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Anyone else starting to do any shopping or decorating, etc? I am <i>almost</i> 12 weeks and we have started doing some stuff.<br><br>
This past weekend we went to Babies R Us and looked around. Most of the stuff there we don't need, but I thought it would be fun to look and explain stuff to hubby <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> We did spend some time investigating car seats and travel systems. I plan to use baby carriers the majority of the time, but DH is interested in strollers, so we're trying to figure out the best option. I was planning to buy a convertible car seat and an umbrella stroller and not use a stroller at all for infancy. But DH thinks we should have the option, so now I'm <i>considering</i> an infant car seat and simple stroller frame that can hold it. I don't want the huge combo system and it def wouldn't fit in the trunk of my Beetle anyway. (I did see a youtube video of the City Mini and now I'm really wanting one, though at $229, I highly doubt I can justify it.) I was surprised to find baby carriers, not much selection (Moby Wrap, Bjorn, that's about it) but it was still cool that they had them.<br><br>
We've also been cleaning out our guest/storage room to turn it into the baby's room. We're planning to use a co-sleeper for quite awhile, but I still want a room that I can keep the baby stuff. The bedrooms in our house are kinda small and there's no room in our bedroom for an extra dresser for baby clothes or glider, etc. We are getting a crib, but I don't want to spend a lot on it cause I don't know that it'll get much use for awhile.<br><br>
Anyone else? I may be a little carried away since this is my first, but I'm having fun, which takes my mind off of worrying!
 

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Not yet. There really isn't much to be done around here. All the kids have been so close together, the baby stuff is newly put away and easy to bring out again. Most everything that needs to be done can be put off till the last trimester.
 

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I've been too sick to do much other than shop for bargains online for cloth diapers. I bought a bunch of baby legs. That's about it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
I have a lot of organizing and rearranging to do once I feel better. We also need to shop for a bigger car.<br><br>
I'll be happy to do ANYTHING when the ms lets up! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"><br><br>
I remember going to BRU with my first pregnancy. It was fun just to be in a baby store looking at baby things- even if I didn't want/need pretty much a single thing in there! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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We haven't done any shopping yet. I'm thinking more 3rd trimester this time. We already have the essentials. We will be buying a used baby swing (we sold ours last time), maybe a bassinett, possibly a new stroller (we currently have a double stroller but it isn't holding up well -- it will be 6 yrs old when baby gets here and well loved.
 

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Not really.<br>
I think I may haul out my fabric today to plan some diaper sewing. I'm also looking into slimmer booster seats for my dds so we can work on car seating arrangements (we'll have 2 car seats, 2 boosters and a skinny 12yo in our minivan).<br><br>
In a way, I kind of miss 1st baby shopping. Even 2nd baby shopping was fun (since mine was of the other flavor, lol). OTOH, baby #5 is going to be much less expensive when it comes to "stuff". You know, unless you count the home addition we need to build. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"><br><br>
On my needs list:<br>
Some more cloth diapers (making dipes, buying covers)<br>
Clothes<br>
Car seat<br>
New sling/baby carrier<br>
Swing (my kids broke the old one)<br>
Nursing bras and pads<br>
Maybe a new Boppy pillow if my sister didn't hang on to the one I sent her<br><br>
That's pretty much it.<br>
I wouldn't need clothes if it weren't for the fact that this will be the first winter baby in the family (out of 9 grandkids!)
 

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That's pretty much it.<br>
I wouldn't need clothes if it weren't for the fact that this will be the first winter baby in the family (out of 9 grandkids!)</div>
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We'll only need clothes if it is a boy baby ... we got rid of all of our nb-24m stuff already!
 

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Not yet really, although I did buy a newborn Patagonia bunting a friend online was selling since we don't have any winter newborn gear. It was a good price, so I couldn't resist. We really don't "need" too much this time around except warm newborn clothes, and then once we find out gender, older clothes if it's a boy.<br>
On my list:<br>
long sleeve onesies and sleepers<br>
long sleeve kimono tops (I have to go through my stash to see how many I had in long sleeve from dd)<br>
nursing tank tops for me (all mine are worn out from being worn nonstop for 2 years)<br>
a few newborn fitted diapers<br>
gender neutral hats, longies and sweaters (which I'll knit)<br><br>
That's about it I think.<br>
Lori, somehow we've ended up with 3 strollers and we've only gotten any use out of the umbrella stroller we spent $20 on. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> I wore dd everywhere in the beginning, and we plan to only need the stroller this time to push dd in when she gets tired of walking, and I'll wear the new baby.
 

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I am resisting the urge to buy anything this soon. But, believe me, the urge is there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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It's our first baby, too, and it's fun!! I went to the little kids' consignment shop that is around the corner yesterday, and just got some neutral onesies and little infant hats. I bought so much stuff for my sister's baby, and for my friends, that it was fun to buy things for my baby this time. Since this is baby # 1, we kind of need...everything. Car seat; bouncy seat; carriers; jogging stroller; bicycle trailer; diapers; etc.<br><br>
Our house is 2 bedrooms, and we want to keep the second bedroom as a guest room/office for as long as we can, so we're not having a nursery or anything like that. Baby will sleep with us, and we'll put the changing table/dresser that DH is going to make in the sunroom.
 

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I'm definitely having the urge to buy things, since it's our first and we need pretty much everything, but DH said over the weekend "I don't want to start collecting a bunch of baby stuff yet." Believe me, passing by all the garage sales the past few weekends has been tough.<br><br>
I did get just one onesie from Goodwill early on, to satisfy my "I have to buy <i>something</i> baby-like to make this feel real!" and I picked up some new breast pump supplies off freecycle yesterday, because it seemed practical...<br><br>
Once we announce the pregnancy to friends & family, I have a feeling we'll have offers for hand-me-downs pour in, so if I can hold off until mid-June, I'll have a better idea of what we'll actually need.
 

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yeah whats up with nesting at 12 weeks? haha i already bought a moby for 20$ at a baby sale, bought some cloth wipes online, but theyre not what i expected i wanted them as burp clothes and they said they are flannel but theyre cheap and thin, organic but better as wipes, so now i have to find some other ones i guess, mmm o we bought one warm suit. DD was born in july so we dont have much winter newborn stuff.<br><br>
O and i somewhat decorated the office, put some inspiring pics on the wall that are sort of the color scream i want to go with, im totally assuming this one's a boy, just gut feeling, but im ok with light blue for a girl too.
 

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i bought a portable crib at a yard sale, that will be used as a co sleeper. That is all i have done. though i am looking at getting ds some one sized diapers, so i can use them with the baby as well.
 

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I've only bought a second hand hat. I'm trying to wait until the third tri to really set up house.<br><br>
I've been making out my wishlist. I've only had spring babies before so all this shopping for cozy warm clothing is fun! I'm only planning on buying a few things. Clothing, prefolds and probably some kind of swing. I got rid of most things after DD. I plan to make some longies, blankets, cloth wipes, some knitted things. I still have a car seat and baby carriers.<br><br>
Oh yeah. Boppy and nursing bras. Not sure if I'll even bother buying a pump this time.
 

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So far I got some itty bitty socks at a co-op while on our honeymoon and I just ordered some maternity shorts and a tank top for the summer for me. I want to look at moby wraps next. I guess I could put it on my registry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I'll admit, I'm starting to look. But in defense, we need to buy things like a new van and a house. Craziness.
 

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I guess I'm kind of a freak, because I've done a lot so far.<br><br>
I've pulled out the baby stuff and organized dd's closet to fit (we live in a two bedroom apartment and have a 17 month old currently). I seperated all the girl specific stuff into a seperate tote-that way if it's a boy we can consign it all. I've been rearranging my daughter's room like mad, which kind of turned into all house rearranging-I guess I'm nesting already!<br><br>
My mom bought me a swing but it's either going to her house or I'm going to sell it. The thought was nice but it's just to clunky for our current home. I'd really like a portable swing. Do they happen to make a portable swing that also has the vibrating/bouncer option? That would be IDEAL. Hmmm.<br><br>
My mom also got me a double stroller. I've already cleaned it up and I'm going to be using it and selling/donating the one I currently have.<br><br>
I haven't bought much for this little one though and won't until I find out the gender. I have gotten a few neutral onesies and sleepers at yardsales but that's about it. I was given a ton of cloth diapers so that will come in handy-I'm not buying any at this point until after baby is born and I see if I need any more.<br><br>
The only thing I have left is a crib. I'll be getting a convertible so it lasts the duration, hopefully.
 

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Well, I gave away ALL my baby stuff, except for keepsake kinds of things for each child, so we're really starting again from scratch!<br>
I have a sling and a couple of moby's left over from when I used to sell same, but I have NO newborn or infant clothes, no diapers, nothing!!!<br><br>
I figure I'll buy and/or make longsleeve onsies, make and buy cloth dipes, make some wipes, figure out a bassinet/sleeping place when baby is not in bed with us, and will need babylegs, hats, outer clothes and receiving blankets for swaddling.<br>
It's a little overwhelming to start over!<br>
I am going to be getting the BreastBottle nursers (bottles) because I'll be going back to work part time after the first three months. I had the original breastbottle nurser and it was the only thing my #4 baby would take milk from, other than me! The new design is really cool! Can't wait to check that out!<br>
I am thinking that my 5 year old can go to a booster seat and I can re-use the really nice infant to 40lb carseat I have already, so there's more savings.<br>
I'd really like to get a jogger/stroller this time, that would be my only major expense, other than MAYBE a rocker/glider. I've never had one, but they're Sooo comfy!!!<br>
I think I need to start making a list!
 

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We've either given away or loaned out a lot of our baby stuff (our younges is almost 4), but I'm pretty sure that once the word is out that we're expecting stuff will either get returned or we'll get stuff from others.<br><br>
It's different this time around since we know so many more parents and several people close to us with little ones that are around a year know.<br><br>
We still have the co-sleeper set up next to our bed....
 

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I'm feeling suddenly insecure and afraid for this pregnancy, so have ground all prep work to a halt. However, we have researched and picked out a double stroller, and I bought a bunch of newborn diapers (a friend loaned me a huge newborn stash when dd was born, so I never bought nb sized cloth). I also picked up three super cute sleepers at a garage sale the other day.<br>
Otherwise, I think we're just going to deal with dd and new babe sharing her kanoe when they're not in bed with us. We still have and use a variety of carriers, and my sister has all of my baby clothes and will send them back my way in a few months. The clothing is very heavy on the girl, so if this is a boy, there may be some shopping to fill in the gaps!<br>
I still want to get a change table/dresser and a bouncy seat thing (holy, saved my butt for showering when dd was brand new!). I've been watching the classifieds, and will scoop up whatever looks nice. It's sort of fun to not be in a rush to get this stuff, that way there's more freedom to just wait for the "right" object. DD's dresser is absolutely beautiful, and came from the dump! Hopefully we'll score another find like that.<br>
Aside from this sudden, new fear that the babe is gone, I'm actually feeling a push to get everything acquired and ready asap. I know there's lots of time, and at the same time, summer tends to be busy, we'll be huge and lumbering in the fall, and then there's the rush to get everything sorted and planned and organized ahead of time for Christmas and dd's birthday (dec 22)... It feels like there's time to do this now, in an easy, relaxed way, and that maybe things will be a little more chaotic and pleasant if left until the end. Or maybe that's just me rationalizing wanting to enjoy the anticipation as early as possible. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love">
 

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I don't have anything. and I am not planning on buying stuff. its dp first so we will be having a baby shower. I am going to make diapers and buy wool covers. I will probaly buy some prefolds and snappis. I have one boy newborn winter outer jacket, a friend left it at my house?? my youngest will be 7 when this ones born so I need everything. I know I don't need a crib but dp wants one, they always are just big laundry hamppers to me. my babys sleepwith me. I would like to try some wraps this time around. I used a ring sling and then a backpack with ds. i looked at baby stuft today, does that count? lol
 
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