But it's been 10 years since she and husband John Travolta welcomed home daughter Ella Bleu -- does that mean she deserves a baby shower?
I always wonder when it comes to big age gaps whether women are going to opt for shower number two.
A friend recently gave birth to boys -- twins no less -- almost five years after the birth of her daughter; and she declined the shower because she felt it wasn't fair to ask people to shell out for her again.
I thought she was being too humble and bought her a gift anyway!
Perhaps her humility played a role, but the fact that she was having not one but two kids this time and the fact that they were a different gender all helped.
I have been invited to that second shower where I declined -- the shower planned just two years after the first baby's birth. One that stands out particularly was for a couple whose first child was a gender surprise ... and whose second was a gender surprise. They should have had a house full of neutral greens and yellows already, including the present I purchased the first time around.
But a lot has changed since Kelly and John had Ella. Even if they have a girl, and even if Ella's baby goods are still hanging around the house, some of it should be thrown out anyway:
- Drop-side cribs are a no-no.
- BPA-free is the way to be.
- LATCH is now available on car seats (which experts say should be replaced every five to eight years anyway).
- More clothes are available in organic cottons and with scratch-free tags for baby's delicate skin.
How long is respectable amount of time before a mom-to-be deserves a second baby shower?