(Closed) Sister sent over ALL of her baby stuff… What if we have trouble TTC

posted 6 years ago in TTC
Post # 3
1430 posts
Bumble bee

I don’t believe in luck. Having baby stuff sitting in your garage and closet isn’t going to keep you from getting pregnant but I do think it was a little premature of your sister trying to hand over all her baby stuff. I wouldn’t have wanted anything like that until I was pregnant also. Is there some place you can store with without seeing it everyday and getting in the way? I am sure you will be happy once the time comes to have everything

Post # 4
1069 posts
Bumble bee

I agree that luck has nothing to do with it. I can see how it would make you feel a little uncomfortable but it won’t jinx you TTC. I also agree that I wouldn’t want that stuff in the house either, I would feel pressured and probably a little stressed.

I hope you get your positive soon!

Post # 5
7901 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

Your biology has no idea that there are baby items in the home. Your eggs have been ready to go since before you were born. Some onsies and toys aren’t going to change that.

Post # 6
3053 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Do you have an attic or basement or closet you can put it in? I think it might make the process a little more stressful than need be to have it but if you have it out of sight, it’ll be fine. Nice gesture on your sister’s part but yea, a bit premature

Post # 7
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would just put it out of sight & not worry about it. It’s not going to jinx you, though it might make you more anxious about the waiting if you can see it all the time. It does seem a bit premature on your sister’s part, but she was probably about to donate it, but didn’t want to totally get rid of it in case you have a baby soon. Although, it would’ve been nice for her to keep it at her house until you announced a pregnancy!

Post # 8
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I wouldn’t go spend my own money on things (but I also don’t think it would jinx things if I did).

I would just put the stuff your sister gave you in the attic or basement or something until you actually can use it.  Then you aren’t having to look at it.

Post # 9
510 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My sister is moving so I had to either accept the very kind gift of lots of baby stuff or let it go as she no longer has storage for it.  We put it in the loft! If you have nowhere at home you can put it out of sight, could you get some storage somewhere? (We’re not even starting to try until we are married in May!)

Post # 11
4272 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I do not believe in jinxes.

Post # 12
7647 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

Out of sight, out of mind. Store it away until you are ready. You won’t be jinxed!

Post # 13
3378 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

It’s no jinx, it just may be a little disheartening to look at if it takes awhile.  I agree with PPs, just store it out of sight somewhere – then once you do get PG, you’re lucky to have so much stuff ready to go!  I kind of have this same situation – my brother and his wife are giving us a bunch of baby stuff, but right now it’s being store in our parents’ basement.

Good luck and baby dust!

Post # 14
20 posts
  • Wedding: October 2009

I feel you. My parents are retired teachers so I have had a ton of boxes full of stuffed animals and childrens books hidden away in our basement for over a year now, well before we were TTC! Sometimes I imagine everything inside the boxes collecting dust, but it hasn’t really gotten me down yet!

Post # 16
9115 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Biology is a science and science doesn’t believe in luck. If it was luck based, it wouldn’t be a science.

So, no. I do not think it is unlucky. Box the stuff up and put it in the attic/garage/closet until you need it.

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