I can't believe I did this!

posted 2 years ago in Married Life
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  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I don’t have enough information to confirm if you’re crazy or not 🙂

    I will say, I never purchased anything wedding before we were engaged and I haven’t purchased anything baby related and probably won’t until I’m 12 weeks pregnant or more.  Too worried about having it be a sad reminder of what we DON’T have yet.  

    Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    sequinlove:  The only thing I’ve bought was an adorable little knit baby hat that I plan to give to my husband when we conceive (we are trying now, but I bought it, like, over a year ago).  Otherwise, I’ve been tempted, but I’ve always resisted buying baby stuff because I feel like it will be hard to have that stuff around if it takes us awhile to get pregnant.  I don’t need stuff around that will just make me sad.

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee

    Before we were engaged, my mom bought me a “Plan your wedding” book. I guess she knew it would happen for us one day! It was a bargain at regular $30 for $3.

    Other than that, I haven’t really bought anything myself prematurely…. yet. We can’t TTC for another year or so, so who knows what will happen! But I don’t think you’re crazy!!

    Post # 5
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m pretty much the worst for this. I’m really into garage sales and such so I will buy some books, toys or the occasional piece of neutral clothing.  if it does take a while I’m aware that it could upset me but I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. I’ve also bought a few superhero onesies at walmart when on clearance. But for now it sort of calms me down and keeps me hopeful and excited for the future. 

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Haha no I wouldn’t do it! I didn’t buy anything wedding until we were engaged and haven’t bought anything baby. I would be so embarrassed if someone caught me!

    Post # 7
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    The only ‘baby’ stuff I have bought for myself is a onesie and pregnancy book to give to my DH when I get my BFP.  However, I do buy children’s books, that a suposed to be for my future classroom (I’m almost finished with my teaching degree), that I can easily put into the pile of stuff for my LO when the time comes. Other than that, I try to avoid buying baby things. 

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    As long as you dont buy tons of stuff I think you are okay.  I actually bought my wedding shoes before we were engaged – but I didnt tell anyone.  But I havent bought anything baby related.  We bought some childrens books a while back – but those were more for reminiscing purposes.  I see adorable baby stuff all the time – but im too scared to buy anything.  Fear of never being able to use the items for our own kids

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2008 - Toronto, ON

    I personally haven’t but I have a friend who has bought both boys and girls baby clothes for her future children. What if she doesn’t have a boy and a girl? LOL I should also add she showed all her friends on Facebook and this was 2 years ago and she still doesn’t have any children.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  MRS-K.
    Post # 10
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    You aren’t crazy! My husband and I went to Germany to visit family and I bought a Mercedes pacifier just because it was adorable… We are TTC, but I am not pregnant yet. 

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Forest and Ball Room

    I ALWAYS buy baby stuff. Not for future kids, but if it is adorable I buy it and stash it away for a baby shower that I may be invited to. I like to plan ahead when it comes to life events. Christmas is almost paid for by July and birthday party themes for the kids are picked out pretty much a year in advance. I have weekend plans planned months in advanced…and it drives my FI nuts. I am crazy though. Almost mad if you will. 🙂 Its amazing, nothing in my life is really organized. However, party planning and “dates” have binders with dividers and I remind my FFIL about his wife, sister and mother’s birthday. 

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    A few years back, my friend found out she was having a baby girl and I bought some things for her. Well,at the next ultrasound, “she” had a penis, lol. I kept the things because as a college student with no car, it would have been a pain in the ass to return them. So, long story short, I have some baby stuff somewhere in my closet. I plan to donate if it’s never used though.

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    sequinlove:  LOL.  I’ve almost done it!  I came across a newborn onesie on the internet that was for my football team and since Mr. S and I cheer for opposing teams, football items are a big thing in this house.  Plus, the onesie said something like “I cheer so hard for Seattle that I poop myself.”  And I died.  I actually grabbed the iPad, ran down the hall, burst into the bathroom, and shooved it into Mr. S’s face as he’s getting out of the shower going “Can I get this?! Can I get this?!  I know we won’t need it for a while but OH MY GAWD! CAN I GET THIS?!”  And as I’m freaking out and Mr. S is staring at me like I’m crazy, it clicks what I’m doing so I run back OUT of the bathroom and down the hall going “Nevermind…. I was kidding?!”

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1987

    Warning: you don’t get a baby…….you get a person and by that I mean a unique person.  

    I think that someone buying a baby rattle before being married or even TTC is not grasping this fact.  

    Also check the rattle has had all the safety testing – it should say something about this on the rattle or its presentation box.  If not then throw the rattle away immediately.

     

    Post # 15
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    This is why I love pinterest. I have several boards about baby/pregnancy stuff that I can hide from the world until we actually get pregnant.  Thought I have been VERY tempted by a few super cute things.

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