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When is the best time to throw a shower/welcome home party?
Posted: 11 September 2009 06:42 PM   Ignore ]  
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You want to celebrate your child’s arrival, but you don’t want to overwhelm your newest family member—or yourself. When is the best time to throw a shower or welcome home party? Right away? Or a few days or weeks later once everyone is settled in?

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Posted: 19 October 2009 03:39 PM   Ignore ]  
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We followed our agency’s advice to spend two full weeks together as a nuclear family before introducing our baby to anyone else. It was a beautiful time for us and also create a very calm and relaxed environment for our baby. Our adoption was international and my son was escorted to the US so we met him at the airport. Foregoing the big scene was a very important decision for us. When comparing notes with other moms in our adoption group I found that, whether coincidental or not, our adjustment period went far more smoothly than the families who bought a big loud group to the airport.

After the two weeks we introduced him to a few friends nearby and then had a Welcome Baby Shower for a much larger group around the 4 week mark. At that point we had all have plenty of time to adjust and bond and the party was very enjoyable.

Posted: 23 October 2009 07:21 AM   Ignore ]  
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Our situation was unique in that we were in a hotel room out of state thanks to the ICPC for almost the first full month of our son’s life.  We made it home the day before he turned one month old. 

We never did have a baby shower, no one threw one for us.  If they had, it would have been nice to have one at about a month old or so (about the time we brought him home).

We did throw a “thank you bbq” for all the people in our lives who supported us and helped us through the adoption process.  We did it the first weekend of March, so he was a little over 3 months old.  It was a nice way to thank them for all they had done in helping us, and it was the first time some of them had met our son.

Posted: 23 October 2009 05:59 PM   Ignore ]  
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My friends/family had a “meet the baby” shower at my home when she was about 7 weeks old.  It was great- by then I knew my babies routine and we were both up to see a mass of people at once.

Posted: 02 March 2010 12:52 AM   Ignore ]  
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I got both my babies at birth straight from the hospital at 5#s thru foster/ adopt.  They were just 16 days apart….I was a bit disappointed that a shower was not planned for us.  Not to be sour grapes, but I have many supportive friends and many of which I had given baby/wedding showers.  I would have loved one just to welcome the babies and have the Mom experience.  I think it was because many of my foster babies left and were adopted by someone else, that they felt these babies would also leave.  In the system it took a couple of years, so for the adoption we had a big party and invited all our friends before and the new ones made along the way.  It was fun…but I still felt a bit sad not to have a shower…..but I have the bigger prize - my 2 darling daughters!  They are now 5 and I am on to birthday parties and playdates….life goes on!

Posted: 02 March 2010 01:03 AM   Ignore ]  
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Hmmm that is tricky.  Our situation was different.  We brought home a daughter from the hospital and thought everything was fine and after having her for a month we had to give her to the birth father who steped up.  Our family was already planning a shower at that point and everything had to be pulled back.  We brought home our son two weeks later (also from the hospital) and both of the baby showers that were thrown for us were once the papers were signed and when he was about a month old.  I would say just make sure that everyone is settled and the baby has had plenty of time to bond with the parents before doing any type of big gathering where other people will want to hold the baby.

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Posted: 11 June 2010 09:24 PM   Ignore ]  
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We are planning our “adoption party” for the week it’s finalized in the courts. In the meantime, invite people over to meet your new baby, because few will come empty handed.

Posted: 12 July 2018 09:35 AM   Ignore ]  
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Such parties can be held by the kog whatever you like. But it’s best right after the end of working days. I remember when I was teaching my eldest son what an adult life was, gave him a beer and even showed me an online casino. Open the site with grosvenor casino review and showed me how to win smile He thanked me. That’s the way to bring up children

 
 
 
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