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    Question Baby Shower timing?

    My sister is planning on throwing us a big couples shower (Saturday evening bbq type thing, no games) and everyone from both sides of your family and all of our friends will be invited. She was thinking of late June but we just found out that my dad, stepmom and youngest sister will be in Africa on vacation for the entire month of June. So...the question is, do we have the shower in late May, it would have to be the 21st because the following weekend is memorial day, or July 9th (first weekend of July is out because of the 4th). I feel like May is too early and July is too late, I'm due on 8/4. But then...July is usually warmer and better for a bbq outdoor type of thing. But...will I feel like dressing up and looking pretty in July?
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    Oh yes you will. It will be even more exciting for you because you will be so close the due date. Personally I would do it in July. I had mine 3 wks before my edd with dd and it was fantastic! Everyone was edmiring my huuuuuuuuge belly and it was so real.

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    Boy June is always such a busy month! I too would go with July. You'd still have about a month before your due date and the weather will probably be nice. I want to say my shower was only 2-3 weeks before I had DD (I delivered at 38 weeks). It was fine!

    Sounds fun!

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    Totally July, May can still be all rainy out. How fun!!! Cant wait to hear all the details!!
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    yes i would say july too, it will be more exciting being close to the date, everyone can admire your huge bump.
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    I'd go with July, too!
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    My sister is planning mine (at the coolest/posh place) and I am so excited. She said she would tell me when it was about two days prior so I can at least plan an outfit.

    But I think my hubby slipped today and said my shower was in July.

    I'm only due a day after you...so why not
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    i agree with july....my schedule in june is crazy. i have a wedding to go to (that i'm actually a bridesmaid in...i'll be looking cute, i'm sure!), i have to work 2 weekends in june, i have my friends shower in june, and we're going away to the cape with friends in june....so my shower is going to be in july too. i had to give my cousin a list of 5 weekends from late may to end of june that i couldn't have my shower! picky me!
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    I vote for July too!!





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    Yup, my friend had her shower a month before the baby was due....so July it is! Plus you have better weather for BBq's like you said.

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