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Waiting till 3rd Trimester to buy/make stuff?

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
I've been wanting to make or buy stuff for the baby but feel like waiting till the 3rd trimester. Anyone else? For some reason I don't feel right buying or making things for the baby until then. I'm healthy and the baby is healthy so there is no cause for worry. I guess I'm just being old fashion this time around. My nana hated when women would get the nursery ready before baby was born or they had baby showers before the birth.
post #2 of 14

Hmm, for me it's more that I don't feel it's necessary to get a bunch of stuff now. I bought some things at the consignment sale because they were a great deal ($1-2 a piece!) but other than that I'm happy to wait and see what I really need, I don't want to have a pile of stuff laying around not knowing whether it'll actually get used or not.

post #3 of 14
I'm also waiting. I'm trying to get the rest of my life in order so I can just think of the baby. Cleaning/purging the house and yard so I can put the house on the market, amending child agreements with my ex in court, buying car seats so that I'm sure we don't need a larger car and also planning a simple marriage ceremony in the yard for my fiancé and I in June. (Im super excited to be getting married!!) THEN I can dream of this babe. I can't wait!!!
post #4 of 14

I thought I was going to be like that, since I had no urge to buy or look at baby stuff during the first few months, but ... the getting ready bug has really hit me in the last month or so Sheepish.gif

post #5 of 14
I'm feeling like this too. Sorta. I have bought one outfit and I pulled out my dd's newborn and 0-3 month hand me downs already. Other than that I haven't done anything. I do plan on painting the crib and that can't wait too much longer because its a big job and I don't want to do it in the hundred degree summer weather. Oh I have also bought fabric for a quilt, but it hasn't been started yet.
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
All I really need to do for the baby is buy new cloth diaper covers and cut down the pre folds to fit gdiapers. Buy a dresser, some essential clothes, and I want to crochet him a sweater, hat and booties.
post #7 of 14

I admit I have bought a couple of things! Number one was an outfit on Zulily, the price was too good and it was in a style that will accomadate our lotus birth so I of course HAD TO HAVE IT! I also bought some aden& anais swaddling blankets. I won't ask anyone to spend 50$ on blankets and it's also a hard to find style so I wanted to get them NOW. I did go through my DDs clothing bins to find gender neutral stuff. I mainly wanted to see what I had that would work for an LB. I also admit I did through a registry together, mainly I wanted to see what I needed and have it "stored" someplace that I could easily add too. We also have family and friends asking if we have a registry up for Little Man so...I won't buy anymore until early to mid August. I had a small itch that needed to be scratched and I'm good now! I'm also waiting for DD to be potty learned before pulling out my CDs. I just want to relish in some *amount* of time without dealing with diapers, be it a month or a week!

post #8 of 14

I usually say I'll wait but end up cracking around week 20.  I think that shopping (no matter how frivolous) makes having a baby seem more REAL to me.  Like it's more than just some nightly wiggles and nasty heartburn, it's for someone.  I know it sounds terribly consumerist, but even buying a couple onesies is enough to make the difference from "this fetus" to "my son".

post #9 of 14

I've bought stuff all throughout in the past, and this time would like to get things made soon or else by early 3rd tri, mainly because I'll be slowing down and limiting projects by about 33-34w. I'd rather just enjoy the summer weather then with my kids and take my days slow. My main goals then will be keeping my main floor and living space straightened (I've been working on that habit) and getting food on the table for dinner.

 

We needed some warmer 3mo clothes because my 4yo DS's little clothes are a different season, so within a week of finding out gender, I bought several sleepers and should probably take some back as I think I got too many.  I'm also trying to finalize fabric for curtains and looking on craigslist for a replacement rocker.

 

I recall last time, at some point, I got out the newborn and 3mo whites and pulled ones that needed soaking in oxy clean and did that to make sure they came out looking nice and stain free.

post #10 of 14

i had the best intentions of waiting until the third trimester to start accumulating stuff. i made a pact with my wife, including a week-by-week time frame of when we would accept hand-me-downs, when we would start thrift shopping and garage sale-ing, when we would buy new, when we would buy big stuff like furniture.

 

then, well, twins happened and all those plans got f-ed. now, we are accumulating at a rapid pace b/c we have no idea how much time we have. if this pregnancy was a six-word story, it would have to be "not quite what i was planning." 

 

bravo to everyone holding out, though! 

post #11 of 14

You mean, you didn't buy a used Jumperoo the very week you found out you were expecting? Sheepish.gif (To be fair, they only wanted $25 for it! I couldn't pass up that deal.)

I always go crazy. I am pretty much totally set. I bought all the equipment I wanted used as I saw good deals. And I bought lots of newborn clothes at local thrift sales last month. I still need to get my prefolds and covers (was waiting to find out the sex to choose cover colors), and I realized I don't have receiving/swaddling blankets anymore, so I guess I need those still... But that's about it. We even just bought our new, bigger car! LOL!

post #12 of 14
I'm still amazed that I managed to not buy anything until yesterday. I finally caved and bought a wrap - though I could argue that it will be for DS bfore the new baby smile.gif But honestly since we didn't find out sex I just have no urge to buy stuff. We'll need another car seat, a new baby swing, and a new baby monitor... and that's about it, and they can all wait until my mom and DH's mom come to visit so they can buy that stuff instead of us spending money... wink1.gif
post #13 of 14
We need everything as this is our first. But I haven't been able to bring myself to buy anything, I don't know why. I look at stuff, but just can't buy. My DB has bought a few outfits, the pram/stroller off eBay for a bargain and the car seat. I'm hoping I'll get the urge in the next few weeks or we'll b in trouble lol
post #14 of 14
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Originally Posted by aidenn View Post

I think that shopping (no matter how frivolous) makes having a baby seem more REAL to me.  Like it's more than just some nightly wiggles and nasty heartburn, it's for someone.  I know it sounds terribly consumerist, but even buying a couple onesies is enough to make the difference from "this fetus" to "my son".

I feel the same way, Aidenn! This week, I've been shopping for dressy outfits for the family to wear to a wedding (we are *very* casual at home!) and started to feel bad that the baby wasn't getting anything new! So I bought him a six-pack of cute little socks.
Silly, but it made me feel better. wink1.gif
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