(Closed) Buying baby stuff before you're preggo – would you?

posted 7 years ago in TTC
Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

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@artichokey:  haha, that’s what everyone says! But I don’t think I could get rid of my stuff… it’s all some of the cutest stuff we sell, and we’ve already sold out of most of it. 

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

nope

Post # 34
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

No way! For me, it’s like tempting fate. 

Post # 35
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I wouldn’t… It would be just that much harder if you find out it isn’t easy for you to conceive. Maybe just start a savings account specifically for that?

Post # 36
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Bumble bee

I wouldn’t personally… I’ve always had this silly dream that when I am married and pregnant, that I will surprise my fi (then husband) with a wrapped gift box one night that will have a little onesie in it that says something silly like “I have the best dad ever.”

I am five years away from even trying to conceive.. But I love thinking about it! Such lucky bee’s that get to be TTC right now!!!!!

Post # 37
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I’m probably the odd one out, but can hopefully lend some insight from the “worst case scenario” side. I am a big bargain hunter and have been stockpiling baby goodies for a couple years now. I tend to have expensive taste and if there’s something good quality on sale I’ll snap it up. We’ve got clothing items newborn to 24 months, a couple blankets, some glass bottles etc.  All gender neutral since I am not a fan of gendered items.

DH and I started TTC over a year ago. When we had no luck, we had tests run and it turns out we are dealing with severe male factor infertility and diminished ovarian reserve, basically an instant recipe for IVF. I started running out of eggs WELL before we started TTC, was probably not born with enough to begin with, and the baby items had nothing to do with that. DH has never correctly made sperm, may never correctly make sperm and we may have to use a donor or adopt. Again, the baby items had nothing to do with his sperm production.  This is how we were born, buying or not buying things has nothing to do with it lol.

We have our items stored in pretty visible storage containers, I see them every day. They do not bother me AT ALL. It’s not that I’m not emotional about this process, it’s been incredibly heart breaking to hear that we may never have biological children, DH and I are both devastated and are in the process of getting DH a biopsy to see if he is capable of making any viable sperm. I am in the worst category for egg quantity. IVF is going to run us tens of thousands of dollars, especially if we need a donor, but we have been saving for an emergency just like this and one way or another we will have kids. In fact, the other day I saw some insanely adorable sleepers at 60% off and grabbed a couple. After all, twins are so much more common with IVF!

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@AbBeeRoad:  dont know if it;s bad luck but I have 

– hockey stick (it;s strawberry shortcake! and Fiance loves hocley)

– 3-4 outfits

In my defense, ALL of these started as gifts for other people’s babies but I never gave them to them in time or became obsessed with them and kept them (as is the case for 1 outfit) so now they’re for my future baby. 

Post # 39
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

@AbBeeRoad:  I didn’t buy anything more than a onesie during my first trimester. I didn’t want anything around if something bad happened. I think buying these things now is def putting the cart before the horse & I know if I struggled or had a loss Ibwould hate having that stuff around- even if it is out of sight, it may not be out of mind. There is always deals for baby stuff- I say wait. 

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’ve got a nice little stash of baby stuff I’ve been collecting for a while, we have only had one ttc cycle so far. I was doing it as a way to kerb my baby fever and kee. Me grounded- it worked. If you’re 100% about cloth diapering I say you do it! Lol

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I wouldn’t, but then I’m 19 weeks pregnant and still not bought anything for the baby! Waiting for 20 week scan.

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I bought a stroller from my sister’s friend. It was such a good deal that I couldn’t not do it. It is a city select baby jogger which retails for $650+ and she had only used it for a few months when her daughter was 3. I bought it and the attachments she had purchased separately for $400 total.  It can sit in my garage for as long as it takes me to get pregnant!  🙂  

 

Post # 43
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Sugar bee

@AbBeeRoad:  when DD was 6 months ok I bought her this little letter (te first initial of her name) for her room. I always hoped to have another girl so I bought one (in my pre picked girl name first initial) just in case (:

ps- I’m pregnant now

Post # 44
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’ve been tempted to do-so, but I could never go through with it. As a matter of fact, I am about 5w along, currently (found out on Monday), and still won’t be purchasing anything for quite a while… I want to be in the clear, first.

Post # 45
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@Soon2BD-CBee: Agree!

Post # 46
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Sugar bee

I don’t believe in jinxes and all that. I have a Star Wars onesie (DH is a huge fan) stored away for when I get pregnant. I will wrap it up with the pregnancy test and give it to DH to tell him. 

 

If I ever see a huge deal on something I really want that I don’t think I’ll be able to still get when we start TTCing in a few months, I’d buy it.

 

As a PP said, if I can’t get pregnant or I have a miscarriage, it won’t be because I purchased items early. And I will be devastated no matter what. I can always donate the items or pass them along to a friend if I need to.

 

So I say go for it and get the cloth diaper deal 🙂

 

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