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Thoughts on having a baby shower for baby #2?

We just had our first son 9 months ago in March. I've heard of people only having baby showers if the next baby was a different gender but also of people having a shower for each baby. I don't know what to do or think as we just had a baby, and our next is another boy due in March after our sons 1st birthday. What do you ladies think?
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I say, don't do it. It's not worth the trouble.  
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If it's for the same gender then no. To me, it's tacky. If the baby was the opposite gender then yes. Just my opinion though.
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I think this ultimately depends on whether your friends would be upset that you're having a second baby shower, especially when you're having a second boy and so closer together in age. In all honesty, I would like to hope that all your friends would be pleased for you and would attend a baby shower, after all baby number 2 will be a different person to baby #1. You might not need everything but it would be nice for him to have some of his own clothes and he'll certainly need nappies (im English).
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Have a sip-n-see after the baby comes.  People will probably bring presents but it would be just as OK if they don't, and nobody will feel like you're angling for anything.  You can always register for one or two items (like a double stroller) without having a shower.
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11785013 tn?1436828289
See I was thinking the same, because they're both boys we can use literally everything because we still have it all. My friend it up to me and asked if I was going to have a shower and I was against it simply because I figured when I have a girl, that's a totally new ballgame with all of the different clothes in such. Thank you all ladies I'm glad we pretty much all think the same way!
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Each baby needs a celebration even if its small with just a few close friends and family. In my opinion any reason to celebrate is a good one. I am having a second boy and he is getting a shower and nobody seemed put out that I was having another one. They are just excited for us!
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I had two showers BUT my son is 4 1/2 and i am pregnant with a baby girl due in 34 days. Thats the only reason why i had another one. Honestly its a personal choice but given your kids are both close in age and both boys people may look at it like you have everything you need and may only need to buy different season clothes and a double stroller. If i were in your situation i'd reuse what i had and save the 2nd shower for if you down the line have a girl. Because thats when your gonna need a shower because you will have zero for a girl. Just my opinion
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If you feel that you will get more stuff then spending money on a babyshower then by all means have it. You can always use the extra help. Congrats ladies.
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I just had a baby girl in March and now am pregnant again with a boy due in April I am having another baby shower due to him being a boy this time personally I wouldn't have if it was another girl cuz I already have girl stuff but people do it. If u were just wanting to celebrate u having another baby maybe throw a diaper party instead but it's ultimately up to u
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