' godmother to be  (it was her baby present to me)

A friend offered to host one for me at her place.

#15 heatherbell89

Posted 12 September 2016 - 12:54 PM

Mine was booked for the Sunday when I was just over 37 weeks.....I had my baby on the Friday before it!

#16 Sair1983

Posted 12 September 2016 - 01:16 PM

I had mine at 35 weeks, baby was born the following week :)

#17 Jellybean5

Posted 15 September 2016 - 08:43 PM

Between 30-35 weeks would be a good time

#18 MerryClumsyXmas

Posted 22 October 2016 - 05:44 PM

I am having it in late January :)

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