Definitely. Flowers and a heartfelt thank you are in order.
I don't think a gift is expected.
AMA mom - what is that?
Advanced maternal age - guessing you had your last DC before the age of 35 which is considered the threshold for Advanced Maternal Age in the United States. It's marked on your OB's file for you.
I had 10 hostesses for my baby shower - long story - I sent each of them one of those mini-trays from Hermes. It's a lot of work and there is much less appetite for it if you're an AMA mom! I was v grateful to them, it was magical. Note that a friend held a Sip-n-See for my next DC and I bought all the cakes for it.
And by the way, that added feature of this site has the benefit of showing how there were clearly so many trolls on UB and that any advice you got on there in terms of trying to see whether a lot of people felt a certain way, was not reliable at all.
As one example, you can tell from this site that people are pretty uniformly unhappy with remote learning and that it's not working, especially with young kids. On UB, there would have been a few people who are invested in that decision who would have posted repeatedly as different posters for the purpose of muddying that narrative because they are invested in their remote learning decisions. I'm glad that is not possible here.
@anonymous I agree that I'm glad this site makes it easier to see how many discrete posters are really posting in support of a particular position--but what it's also made me realize is that there may not have been "so many" trolls on UB at all. It felt like UB was overrun with them, but it may actually have just been a handful of unhappy women posting over and over and over again, and we would never have known.
Given how upset this poster and a couple of others have got about not being able to pretend to be multiple people, it is at least plausible that that was their MO back on the old site... Maybe even acting as both sides of a conflict in order to stir up "drama", like the post that started this thread.
@a nonymous True. There was one person who started a post here with ten replies (all by her) about Spence. It is bizarre. Who knows how many people there are like that.
I sent flowers the next day to the organizers.
Yes. My cousin hosted and my aunt helped. I sent each a $75-$100 gift card (I cannot remember now) to a favorite restaurant.
Apparently not. I've thrown several and never received a gift.
Did you get a thank you card or anything?