There is no reason why you should feel limited to only baby books at a baby shower. After all, parents are trying to build up the baby’s library. They want books that the child will enjoy for years to come. Consider gifting books that you loved as a child or books that are genuine literary classics.
Edd Dumbill says it's time for me to write a book. If you still work at O'Reilly you could do a book called Dave Winer in a Nutshell. I want to write a book. The reason to write a book is so that I can go on tour with the ideas. The system still caters to book authors, not bloggers. Really weird.