(Closed) Alright be honest- do you buy baby stuff before you are pregnant?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

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
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

No I don’t. I do pin tons of baby things though! For reference down the road. 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

 @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
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
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Bumble Beekeeper

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

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
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Blushing bee

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

@KatyElle: 

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!

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