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I get more and more apprehensive with every purchase. But, as I've said before, I'm a planner and need things to be together a good deal of time before the baby gets here. It's the halfway point, so I figured it's time to get started. I even bought a few outfits and made sure to save the reciets. My hubby thinks it's because I'm afraid they wont fit, but of course that's not the reason. The more items I buy and more plans I make, the more scared I get.
I feel for you and the other first time moms that you have to deal with this buying stuff and being afraid. Of course I am afraid too but I already have everything we need from my other kids.
With my first I didn't buy anything for her until after the big u/s. I started buying her nursery stuff when I was about 26 weeks along I think. We had her nursery set up and ready by the time I was 30 weeks. One of my favorite memories of being pregnant with her was sitting in her room, looking at her clothes and other stuff and day dreaming about her coming. I think every mom should get to do that. I hope that you will enjoy setting up the baby's room even if you are a little scared.
At this point you really are in the place where very little can go wrong. Of course "something" could go wrong, but the chances are very slim. About 1%. I think you are doing the right thing.
Hi, popping in from July DDC. I've lurked here frequently, but only posted a few other times...
With my first I didn't buy anything for her until after the big u/s. I started buying her nursery stuff when I was about 26 weeks along I think. We had her nursery set up and ready by the time I was 30 weeks. One of my favorite memories of being pregnant with her was sitting in her room, looking at her clothes and other stuff and day dreaming about her coming. I think every mom should get to do that. I hope that you will enjoy setting up the baby's room even if you are a little scared.[/b]
I just wanted to say that this is awesome advice! I never thought of it that way before. I have been afraid to buy things too. In our case we waited until our 20 week u/s before we purchased anything. (I lost a baby to anencephaly at 30w, we found out at 20w that she had it and would pass away before, during, or shortly after birth).
Even though everything indicates that this baby is healthy and growing just fine, I still worry all the time. If I go an hour without feeling movement I immediately think to myself that I'll never feel him move again.
Sorry, not trying to hijack the thread, just wanted to sympathize.
I feel for you - I too, am scared to start on the nursery. I have not even cleaned the room out. Of course I am a little early still.
Don't you wish there was a magic button, that would make you still remember your little angel, but not be scared anymore?
I'm sort of the opposite. I've been buying things, we've set up the crib, I've just ordered newborn cloth diapers-and I'm feeling like I should be more scared and should back off. DH wants me to be hopeful and stay positive, and planning for a future with the peanut helps me stay that way. I've also got my April 30th due date coming up and I need something to keep my mind off of that. Losing the baby will suck whether I have a nursery set up or not-and this is something I need to do to stay focused and positive. Do what feels right-and know that we're all scared. I say throw away the receipts and roll with it-but that's how I cope!