Post # 1
I have not done this yet but my Etsy is FILLED with SUPER cute baby items that I want when I have a baby. Sometimes I just can’t help but think, should I buy it now and store it just in case the seller leaves? LOL. My best friend isn’t even married and has a whole box of cute stuff she finds on sale for her “future” baby. So, have any of you ladies bought anything? Share!
Post # 3
I have not and will not buy anything until I at least get the BFP. I have this crazy odd fear that it’d be hard to get pregnant and I just wouldnt want anything around until I know I’m having a baby.
Post # 4
I’ll admit I look at stuff, and have been severely tempted, but I’m keeping myself from buying. When I go visit my college in a couple months though, I might just buy some onesies for the future because I don’t know if I’ll be back. I’m a dork and I think onesies with my college’s name would be cute, haha.
Post # 5
No I don’t. I do pin tons of baby things though! For reference down the road.
Post # 6
We have… because they were on clearance… and so adorable!
My boyfriend used to be way into collecting Air Jordans so we got baby booties in bunches of different colors. I also got some baby jerseys to put on my stuffed animals. They can be worn later by our munchkins.
Post # 7
@Tswife4ever: Yes I did but nothing expensive it was usually things that were on sale. Moslty just onsies and a few clothing items
Post # 8
Nope I never did before muchkin was born. I have a friend who did this and is now stuck with a ton of baby clothes and probably will never have a child. I don’t see a point in purchasing stuff until you know you are pregnant.
Post # 9
We didn’t either. You never know what season of clothing you’re going to need in what size or what gender it’s going to be. You could very well end up with a bunch of useless stuff.
A good deal is only a good deal if you use the item. If you don’t, it’s just wasted money.
Post # 10
No, because if things didn’t work out it would just make me sad and upset. It just seems rushed and forced. For me it’s better just to wait. I didn’t buy one thing for the baby I’m currently pregnant with until I was 20 weeks along.
Post # 11
I didn’t and am now pregnant and I stil probably won’t until the first trimester is over. We ended up having a m/c last fall and anything I bought probably would have ended up in the trash. So thank god I held off. The only thing i did buy were books.
Post # 12
No I haven’t. It’s tempting though when you see little sleepers on clearance for really cheap. Although tempted, I too realize, what if I don’t have a (fill in the gender), or what if they won’t be in this size in (fill in the season). Also, I think it would kind of weird Darling Husband out. I do get why ladies do this though, but for me I think it’s exciting knowing the first baby clothes I’ll buy for my future little ones will be, well, when I’m expecting a baby. I don’t think I could hold out until after 20 weeks though, KatyElle, uffda that’d be tough! You better believe my pintrest is loaded with cute baby and new family pictures I want to somewhat replicate though, which is probably the same concept haha.
Post # 13
@NurseMarriedToAFarmer: I also didn’t TELL anyone until 20 weeks either!
In my personal experience and opinon, nothing is a sure thing so I figured best to not start moving forward with plans until I had a gender, a name and a clean bill of health. I think it was more about striking a comfortable balance between over zealous optimism and being way over cautious.
Post # 14
I haven’t and won’t – despite the wonderful baby things out there. There are a number of reasons for this. I know 100% that I won’t ever want IVF if we can’t have children naturally. I’m not against the follical stimulate medication (we call it clomid in the UK – but I’m sure the US call it something different) but I know that if we don’t concieve I won’t be going down the IVF route. Don’t get me wrong – I’ve been on contraception for the last 11 years, but I just know for the future it’s not something I want. SO buying baby things when a future baby isn’t gaurenteed feels like tempting fate.
Also… I want to be able to get super duper freaking excited and buy thousands of cute but unnecessary items when I am pregnant, because I know it will be more fun that way 🙂
However, these are my personal feelings that suit me, and don’t think it’s wrong for people to collect things for the future
Post # 15
I did.. Only a couple of things tho like cute baby socks, I’m a sucker for teeny tiny baby socks! And was glad I did because my daughter got to wear them 🙂
Post # 16
I commend you for being so strong! I just know I won’t be (;. I do however know too many girls who announced to the world (facebook and all) at around 8-10 weeks and then later mc. That’d be really tough and cause some serious awkwardness/heartbreak when people you aren’t close enough to know about the mc start asking ‘how are you feeling’ and saying things like ‘how’s your bump coming’. I think I’ll go crazy when I find out, but I do agree that it’s really smart to wait until at LEAST 12 weeks and preferably longer to make it public.
sorry for the momentary thread highjack!