(Closed) Wanting to buy all the baby stuff….

posted 3 years ago in TTC
Post # 16
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Helper bee

You’re not crazy! Baby stuff are adorable! Don’t go too wild with the purchases but a single item can’t hurt…  

Meanwhile when I was week 18 of pregnancy and saw great stuff on sale my husband didn’t let me buy anything cause “it’s too early to buy stuff” πŸ™ 

I’m currently 32 weeks along and we’re getting so many clothes and stuff that I’m glad we didn’t buy anything yet (only a couple of essentials I wanted us to have and knew we wouldn’t get). So I don’t recommend getting clothes unless it’s something very special because you’ll get plenty of regular onesies… 

Post # 17
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

NYE day I bought a onsie because I felt optimistic.  Last weekend I got my BFP.  I have not purchased anything since because I am so fearful that things could go wrong but I have started a private registry just to get an idea of what is out there. So to resist purchasing all things baby I am just browsing for now and researching.

Post # 18
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Buzzing Beekeeper

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NicoleLyn1218 :  not to be a debbie downer, but don’t do it. If it takes longer than you expect, or you have issues, all that baby stuff in the house will just make you sad. 

Post # 19
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I started buying diapers/wipes as soon as I found out I was pregnant with my son. It was super helpful because we had a huge stockpile when he arrived and didn’t have to buy diapers his first like year of life basically HA!

Because of that, I have a lot of his things saved for our next child (and 99% likely last baby). I also bought some things from my sister whos done having kids because I knew we’d be having another in a couple years. I also have a crib that I bought because it was on clearance and I got it for like $40!! It was a crazy deal that I couldn’t pass up, and if for some reason I didn’t get to use it, I would have no problem re-selling any of the items.

Post # 20
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professorplum :  hahaha oh gosh, same boat except I’m only nearing 31 weeks. DH (bless his heart) has resorted to putting the registry together himself because he knows I won’t be doing it. He also asks me everyday if he should pick up anything that I might need for the hospital bag. He understands that it’s my fear of something going wrong that holds me back (and not just me being a disinterested mother) but I still feel so bad.

Post # 23
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NicoleLyn1218 :  thank you! I love my little buttercup more than anything and can’t wait for him to join us and no fear will get in the way of that… it’s more the thought of having all this tangible stuff around if something were to go wrong and having to come home to it all. After we had to put my childhood kitty down, it was gut-wrenching to come home without her and have to put all her things away / throw them out. πŸ™ But postive thoughts, positive thoughts!! Nothing but positive thoughts! Anyway, good for you for being uber prepared would be my say! If you want to buy every single baby thing on earth right now, you go for it, girl! You’ll be the most prepared mama on the block πŸ˜‰

Post # 24
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Sugar bee

I’m 35 weeks and aside from a few more sleepers in various sizes, I think we have everything we need for now. 

I need to do my birth plan, that I’m seriously hesitating on. I don’t know why, I think it’s because it makes it much more real, and while I’m done being uncomfortable, I’m not ready to push this baby out. Labor is making me a tad (read:hugely) nervous. 

Oh, I do need to buy the accessory kit for my breast pump – I haven’t done that yet. I plan on breastfeeding but should be prepared just in case..

Post # 26
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Sugar bee

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NicoleLyn1218 :  We were lucky and given like 90% of everything we needed for our little dude. 

The only thing on the list that I reallly want but can’t find one I like for what I’m willing to spend is a rocking chair/glider. It’s really kind of depressing me. 

Otherwise, we’re pretty much there. I’m ready for him to be here now. He’s measuring 2 weeks ahead, and has no room left. Midwife did a scan and he’s wedged pretty tightly in there. I can watch his feet and hands moving around, and can tell the difference between his butt and his head, that’s how much he’s pushing against me. 

So, we’re being watched closely. So far he’s not stressed and my cervix hasn’t changed, but no one thinks we’re making it to the due date. Hopefully he stays in 20 more days and makes it to “full term” as far as paperwork and what not is concerned.

Me? I’m just ready to be able to be comfortable for more than 5 seconds and not pee every 2 minutes. 

And I really need to get my shit together on this birth plan. As it stands I’ve told my midwife team – “Get him out, is the plan.” But we’ll be a bit less … dramatic than that, or at least I’ll try. Ha!

Post # 27
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Busy Beekeeper
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NicoleLyn1218 :  We were TTC for about 8 months, and it took everything in my power not to buy baby things!  Now that I’m pregnant (almost 6 months along), I have a hard time buying ANYTHING.  I’m sure that I’ll feel differently after the baby shower…

Post # 28
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Bumble Beekeeper
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Nope I didn’t buy anything until we were pregnant with a keeper and we knew gender. Well I take that back, Black Friday was 3 days before our 20w ultrasound so I did buy both boy and girl clothing during the sale. Once we found out we were having a boy a few days later, I returned all the girl stuff.

I’m currently almost 27w and even still the only “big” items are a stroller (purchased for christmas by my parents) and a pack n play (purchased off my registry for a friend who won’t be in town for my shower). I’ve bought some clothes, because I’m picky abou those, but I am trying to sit on my hands and hold off until after my baby shower. 

Prior to this pregnancy we had two losses, so even after 12w when everything was still looking good I still couldn’t bring myself to buy anything. My suggestion is to hold off. It all sounds fun to buy it, but gosh forbid it doesn’t go the way you planned you’re staring at a bunch of baby stuff and it SUCKS.

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

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NicoleLyn1218 :  I bought little things here and there while we were TTC, like PP said, nothing big. But little books and clothes, absolutely! It’s whatever you feel comfortable doing. If you want to, go ahead! If not, wait. 

 

FWIW, it took us 13 months to conceive, and having baby things around the house didn’t destroy me… but I always knew one way or another we would have kids. It depends on your personality. 

Post # 30
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I am 12 weeks 5 days with a reassuring NT scan this morning and I still haven’t convinced myself to buy ANYTHING.  I bought a few loose tops to wear to hide the bloat over the last couple weeks, but they are not maternity tops.  My parents also brought us the cradle built for me before I was born, but that is because they are downsizing (they didn’t know I was pregnant at the time).  After 10 months, a scary infertility diagnosis, a failed round of IVF, and a surprise spontaneous conception I am afraid of jinxing anything.  My husband and I did buy our gorgeous Victorian house with 5 bedrooms (you know, the one in the good school district) about 2 weeks before we found out about my infertility and that felt like enough of a kick in the face to keep me from buying anything else.  

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