Friendly Debates with the Danielles: Baby Showers for 2nd, 3rd, or More Children?

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Welcome to Week 28 of Friendly Debates With The Danielles!

Happenings of the Harper Household

Each Sunday evening Danielle from “We Don’t Have It All Together, But Together We Have It All” and I will host this awesome meme and we would love for you to link up and join us. There will be a question each week that will require you to think about how you feel about a certain topic and to decide where you stand regarding that topic, then of course share those thoughts!

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Please respect each others opinions. This means no bashing of other bloggers in comments on their posts. Kind words and genuine questions are encouraged. If you strongly disagree with someone else the place to address your view point is in a post on your own blog. If we find that you have blatantly disregarded this you will be removed from the linky.

TOPIC
Baby Showers For 2nd, 3rd, or More Babies: Yay or Nay? What do YOU say?

baby shower

Well I’m sure you can tell from the picture that my answer is yay!  In my opinion every baby deserves to be celebrated, but baby showers after the first one should be done tastefully.  I had originally thought we would only have a second baby shower if we were having the opposite gender because we would be in need of clothing and what not for the new baby, but then I realized that is silly.  My mom and sister really wanted to celebrate Sugar joining our family, as did I, and so instead we called it a sprinkle.  In fact here is what the shower invitations said:

Little babies are so much fun
Dustin and Danielle are having another one.
And although big sister {Dilly} has plenty to share
We’re having this “sprinkle” to show that we care.
Please join us for a sprinkle to celebrate
{Sugar} Harper.

baby shower2Instead of inviting practically everyone we know like we did for Dilly’s baby shower only those closest to our family were invited – a few close friends and immediate family.  Also since this was to just celebrate Sugar joining our family I did not expect gifts by any means, instead I just wanted my family and friends to gather, socialize, and have some cake.  Though I think everyone enjoys shopping for babies and boy oh boy did she receive a bunch of wonderful gifts.  Heck I know I spend too much when shopping for baby showers because it’s just so much fun shopping for itty bitty clothes, hehe.

Looking back I am so thankful to have that day that everyone came together to celebrate Sugar joining our family and wouldn’t change it for anything.  I see absolutely no problem with people having baby showers for each of their children – in fact I just attended my girl’s godmother’s baby shower for her second baby last week.  My sister already has asked if we are going to have a baby shower for Baby Girl and I would love to have a sprinkle to celebrate her joining our family as well, but again do it like we did for Sugar. 

I had to share this picture of my parents and me while pregnant with Sugar – see how excited everyone gets??  It doesn’t matter if it’s baby #1, #2, #3, or heck even #10!  Babies are a blessing and they each deserve a celebration.

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So what about you?  Did you have a baby shower for your 2nd child or do you plan to in the future? Leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts.  Or link up if you have a blog – the more the merrier!



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6 Responses to Friendly Debates with the Danielles: Baby Showers for 2nd, 3rd, or More Children?

  1. Kelsey Taylor says:

    I never had a baby shower for either of my kids.

  2. #1 – I LOVE your photos in this post, you’re so cute!! And #2 – I LOVE that saying, how adorable!

  3. Rebecca Fulcher says:

    I completely agree. While I don’t have anyone who I think would actually show up for a shower for the second and third baby’s of the same sex. I do think that every baby should have a party! We give our kids birthday parties every year when they don’t even need anything and no one thinks it’s strange, but I don’t understand why they don’t have parties for the new babies when a new mom absolutely needs thing for new baby even if it just diapers or food! I really wanted to have a party for my third child second son that was just where they bring food for the family to eat after the baby comes!

  4. Roxanne d. says:

    I definitely agree!! We borrowed so much for our first baby and lived far away from family, so we didn’t have much at all when we got preggers the second time around. I was so thankful that everyone was supportive of having another one… And we got everything we needed and more

  5. Jessica Hilton says:

    I love the saying on the invitations! I love the idea of celebrating each baby before they come into the world. I dont know if we will have one for our second child just because of how our families veiw this topic.

  6. Kari says:

    I think it is great to celebrate each and every baby. I love the idea of a “sprinkle” especially when the kids are close in age and/or the same gender- because it kind of sends the message that you don’t need the big things or a lot of clothes, but things like baby wipes, baby wash, etc that you have to reuse. But some new things for a new baby are fun and make the whole experience more special. Sometimes you do need more of a shower if you have a big age gap and didn’t hold on to the big things, or if you have a baby of a different gender, it’s nice to get some more gender appropriate clothing for them. one has to come to a party if they don’t want to- or have to give a gift. It’s still nice to get together with those who want to celebrate the new baby with you!

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