With being due so close to Christmas...have you started shopping? If so, how are you doing? If you haven't started, when do you plan to?
I have started shopping...have about 5 people done so far. Also have picked up a few stocking stuffers here & there for DS, and have a general idea of what we'll get for the rest of the people on our shopping list. I have all of my wrapping supplies, and just preordered our envelopes for our birth announcements/holiday cards so I can get them preaddressed. I plan to combine the announcement with our holiday card to save on time & shipping costs.
I am feeling a little bit prepared in this department! It's going to be freezing here (I live in Minnesota) and I'm NOT venturing out w/snowy, icy roads, in the crowds, with a newborn and a toddler!
Oh yes, I started in August! My plan is to be done by Thanksgiving, that's what I shoot for every year! My son's birthday is next week, and DD's birthday is in December, along with our anniversary and then Christmas, I have to start shopping early or else everything goes to hell!!
Krystal & Donovan - 12/2/06
Reagan - 10/2/02
Maximus - 3/10/05
Liberty - 12/11/08
My angel in Heaven 1/7/13
I'm almost done. We knocked a huge amount of Christmas shopping out of the way when a bunch of people at work got together and ordered some really nice sports jerseys from overseas! I haven't gotten DH anything and I want to get a few more little things for Nicholas. Also the MIL and FIL has a birthday AND Christmas coming up so we need two gifts for her.
My goal is to have everything wrapped by Nov 1st I don't want to even think about fighting crowds and buying presents when I am huge and uncomfy!
Havent started but I am soon. We don't buy for a whole lot of people though. We only buy for our parents, siblings, and nieces/nephews, and our kids of course. Parents and siblings usually get gift cards so that's easy. We've already told everyone that we aren't going all out for Christmas this year as we have a baby we have to plan for and such. I think Christmas is more for the kids anyways so they are the ones who deserve the gifts.
We buy for WAY too many people and that is even cut back from when we first got married. We usually shop online and have it all shipped to our house so no need to rush.
I'm far more concerned with Deacon's birthday and some upcoming stuff and then after that I will think about it.
Kudos to you for being prepared for the birth announcement/Christmas card. I would like to do that too if DD is here before Christmas...but most likely it will be after so I may just do a B.A. this year.