My youngest cousin, who is 27 and married last September, is PG and the baby shower is next Saturday. I am debating about going. I have only been to one baby shower in the last 7 years. It was a coworker and the shower was at lunch, a drop-in, open house style. I gave money to another coworker who bought the gift. I only had to stop in, pick up some food, greet everyone, and leave.
This new invitation is for my youngest cousin. Her three other sisters have children. I went to baby showers for the oldest two, but we were in the midst of IF TX when the third one had her shower. I just couldn't go. I'm not sure if I can handle this yet. My mom offered to buy a gift and said she understood if I didn't want to go. I truly appreciate that. I'm leaning toward not going.
DH and I have actually been talking a bit about our CF life lately. Things people have said recently are bugging him. Our neighbor said something to him like, "Well, since you decided not to have kids . . ." DH was mad! He said, "How dare he make that assumption." He was also very bothered with a recent news story of a baby found in a dumpster. He doesn't say much, so we have talked about these incidents that have happened recently.
Anyway, that's what is happening in my CF world right now.