Baby shower? No thanks. I seriously did not want a baby shower. Call me crazy, but I felt uncomfortable asking people to buy me presents in this terrible economy, especially since most of my friends were from my old school, so the majority of them were jobless like me at the time. I didn’t want to impose or make anyone spend their money on me.
I also have a little social anxiety and don’t like being the center of attention or in a crowded area. Luckily I was bullied into submission and not really given a choice in the matter. As a friend pointed out, “Sarah this is not about you anymore, it’s all about Isaac now, so get over it.”
My friends had something called a sip n’ see for us which is apparently a baby shower after the baby is born. I had never heard of this before, and was told it was a “Southern thing,” like sweet tea and pig pickins. Isaac was the center of attention and got passed around all afternoon while I ate everything and relaxed — it was wonderful!
Later on I realized that people wanted to help out with baby gifts, as well as celebrate with us, and I felt silly about worrying so much about it at first. I felt blessed to have received so many nice and useful presents, as well as lots of good advice. Money and anxiety were non issues, and we all had a great time (: I highly recommend a sip n’ see!
By the way, this was the greatest cake ever made and I ate about half of it, no joke! Chocolate and I were on a break during my pregnancy, but now are happily back on and enjoying lots of time together.