Post # 1
I feel like I don’t have much time and we still have so much to get. We are expecting our 4th and we didn’t have anything. We started getting a few things and are checking stuff off our list but it is a LONG list.
I am about 30 weeks, so have about 10 weeks to go. We cleaned out the office and organized the playroom into an all purpose room and now the office is ready as a nursery but still need to get a few things. We need a closet/wadrobe system in there (something small as the room is not that big). We don’t want to go overboard with decorating either. So as far as the actual nursery is concerned, it’s about 80% done. As for baby items, we still WANT to get:
Swing, rock and sleep ‘basinet’ for our room, travel system, diaper bag, exersaucer, baby carrier, diaper pail, hamper, monitor, baby care kit, DIAPERS and WIPES!!!, baby care essentials (cotton swabs, diaper cream, baby meds, etc), nursing pads, boppy pillow.
We have the pack and play, high chair, bouncy seat and activity playmat (we’re not getting a crib). Along with a few baby ‘toys’ that I found in the toyroom that belonged to my other kids. As well as a few baby type stuffed animals (all washed and sterilized for baby). And I have lots of clothes already and even 3 pairs of shoes. I got a bunch from dh’s cousin who just had a baby 5 months ago. And I found some clothes from my 3rd son and some blankets.
What are you missing and want to get? How ‘ready’ are you???
Post # 3
Oh forgot to mention that my mil did buy some clothes for baby too. And we got the baby bath with newbron sling. So we’re on our way…. just so antsy to get everything and be done.
Post # 4
@bridalprincess: I’m 30 weeks too! Definitely don’t feel “ready” at all and I agree I definitely am antsy to be done but we are still in the process of fixing up our house so the baby room will be the last thing on the list unfortunately. However, I did get the crib, changing table, light fixture and area rug. I need everything you mentioned and more. LOL. Since this is our first we have nothing. My shower is scheduled 5 weeks from now. HOPEFULLY, I get what I NEED and everything else I’m thinking of getting right after the shower. I can not believe that its a countdown now from 10 weeks!
Post # 5
Well, I’m not sure if I’m pregnant (we can always hope it’s week 2 or week 3 this month :D).
However, my brother’s baby is due in November – and I am basically going to be raising him (they both work; I work from home. Ergo, he’s my responsibility, it seems). Knowing that and knowing that I intended to have my own…I really have everything except for a crib.
Bassinet, tub, carseats, high chair, swing, bouncy seat, pack and play, breast pump, monitors, stroller, diaper bag, etc. All the clothes I’ll need. I bought it all over the course of several months. If I do have a baby, I don’t see the need for anything more than a “baby sprinkle” or a diaper shower – wipes, diapers, small toys, some small safety things (even though I have a lot of that too), bathing supplies, etc.
We’re closing on a house by the end of July. The nursery just needs a coat of paint and it’s good to go. So, I’ll be about 90% done with everything when we move in.
Post # 6
I’m also 30 weeks! I don’t feel prepared at all. We ordered the crib/dresser but it still hasn’t come in so I feel like I can’t really do anything to the baby’s room until we have those two things in there. I have my days…one day I feel like I’m totally ready and other days I feel like, OMG we have nothing!! Like @MrsQuickFox: , our shower is in 5 weeks also so I’m hoping we check off a bunch of items then. If not, then we might have some last minute scrambling to do before baby comes. I can’t even list all the things we still need but the main things I feel I’m missing are a monitor, and a second base for the car seat for DH’s car. I know I need a lot more stuff than that, but those are two things I’m really hoping we have before she comes
Post # 7
31 weeks here and we have almost everything except for a bathtub and extra crib/pack n play sheets.
However, we are waiting to close on our new home, which should be two weeks from today. As soon as we get settled, my mom, husband, and I are going to paint the baby’s nursery and then put everything together.
Post # 8
37 weeks and we are READY! Only thing I dont have is the breast pump which United Healthcare wont send until the baby is born.
Post # 9
I’m 20 weeks along so I’m behind you ladies since I’m only at the halfway point. So far I have a crib, dresser/change table, baby bjorn, stroller, exersaucer and a few clothing items.
I’m hoping to purchase 1 item each week (this week I’m looking at gliders) so that I will gradually get the nursery ready. I’m likely having my shower 5-6 wks before the due date so I’ll wait until after that time to purchase the remaining smaller items.
Post # 10
I’m 35 weeks and have mostly everything for our baby, but nothing set up/no nursery etc and definitely not organized, because we still have to figure out our living situation since our closing date for the house were building is being pushed back even later. Just a little stressed. :/
Post # 11
I’m only 24 weeks with baby #2 so we’re slowly getting what we already had for baby #1 from my sister who borrowed most of our stuff for her now 1 year old. I’ve started looking at the clothes we have to see what we have to add but other than that, I’m really relaxed about it.
Post # 12
I am 27 weeks 3 days and we JUST registered for stuff this week…so, basically we have almost nothing ready. I have accumulated a lot of baby clothes and we have a co-sleeper crib that we will use once he is born, but other than that, zilch, nada, nothing. I am feeling a LITTLE behind! Although, newborn babies really don’t need *that* much, so (heaven forbid) if baby were to be born this early a) we wouldn’t be taking him home from the hospital for a LONG time anyways so we would have plenty of time to go buy stuff and b) if he comes later and we still aren’t ready (my shower isn’t until August 4th, so going to try to not buy much until after that), all we would REALLY need is the carseat to bring him home with.
I’m a little stressed about it, but not that much. It would be easy enough to send someone out with a list of stuff to pick-up for us. We aren’t doing a nursery, though, so maybe that makes it seem like it doesn’t matter as much to me, but we still definitely have a ton of work to do before baby gets here.
Post # 13
I’m almost 28 weeks and we are ready but not at the same time. We haven’t had a shower yet so I’m being told to wait to see what we get, but for the most part we have the big things we need such as crib and dresser/changing table. MIL is buying our travel system. I recently bought a rocknroll rocker thing instead of a bassenet. I plan on breastfeeding and dont yet have a pump so I’ll need to get that and I’m sure we’ll get diapers and other stuff that we “need” at the shower.
We currently don’t have a nursery as we are looking for a house right now and staying with my parents but hopefully within the next month or two we’ll figure it all out.
Post # 14
I’m 34 weeks and yes, pretty much everything ready, crib, diapers, baby clothes, etc. Just clean up house and get overnight bag set.
Post # 15
I’m 36 weeks and his nursery is absolute chaos with recent purchases/shower gifts. I have stuff but am completely unprepared as far as bottles sterilized, ROOM for his stuff in the kitchen cupboards, everything cleaned, a place for his pack n play… *sigh*
Post # 16
Ok so glad I’m not the only one taking our sweet time LOL. We go shopping about every 2 weeks or so and get a few items. This week, not sure what we should get. We really want to order the travel system with the stroller and carseat off Amazon so that is next. Also the baby carrier and maybe the monitor and exersaucer, all from Amazon.
I am having a shower (or technically a sprinkle) because my friends and dh’s family refuse to NOT give me one. I figure I won’t buy any smaller items yet until after that. People here tend to gift mainly clothes and diapers and wipes. And since I didn’t want a shower in the first place, I asked my friend to please keep it small. Until then, dh and I are having fun shopping LOL. We thought we were done so we’re enjoying all the baby stuff one last time. Oh and gonna check out craigslist to see if they have anything I might want to get. GOOD LUCK LADIES.