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post #41 of 144
I am kinda late on this- and my list is pretty short...

For baby:
knit a baby sweater
knit 2 more pairs of longies.
baby socks
baby hats

For me:
nursing tanks (3 glamour mom and 1 bavado)-

(commmentary- I have had both and love both. The advantage of the glamourmom is they come in long lengths- the advantage of the bavado is it is a cuter style- but honestly- I have had several and have absolutely worn them out with my last 2 babies- they are so worth the money!)

lanawool pads- I like the exstra ones- I accidently shrunk mine from DS2- so I would love to have 2 new sets. I do believe they save me a ton of money in disposible pads and also in discomfort with cold air- they keep your boobies nice and toasty- plus they are comfy even in the summer- I wore the 2 pairs for over a year straight!

flannel nursing pads as back up

new wool sweater for me to wear over my tanks.

tennis shoes- I usually wear cowboy boots- but when you are all unstable and whatnot- maybe not the best idea?

For the birth-
Fishy pool
birth kit
extra sheets
post #42 of 144
Mini Social has Under The Nile organics on sale, they have gowns and i really like the prices on the hats.

www.minisocial.com
post #43 of 144
Updated my list! I got a ton of stuff from a friend-booby tubes, moby, baby clothes. The kids had a blast going through it. This whole baby thing is starting to get more real.
post #44 of 144
I just bought the woolens & prefolds that I really wanted... I was going to wait... but I'm feeling really nesty (& exhausted... so this is my way of nesting without moving ) and I didn't spend any money (but 9$ on ice cream cones for the LO's) this weekend at the festival
so i'm allowed
post #45 of 144
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I'm feeling a little stressed out by my list... I thought, oh I don't need a whole lot but really.. um yeah.. I do. More than I was anticipating. I have very little in the way of clothes for this bean, if it's a boy... I'm royally screwed. Not sure I know anybody that had a little boy recently. *sigh* I can make do with my 22 prefold diapers, I guess... I hate being broke. I'm kind of hoping to get some birthday money of some sort... but feel doubtful about that. My family tends to ignore my birthday altogether and for some reason this year it's bothering me more than usual. (must stop dwelling) All will work itself out, it will.
post #46 of 144
It seems we're always broke when we're expecting a newbie. And, somehow, we always have what we need when the baby finally comes. I keep trying to remind myself that we don't need it all *now* - we still have time! Hopefully it'll all come together perfectly for all of us!
post #47 of 144
((((Nic)))) There have been so many times that we have had no money..barely enough to pay the rent.. I totally know how it feels.. Its scary and frustrating. Im sorry that you feel that way. things will get better

suggestions.. garage sales & thrift stores are amazing for used baby things.
put an add on craigslist or freecycle with the things you are looking for. even writing a list and manifesting these things into your life works amazingly well.



im still waiting on my bathtub. i sure miss bathing some days
post #48 of 144
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((((Nic)))) There have been so many times that we have had no money..barely enough to pay the rent.. I totally know how it feels.. Its scary and frustrating. Im sorry that you feel that way. things will get better
post #49 of 144
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((((Nic)))) There have been so many times that we have had no money..barely enough to pay the rent.. I totally know how it feels.. Its scary and frustrating. Im sorry that you feel that way. things will get better

suggestions.. garage sales & thrift stores are amazing for used baby things.
put an add on craigslist or freecycle with the things you are looking for. even writing a list and manifesting these things into your life works amazingly well.



im still waiting on my bathtub. i sure miss bathing some days
Totally.. sometimes it helps me just purge the emotions that build up. I feel better about it now that I got it out. It's silly to fret over something I can't control for too long. (really hoping hubby finds work SOON)

yes, garage sales and thrift stores. our freecycle sucks in this area... but I do check craigslist periodically. I usually find things when we don't have the money for them though. Isn't that frustrating? hehehe Perhaps, I need to time out when I look for the times that we do have money.
post #50 of 144
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Totally.. sometimes it helps me just purge the emotions that build up. I feel better about it now that I got it out. It's silly to fret over something I can't control for too long. (really hoping hubby finds work SOON)

yes, garage sales and thrift stores. our freecycle sucks in this area... but I do check craigslist periodically. I usually find things when we don't have the money for them though. Isn't that frustrating? hehehe Perhaps, I need to time out when I look for the times that we do have money.
ugh isnt that true! Ive seen the most amazing deals on CL when I couldnt have them!
post #51 of 144
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Oh! Quit procrastinating on my postpartum pad stash!! I've got a bunch of almost made pads and liners just waiting for me to quit putting them off.
You are making your own? I was planning to purchase, but I am learning how to sew and have already made a bunch of cloth wipes. Is it easy to make mama pads? I have tons of fabric scraps and would love to save the $$$. Any tips on getting started?
post #52 of 144
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I'm feeling a little stressed out by my list... I thought, oh I don't need a whole lot but really.. um yeah.. I do. More than I was anticipating. I have very little in the way of clothes for this bean, if it's a boy... I'm royally screwed. Not sure I know anybody that had a little boy recently. *sigh* I can make do with my 22 prefold diapers, I guess... I hate being broke. I'm kind of hoping to get some birthday money of some sort... but feel doubtful about that. My family tends to ignore my birthday altogether and for some reason this year it's bothering me more than usual. (must stop dwelling) All will work itself out, it will.


I am so here with you. I had thought about maybe having another baby when we were more financially stable. I have always been dirt poor during pregnancy and really wanted to experience what a planned, less stressful pregnancy would be like-all the baby stuff I could buy that I wanted! I had dreams about how great it would be. A glowing, happy pregnant lady not having to worry about how we are going to eat. But this was so sudden and unexpected, we are so broke (we had $2 for groceries for 2 weeks until our family brought us a bunch of food unexpectedly and just "because"), I can't afford any of the baby stuff on my "wants" list and I have been so stressed and depressed. This pregnancy is taking a lot out of me to adjust to because of these things. And I feel really bad because we have to sell our Phish tickets for next month to pay the midwife and everything. Money sucks. Seriously, nobody should have to face money issues-especially when pregnant.
post #53 of 144
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I am so here with you. I had thought about maybe having another baby when we were more financially stable. I have always been dirt poor during pregnancy and really wanted to experience what a planned, less stressful pregnancy would be like-all the baby stuff I could buy that I wanted! I had dreams about how great it would be. A glowing, happy pregnant lady not having to worry about how we are going to eat. But this was so sudden and unexpected, we are so broke (we had $2 for groceries for 2 weeks until our family brought us a bunch of food unexpectedly and just "because"), I can't afford any of the baby stuff on my "wants" list and I have been so stressed and depressed. This pregnancy is taking a lot out of me to adjust to because of these things. And I feel really bad because we have to sell our Phish tickets for next month to pay the midwife and everything. Money sucks. Seriously, nobody should have to face money issues-especially when pregnant.

Thanks for sharing I always seem to get pregnant when we can least afford it. When I got pregnant with my miscarriage we had lost all income... this time around at least we have income but it's not always enough though we make do. We really do. I know the $2 for groceries... we've been there more than I care to admit and the sad thing is I'm not irresponsible with my money, I don't live outside my means, we are actually pretty darn frugal but circumstances have knocked us around a bit. I know we'll bounce back... we always do, I just hope it's soon. I'm tired of stressing and worrying.
post #54 of 144
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I am so here with you. I had thought about maybe having another baby when we were more financially stable. I have always been dirt poor during pregnancy and really wanted to experience what a planned, less stressful pregnancy would be like-all the baby stuff I could buy that I wanted!
Me too.

I was in my last semester of nursing school when I got pregnant. My plan had been to get a job (which might take a while with the economy as it is, but that would have been ok without the added pregnancy financial stress), have health insurance and so on, catch up a bit financially, make a down payment on a house and have nice low housing payments, and after a year or two maybe think about getting pregnant again.

Now, I effectively have six months cut off of my job search, and without the option for taking a higher paying job a distance away as we'd been considering. We're in an unstable rent-to-own situation which will probably turn out ok (the people we're buying from are good people and want it to work out). We can make basic expenses on my husband's income and housemate's child support, but not much more. I have to deal with applying for medicaid in two states... and that's not even going to cover a homebirth. The local hospital birth situation looks like a bit of a nightmare, but I'm very hesitant about putting my family's long-term welfare in danger by spending a few thousand on a homebirth, and that's assuming that one of the two homebirth midwives still has space available. We probably won't end up buying anything for the baby that isn't an absolute essential, which is ok since we already had most of what we absolutely need or got them as hand-me-downs. But no fun stuff unless we make it or have it given to us.

It could be worse (it was worse with my last baby, and things have worked out ok so far), but it could certainly be better.

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It seems we're always broke when we're expecting a newbie. And, somehow, we always have what we need when the baby finally comes. I keep trying to remind myself that we don't need it all *now* - we still have time! Hopefully it'll all come together perfectly for all of us!
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suggestions.. garage sales & thrift stores are amazing for used baby things.
put an add on craigslist or freecycle with the things you are looking for. even writing a list and manifesting these things into your life works amazingly well.


That's how it's worked for us. We somehow end up with what we need to have. I actually have yet to buy clothing for my three year old, except for a few special items here and there.

I think half my goal in making my list here and the baby registry and so on is manifesting them, even though I technically don't believe in that
post #55 of 144
Hugs to moms making do with very little. We aren't destitute, but we have to be careful with our pennies and quite often have very little left at the end of the month. Part of the problem is that we live in a very expensive city - everything just seems to cost more here, and we live on an island, so you have to take a ferry in order to travel anywhere significant. Luckily, all our family live on the same island, so we don't have to leave very often.

We are having to save up for dh's parental leave - we are very lucky that he can take up to 6 months off at 75% of his pay (yay Canadian EI benefits!), but 75% of just barely enough means not enough, so we're putting away a little every month. Dh plans to take until the end of January off. Unfortunately, Christmas is right in the middle of his lesser pay time, so I plan to buy presents on Ebay and stash them away until December.

We're also very lucky that we have lots of relatives having babies, so I haven't had to buy any clothes for this one so far....lots of hand me downs. If we have a boy, we'll have to be creative, but we're set if it's a girl!
post #56 of 144
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It seems we're always broke when we're expecting a newbie. And, somehow, we always have what we need when the baby finally comes. I keep trying to remind myself that we don't need it all *now* - we still have time! Hopefully it'll all come together perfectly for all of us!
Wonderfully said Heather.
post #57 of 144
Bobbi-how awesome he can take leave! Dh has to use sick days so we still get paid. Definitely can't afford losing even a day's pay right before the holidays!
post #58 of 144

Canada rocks!

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Hugs to moms making do with very little. We aren't destitute, but we have to be careful with our pennies and quite often have very little left at the end of the month. Part of the problem is that we live in a very expensive city - everything just seems to cost more here, and we live on an island, so you have to take a ferry in order to travel anywhere significant. Luckily, all our family live on the same island, so we don't have to leave very often.

We are having to save up for dh's parental leave - we are very lucky that he can take up to 6 months off at 75% of his pay (yay Canadian EI benefits!),

!
We live in an expensive place too (Manhattan) and as U.S. private school teachers, we have no maternity or paternity leave. We're pinching pennies so I can take 4 months off and DH will use a week of sick days he's banked up. I have a new appreciation for my Parliamentary cousins in the North. Hurray Canada
post #59 of 144
Bump so this doesn't get totally buried Just updated my list to a precise level of detail, very satisfying.
post #60 of 144
oooh thanks, just reminded me to update my list

i went ahead and ordered the baby monitor from diapers.com yesterday...since they keep talking about phasing out their price matching and i had $60 worth of referral credits on there (yay,thats the first time ive done something like that-so happy)..I got them to price match the monitor to walmart, and used my credits. So basically got a $220 monitor for $124, with free shipping.
Spending $ on monitor just hurt so badly...its not cute, its not fuzzy...its not anything! LOL. But that's one item that gets used a lot in our family so had to do it.
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