Post # 1
Darling Husband and I were married in October. All of our family and friends figured that we will probably start trying for a family sometime this year but they don’t know that we have been trying since December. My sister is awesome and very caring but I think she is going to jinx us having a baby lol. Her kids, my niece and nephew are 1 and 3. For the past few months she has wanted me to come get all of the kid’s old things, so I finally picked them up yesterday. Basically I just need to add a baby and I’ll be good to go.
I’m just afraid that we won’t be able to conceive anytime soon and I’ll have to look at all of this baby stuff. Is anybody else in this situation? I don’t want to donate it or give it away because it’s all extremely nice stuff for both boys and girls.
I know that we haven’t been TTC for very long, but does anybody else think it’s bad luck to get baby stuff before you are pregnant?
Post # 3
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
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
- 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
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
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
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
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
I do not believe in jinxes.
Post # 12
Out of sight, out of mind. Store it away until you are ready. You won’t be jinxed!
Post # 13
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
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
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.