I am pregnant with my first, but I have been a minimalist all my life. My family moved around SO much growing up and often with no notice... so I learned which stuffed animal was my favourite quickly. (;
For the past few years I have been living "on the road" in a sense. I was traveling around with my baby's father (who unfortunetely left me when I was 4 months pregnant) and we were both living out of two back packs with our needed items. It was so much fun! We got to live all around the world and even on a boat for several months.
Now, I moved in with my sister and I still have very few things. It's just a way of living for me. It's not something I do because I need to (lack of money, travelling, etc) but because it feels more comfortable for me. I have 5 dresses, basic make up, that same stuffed animal (what can I say, I love him!), my macbook air and my camera and 2 lens for my work (I work as a photographer and model). That's about it! Now that I'm settled into my apartment with my sister, it's strange shopping for things like shampoo (of which I bought the 2 in 1 and use it as soap, shaving cream, and shampoo haha). But I'm getting used to it.
Because of my story (it's a long one), lots of strangers helped me out by donating things to me for the baby. I suddenly have literally over 200 baby outfits (from newborn to 18 months), a gazillion blankets and so much more. It's SUCH a nice thing for all these people to do... but I don't think anyone realised how many things were gathering up. I'm going through everything and picking out the absolute needs but it's a bit difficult being a new mom (and one who's never been around anyone under 6 months old at that!).
What do you really need for a baby? I mean, he'll be using me for ALL food (I work at online), he'll be so small during the winter months so just some long sleeves or blankets to wrap up in, and something to sleep on! Right? As for diapers, I'm using cloth and have SEVERAL of those as well.
Anyways!!! It's nice to meet all of you guys. I'm glad there are mommies like me out there!