Did your SO's participate at your baby shower?

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Did your SO participate at the shower (games, gifting, etc)

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He didn't want to, but I made him.
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Did your SO's participate at your baby shower?

Postby Wishingandwaitingnomore! » Sun May 17, 2009 9:31 pm

My DH is dead set thinking that NO guys participate in baby shower games and other stuff. I can understand maybe not after the first child, but c'mon, the first child?!? This is to settle a debate between us. :lol:

So, did yours participate? Were they made to go or were they happy/excited to go?

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Postby butterflylr » Sun May 17, 2009 9:43 pm

We both agreed it's a girly thing. He actually went out shooting with his buddies that day.
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Postby countrymomma » Sun May 17, 2009 10:06 pm

I didnt vote because with DD I had 2 showers, both of which were girls only. So, NO DH didnt participate. With DS we had a couples shower so YES he did. I think it depends on the kind of shower you are having.
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Postby Nat » Mon May 18, 2009 4:48 am

LOL @ He didn't want to, but I made him :lol: i had to laugh picturing a pregnant lady with hands on hips yelling "You will do and you will like it coz its NORMAL!! :x "

I don't think we'll be having a baby shower with this one but i did with DD. It was all ladies but i didn't mind so much. Was still fun. I think if your DH does participate then thats awesome. And who knows if he lets himself go he may just enjoy himself.
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Postby J_blackrose » Mon May 18, 2009 5:42 am

No he didn't go but I made him have a Diaper BBQ with his buddies. basicly they get to e at an drink and do what men do. the Cover Charge. a pack of baby diapers. :D You have to make sure they know its baby diapers or some dork will bring depends.
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Postby Chrisandkarene » Mon May 18, 2009 5:52 am

originally dh was just going to have to participate in the pics and packing the gifts to go home because he was going to have to work that day but then he got the day off so he came and did everything. He could have been more involved with the gifts but he was kissing his mom's ass go fiugre..

I have one more baby shower June 13th and its for his family and Friends and he will be very involved with it. He has even hood winked his dad and friend into coming too under the idea that we will need help loading the loot..

If you want your DH there he should be there.. The games are optional in my opinion but once he sees how much fun everyone is having I think he will want to join.
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Postby nauticaboo » Mon May 18, 2009 5:55 am

Yes. I had a coed baby shower/BBQ, so there were lots of men there. Everyone participated in the games except for my Dad, LOL.
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Postby Kelly13 » Mon May 18, 2009 6:03 am

My DH wasn't here, but there is no way he would have wanted to go :lol: I've never been to a co-ed shower :dunno:
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Postby Liza24 » Mon May 18, 2009 6:40 am

My DH wants to go, and i think its fine :)
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Postby Loreneprego5 » Mon May 18, 2009 7:07 am

he hasn't no but if he wanted to I wouldn't mind. I have seen males participate in games etc......

for me though my baby shower with #1 and this baby were females only, the way I prefer...
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Postby stacey0513 » Mon May 18, 2009 7:48 am

My husband came and so did friends husbands and kids. The guys were pretty much the only ones that did the games and we had lots of food and just chilled. I told my husband that Tyler (my son that I was pregnant with) did not want to be the only boy at the shower so he had to go but he was ok with it to begin with! I think that a shower is to welcome the baby and hubby is part of the family and will be a part of his life and using the stuff we got so he should of been there. But that is just my opinion. The next one IF I have another shower I won't care either way if he is coming or not its up to him but I think this first one is special, its the baby that makes you a mommy and daddy!
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Postby k05003272 » Mon May 18, 2009 8:44 am

yes, he did. and THANK GOD he did! it was pouring that day, and the shower was being held at our house. there was 45 ppl in our tiny little home and he was there to help direct traffic. he cooked all the hamburgers and hotdogs, and he valet-parked everyone's cars across the street in the vacant parking lot in the rain. he was a Godsend! it wouldnt have happened without him.

i have a friend who just had her baby a few days ago, and her baby shower was co-ed as well. one of the games was FOR the guys, and it was who could chug beer out of a baby bottle the fastest. the funniest thing!

i definetly tihnk its ok to have your DH there, as long as he has his place.
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Postby Shannybaby » Mon May 18, 2009 9:00 am

We had a co-ed shower so hubby was definitely there. He participated in everything but he was more interested in the food and talking with the other guys, lol. but he had fun. I have only ever been to co-ed showers, I guess it is just more common around here. but for us it just made sense for DH to be there since it is our baby not just mine. It was way more fun with him there :)
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Postby mspretty » Mon May 18, 2009 10:05 am

Hi wishing, this is our first also and we will be having 2 showers a family co-ed which he will attend and another (surprise one) from my girlfriends that he will not be attending lOl! I am not supposed to know about the 2nd one LOl!
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Postby KatieJo3 » Mon May 18, 2009 10:19 am

Our larger shower was a "girly" shower that he didn't go to, but he and his dad came at the end and helped load up gifts. Our other shower was a couples shower and he was there for that.

I just went to a shower this weekend (well, more like dropped the gift off since DD was sick) and it was a couples thing.....but it was more like a family get-together than a shower if you KWIM.
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