Did anyone start buying baby stuff before even getting BFP?

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 16
6254 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I would be too worried that we would have trouble TTC.  It took me awhile to decide to buy a onesie to announce a future BFP to Darling Husband, I couldn’t imagine buying more.

We will be painting our guest bedroom/future nursery if we don’t get a BFP by the first of April, but we want to repaint it no matter what – and we’re just painting it a neutral light gray.

Post # 17
2041 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Yikes no way. I am 5.5 months right now and still have barely bought anything….

Post # 19
1387 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I bought a diaper bag and some muslin blankets before we even started trying. My best friend also bought a ton of stuff – our babies are 2.5 weeks apart. 

When I got my bfp I went wild and bought a lot of gender neautral items. We also announced at 9w that I was pregnant to friends and on social media.

Post # 20
134 posts
Blushing bee

No, I won’t again. Primarily because I don’t know how long it will take, and its hard to see baby stuff if something goes wrong. I do have a stroller/carseat that I bought because I couldn’t resist black Friday, and I had a mc a few weeks later. My husband moved it into a trailer behind our house because neither one of us wanted to see it. I may buy some small things one day that are easy to pack away in a closet and forget about until I need it. I personally wouldn’t want to have a whole room of baby stuff though. I’ll most likely wait until mid-second trimester next time. Just me though!

Post # 21
96 posts
Worker bee

I bought my first baby item when I got to the third trimester. On the other hand, I know someone who has been collecting stuff for her future children for probably the last 10 years and she’s still single. Personally, I don’t like a lot of clutter and it was challenging to find places for all my baby stuff. 

Post # 22
911 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2014 - Nazareth Hall

zoey0317 :  So I have a onesie I want to use to tell Darling Husband when I get my positive and a baby bag. I know I want to cloth diaper and since those can be kind of expensive, I thought about buying 1 per month with coupons and at the rate I’m going (10 months ttc with no luck) I should have a good stash by the time we finally conceive lol. 


But really, some days are harder than others. I think I got the baby bag like 2 months into this journey and had I known it would take this long, I don’t think I would’ve gotten it. It was from my favorite designer and it was on a good sale though so I couldn’t resist. I just wish I could use it though and it wasn’t sitting in my closet reminding me daily that I am not pregnant

Post # 23
1600 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

were on our 9th cycle and I have definitely bought stuff. Most of the stuff we have picked up while we were travelling, or they are things I ordered in preparation for a pregnancy announcement (to dh and family) which obviously hasnt happened yet. I think im up to a few pacificers (bought at a football game for dhs favourite team) 5-6 onesies, 2 pairs of moccasins, some books, and a tree ornament. With that being said we also refer to our spare room as the future nursery and just finished redoing it. I know some people are supersticious and would not do this, but im not.. and dont believe it will jinx us per sae. As for it making me sad… well i stumbled upon this social media post where this girl discussed her fertility journey, and explained how she had a baby hope chest where she allowed herself to purchase one baby thing a month, every time they were unsuccessful. She explained that this collection of baby items reminded her each time she felt sad that she WILL have a baby. Although it may take awhile… at the end of the road, she will have a baby and will be able to use the things her in hope chest. I really liked thta mindset and it has helped me too… I feel good when i purchase one thing here and there because its affirmation that I WILL have a baby… just not sure when 🙂

Post # 25
1105 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

zoey0317 :  Yes, I saw the bob revolution on clearance at target and purchased it. Come to find out I need IVF and wont be pregnant for another 6mo at the earliest, so I’ve stopped for now but yeah.. huge purchase. Lol

Post # 27
1368 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Well I just bought a car seat last week. But that’s cause it was only $22 shipped. Pretty sure they screwed up the price on Walmart’s website cause the same car seat on amazon was I think around $150. 

Post # 28
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Sorry for the bummer story…I got a BFP unexpectedly in December and bought a onesie and matching toddler shirt for my nephew to announce with. Unfortunately I miscarrried before my items even shipped, and when they arrived a few weeks later it was just a reminder of sadness. We’re TTC again now, but I don’t think I’ll buy anything until I’ll a little farther along. I don’t think it’s jinxed, just even more disappointing if things don’t go as anticipated. 

Post # 29
1365 posts
Bumble bee

We’re 5+ months TTC with no BFP. My parents know we’re TTC and mom has been so excited working on baby quilts, etc. I don’t have the heart to tell her not to work on them, but it kills me every time she shows me her progress and mentions her grandchild when we are struggling to conceive. I won’t buy anything prior to getting a BFP and even then I’ll probably wait a good long while to purchase anything. To each her own, but I couldn’t take the reminder of what I hoped I’d have by now. 

Post # 30
1220 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

No. We took ages and fertility treatment to conceive and it was depressing enough for me to see baby stuff in shops and all my friends getting pregnant. My home was the one baby free place I could guarantee. Even if I’d put stuff in a cupboard, I’d still have known it was there.

for the first 3 months of my pregnancy I didn’t even allow myself to look at cute stuff, and now at 20 weeks, we still haven’t bought anything!

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