A baby shower is a great chance to get people together and catch up with family and friends before your little one arrives.
And whether you’ve had one before or you’re planning on one in the future, there are a few things you can be sure will happen on the day:
1. You will cry
You are hormonal and tired so let those tears fall!
2. Your guests will cry
Once you start blubbering, you are guaranteed to have at least one guest follow! At least you can use your hormones as an excuse!
3. Someone will give you something rude
Whether it’s a vagina straw or a baby being born out of a cake, you just know someone is going to give you something rude... *cue awkward side eye at your mum or elderly relatives!
4. Someone will get drunk
If you supply alcohol you just know someone is going to have one too many! Stick with the non-alcoholic drinks, otherwise you’ll end up with a mess on your hands!
5. You will get two of the same gifts
Opening your gifts in front of everyone you will no doubt discover that two people gave you the same gift! There will then be awkward arguing as they try to get their receipt to you first and you figure out whose present you’re going to take back!
6. You will get tired, really easily
Standing around chatting about how you are feeling, your impending arrival and your lady parts can be exhausting. Absolutely exhausting.
7. People will place bets on when you will give birth
This is probably one of the most fun parts about a baby shower! You might want to get in on this - sure you have an upper hand here!
8. Someone will recall their own horrific birth in detail
There is always one person who, whether intentionally or not, scares the daylights out of you about giving birth. Block your ears when you see them approach!
9. There will be plenty of good advice and plenty of not-so-good advice
Everyone will want to share their wisdom with you so expect plenty of advice, some of which you should probably just listen with one ear and allow it to go out the other!
10. At least one person will try to rub your belly
You’re no doubt well used to this by now, but that doesn’t make someone rubbing your belly any less uncomfortable! Carry a plate of cake in front of you for the whole day – nobody will come between a pregnant woman and her cake, trust us!