1) register for baby stuff?
I waited till about a month before my shower, but I should have done it before Christmas, since my family got us lots of baby stuff. Some of it (like clothes) they are more than welcome to pick out on their own, but we also got a Diaper Genie we won’t use since we’re going with cloth.
2) have a baby shower?
Had mine around 32 weeks- it was the only weekend in either Feb. or March that worked for all 4 of the hostesses. It was a good time- I definitely looked pregnant, and I felt way better than I did, for example, just a few weeks later.
3) How far along were you when you told everyone?
Told immediate family around 8 weeks, and two supervisors at work around 10 weeks. Started opening up to a few more close friends around 13-14, but still not many. Plenty of friends that we see semi-regularly didn’t know till about 20 weeks.I told a few more work people around 24 weeks and after that it kinda spread and wasn’t a secret at work anymore. I’ve still never posted anything online about it, but DH did around maybe 33 weeks for the first time and got a bunch of “wow, congrats, we had no idea” messages.
4) When did you start working on the nursery?
HAHAHAH. Um, a little after 36 weeks? This weekend I’m 37w2d and we might…*might*…have the nursery 70% done by Sunday night. Thank goodness my mother is coming into town next week. She gets everyone’s butts in gear.
5) When did you start buying baby items like the crib, etc…?
We really didn’t buy anything on our own for a loooong time. We received a couple big gifts (like our glider) for Christmas, and then several more (carseat, bouncer, crib, crib mattress) for our shower at 32 weeks. Then I went nuts at about 36 weeks since I felt so far behind and my husband went and ordered like 20 things on Amazon (like a newborn first aid kit and a swing). I still haven’t ordered a dresser or changing table or the vinyl wall decals I want for over the crib.
Don’t be like us, though. We are lazy bums. 🙂