Baby shower, Godh bharai in India is celebrated during pregnancy to welcome the unborn baby to the family and bless the mother-to-be with abundant joys of motherhood. These are the few reason why you should definitely consider celebrating it next time.
There are few things better than having all the people you love under one roof. How often do you get the opportunity to gather up all of your favourite people in one place?
Sure, you could go around seeing everybody individually, but you’re pregnant and tired. Why waste the energy? Just get everyone to come to you instead. A baby shower is the perfect way to catch up with all your favourites without having to put too much pressure on those swollen ankles of yours.
You have been heaving that baby around for months. You’ve battled against morning sickness, ligament pains and sore nipples. You’ve been falling asleep on the sofa at 7pm every night.
You deserve some fun. You deserve to be made a fuss of. You will not regret having a party in your honour. You will be pampered, treated and celebrated all day long and you will go home feeling ah-mazing.
This isn’t just about you, there is a whole gaggle of people who are just desperate to welcome your baby into the world. These friends and family members who are important to you will want to be just as important to your baby.
Give them a head start by letting them get in on the celebrations early. Seeing the love and excitement your friends and family already feel for your unborn child will make your heart swell. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to celebrate that.
Once that baby arrives, you won’t want advice from anyone. Seriously, not a peep. Right now, however, you’re probably happy to have all the help you can get.
A baby shower is like a gathering of mothers. They’ll tell you everything you want to know about birth, babies and beyond. You can get top tips right from the parenting trenches. And, you can let everyone know that this is their one window of opportunity to impart advice because once you’re in the motherhood club, you won’t be accepting words of wisdom from anybody.
This one might not be for you, but if it is, you definitely need a baby shower. Birth affirmations are short phrases you can read and repeat during labour. Things like ‘your body knows what it’s doing’ and ‘you can do this’. They are a tool some women use to help them stay positive during labour.
You can ask your friends and family members to write some for you at the shower, this way you’ll have a decent selection of affirmations ready for the birth.
It’s not easy to get good pregnancy photos. You’ve probably spent most of the pregnancy eating ice-cream whilst wearing yoga pants and crying because your skin is stretching. That’s not exactly photoshoot material.
At the shower, you’ll be wearing a nice dress and will have spent some time getting ready. You’ll also be surrounded by loved ones with cameras, so you’re bound to get a few snaps to remember your bump by.
If you’re not a present kind of lady, you can have a strict no-present rule. If you’re more into token gestures, you can ask guests to bring a copy of their favourite childhood book for the baby’s nursery. If you love presents, get all the presents. Simple as that.