When will you start shopping?

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lemonlemon's picture
Joined: 12/30/07
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When will you start shopping?

Shopping. My favorite thing to do.
When will you start shopping for the LO?
I'm so envious of those who wait til 25+ weeks to buy ANYTHING..IDK how you do it.
I dont want to jinx myself so I'm forcing myself to wait..
I have a huge closet upstairs in the spare room filled with new baby boy/baby girl onesies and blankets and stuff. when I've seen them on a really good sale and super cute the last few years I bought it- hey its always good incase of a baby shower right?!?! hate paying full price for something!! haha!!

With DS I spent WAAAY too much $$ and didnt really sale-shop or bargain hunt, so I plan to be MUCH more conservative this time.

I WANT to wait until the 20 week/gender scan to buy anything... so I've bought a preg journal and one more pregnancy book... and trying not to buy ANYTHING else... Help me stay strong!!!

maybe @ 12+ weeks if I find a really good deal on a breast pump or something I NEED like a rocker/glider I'll get it... until then..must..wait...

**Tiffany**'s picture
Joined: 11/21/03
Posts: 1230

I am waiting too. Usually I buy the first thing right after my gender scan its kindsa a tradition now!! However if i see something on a really good sale like winter gender neutral stuff I might pick it up.

nwmommy's picture
Joined: 01/06/10
Posts: 321

Ill wait until the gender scan to start buying anything. I really want an ottoman for our rocking chair so I suppose I could buy that. We already have a swing and travel system so we wont need any of that stuff. Although I told Dh I wanted a new carseat he doesn't get why.

ambie719's picture
Joined: 10/03/07
Posts: 811

We don't need a lot this time, the only thing we could buy early that is non gender dependent is the crib mattress. We'll have to wait until we find out the gender to see if we need new bedding, or clothing, (we already have lots of boy stuff) and so I can start my cloth diaper stash.

Joined: 03/01/09
Posts: 655

I say this now but....

I think I'll wait until after baby is born. I'm leaning towards not finding out the gender (again, I say this now) so I'll probably just go through DD's gender nuetral clothes and just buy a couple of other things here and there. Pretty much everything I bought for DD was gender nuetral (except clothes) so we should be OK.

Gabsma03's picture
Joined: 07/23/08
Posts: 178

I will probably wait awhile .... I really don't need anything I have a awesome pump, swing, bouncers bumbos car seats and etc.. from Ds all I will really need is clothes either way. Since I really diden't say any clothes from either kids !!!

stercry's picture
Joined: 08/15/06
Posts: 450

I don't think i need to buy anything if its another boy. We have everything from last time, so it will just need to be pulled out and organized. I need to get some stuff back from my sister, she wont be too happy because she is pregnant again too, but its mine, lol.

lemonlemon's picture
Joined: 12/30/07
Posts: 1904

Deirdre- I'll be pressuring you to find out gender just FYI- hahaha..

Went out and bought MYSELF clothes today, less snug-fitting shirts haha.. Looked at the baby stuff but didnt let myself touch.. And bought DS a cool seahawks sweater- then cut myself off.. No more buying for DS either..

I really really really need a shopping intervention I think.

ambie719's picture
Joined: 10/03/07
Posts: 811

"lemonlemon" wrote:

Went out and bought MYSELF clothes today, less snug-fitting shirts haha.. Looked at the baby stuff but didnt let myself touch.. And bought DS a cool seahawks sweater- then cut myself off.. No more buying for DS either..

I really really really need a shopping intervention I think.

See I bought myself some new tees and tanks earlier this week since my normal shirts are getting a bit short, obviously shopping for yourself is ok. Smile But I won't be doing any baby shopping until we know what we're having.

regdahl's picture
Joined: 05/05/07
Posts: 777

I'm going to wait awhile yet. We aren't going to need a whole lot other than some clothes since the seasons are completely opposite of my first one. Even if we have another boy all my baby stuff is more for summer and this will be a winter baby. We'll need a few things right away but for the most part won't need a lot.

We will however need to decorate the nursery. I'm debating on finding out the gender. We did with our first one but I would like to not with this one, I just don't know if I can wait. Smile