When did you start planning your nursery?

posted 1 year ago in Pregnancy
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Bee Keeper

We planned certain things for the nursery before we started TTC… such as- which room will it be?  What kind of theme or decor would we like to have?  Basic, general stuff like that.

As for actually starting the nursery, well that took MUCH longer!  Haha, I’m 29 weeks and it still isn’t even finished being painted yet.  So, we need to finish painting, then steam clean the carpet, then assemble our nursery furniture, THEN I can finally start washing & putting away the little things we’ve been collecting.  Also, people have been giving us stuff too, so we haven’t really spent all that much yet. 

Also, my mom & MIL have both been generous enough to offer to host baby showers for me, so we set up a registry for some of the bigger items in hopes that we will receive those or gift cards to put towards those instead of dropping loads of cash at once.

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Bee Keeper

Ha! My daughter just told us a week ago ( a minute after she found out), and she and I have been emailing pictures like crazy. They haven’t seen the Dr. yet, but after they go on Thursday, she wants to get started looking around for the bigger pieces too. We’re buying the crib for them and that will probably be the first thing they decide on.

She isn’t finding out the sex either, so any neutral ideas you’ve found?

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Buzzing bee

We are waiting until after our gender ultrasound on the 4th. But we’ve started buying gender neutral clothes and diapers to help cut down the cost a little. Compromising on the crib color means we dont need to buy a new dresser/changing table, or nightstand. So we’re looking at crib, possibly a glider, rug, paint and accents. We’re having a shower but not including those things on the list because I feel bad about some people spending that much money. 

My hubby is making me wait… I wanted to buy the crib last month. And start cleaning out the room too. But, not to be a debbie downer, we have a friend who went in for her 8 week ultrasound and everything was great… They started buying/borrowing & cleaning everything they would need for baby… Went in for 12 week ultrasound and miscarried. So we wanted to make sure that wouldn’t happen to us. Everywhere she looks its reminders of the baby. 

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Helper bee

I found out at the 20 week ultrasound that I was going to have a girl.  i still decided to go with the Winnie the pooh theme with light bright green walls.  I didn’t start to get around to the nursery until I was about 5.5 months pregnant.  I just finally got the energy and motivation to do it.  Plus I didn’t want to buy anything to go into the nursery until it was all painted and ready to go.

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Bumble bee

I’m only 15 weeks and I’ve started thinking about it.  (MIL already bought a crib and changing table, kinda bothers hubby and I since it’s still so early, plus this means she’s assuming she’s watching the baby when I go back to work – which she isn’t…) Anyway, I’ve just been looking for ideas – cribs, bedding, colors, etc online.  We won’t find out the sex for a couple weeks, after we know I’ll start to narrow down my ideas.

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Bee Keeper

@Mrs Hedgehog:  We are doing animals too!  He’s painting the walls like a meadow scene… so light blue on the walls & ceiling, two shades of green on the bottom foot or so of the wall like grass, and next he’s planning to paint a tree in the corner, and the treetop will cover part of the ceiling as well.  Then we’ll add in some fun animals- ducks, bunnies, Calvin & Hobbs, monkies, etc…

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Helper bee

I really didn’t have anything decided until I was about 30 weeks pregnant, bought crib and changing table in that time. I bought artwork but that arrived after my LO did. We painted when I was 38 weeks pregnant. By the next weekend, I had my LO.

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Busy bee

My husband and I aren’t even TTC until June or July, but we’re in the process of purchasing our first home, and we already know which room will be the nursery and what color we want to paint it. (We will be Team Green, so the room will gender neutral but still bright and fun.)

But that’s as far as we’ll go for now. I’d like to wait until we actually get pregnant and make it throught the first trimester before we really start making any other serious decisions. 

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Busy bee

@Mrs Hedgehog:  We started “planning” around 8-9 weeks, we picked a theme, etc. Deciding on which room wasn’t hard since there are only two bedrooms in our house. We picked up the crib at 14 weeks and the bedding set and sotrage just before Christmas. We plan to start painting and putting everything together in march, since I am due June 2. Right now everything is strewn haphazardly around the bedroom/nursery. I want the room mostly finished by May so we don’t have to worry if baby comes early. 

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Helper bee

I’m almost 25 weeks and we’re just getting started with painting this week. We ordered the crib and dresser after Chrstmas as it was on sale. I told DH that I don’t care when we do it, it just needs to be done before March. (I’m due early May.)

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Bumble bee

I was too superstitious to plan anything until the first tri was over. I’m 29 weeks now and things are finally kicking into high gear with the nursery.

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Busy bee

We decided early on, like before we started TTC, what the nursery would look like depending on the baby’s gender.  A girl will be Alice in Wonderland and a boy will be pirates.

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