This afternoon I'm headed to a baby shower. My weekends have transitioned from wedding plans to baby shower/baby birthday plans. For this one, I had to chose between a shower and another friend's 1st baby birthday party. I chose the shower. I tend to be early for events in life yet I am a huge procrastinator. I waited until yesterday to get my baby shower gift. Now, being a baby-less woman, I am extremely grateful for the baby registry. I headed to Babies R' Us to pick up a registry gift. I printed to the registry and it became apparent to me very quickly that I should've done this earlier. A majority of the gifts were already purchased, and many of the others I wanted to get were not in stock. My anxiety went through the roof as I paced the aisles of Babies R' Us completely overwhelmed by all the foreign objects. I feel my body become warmer and warmer, and I feel the dizziness sinking in. I stop, sit, and convince myself to chill the heck out. As I sit, an employee asks to assist me and I let her.
I end up with swaddle blankets (which I am satisfied with) and a rectal thermometer.
Now, I am not very close with the friend whose shower this is, but I really, really like her. I am worried out of my mind about this baby shower. 1.) Will the rectal thermometer gift imply that I don't like her as much as I do? 2.) I really hope she doesn't say rectal when she opens the gift. I dread that moment at showers when my gift gets opened and everyone is watching. Even if I am with a group of people I am extremely familiar and close with, my anxiety is through the roof.
I decide to head to a baby boutique to pick up one more gift. The baby is a girl and I figure a little outfit will hopefully mask the rectal thermometer. Now I realize if this thermometer is causing me so much anxiety, maybe I should just not give it to her. Then I keep thinking if it was on her registry, I shouldn't worry, but I can't help myself.
Here goes nothing! Fingers crossed rectal won't be mentioned.