Did you buy anything for your lost baby?
Ok. So, I was 19 weeks when I lost my baby. My pregnancy is over. :(
At 14 weeks...i bought a stroller. I have a baby gear obsession. It had been put away for a while since my youngest is 3. I got to dust it off though & I was literally researching all baby things right away when I saw the line on the test.
I didn't want to buy anything right away. I mean, I did. but I waited...I have had a stroller obsession in the past. So, that was the one thing I was definitely looking for. I have the perfect stroller (IMO) that I use with my 3 year old sometimes but mostly, she likes to walk now, so it just sits there. I bought it thinking I would definitely use it with the next baby. Even though we have four. I wanted one more. Or maybe two.
We weren't trying but we weren't preventing. We had our first romantic getaway in 10 years in the Fall. So we were definitely having fun! I had broken my foot & well, I needed my exercise and even though we would have liked to waited another year or maybe two--we were just having fun! :) Henry was our Vegas baby! It seemed too perfect! I mean, 10 years of marriage being celebrated & we get a baby!!!
Anyways.. I love baby things. I was planning out the nursery. We needed to sell our house & try to buy a bit bigger. Just a different plan. We were rearranging the kids room to make room for a nursery. Now, the nursery sits unused. It's a cluttered catch all right now. It was painted. I already had the rug. The crib mattress waits for the crib. I was ready to get in there & decorate! I was waiting to buy most things though until after the gender ultrasound.
I feel bad for those who made it to full term--they must have had everything bought & ready! What do you do?
I only had a stroller. And what really sucks is that I was piecing it together secondhand to save money. I found the last pieces brand new--except my husband had made plans weeks ago to pick them up today. They were in a different state, new in the box from a Craigslist Ad. And my husband went over there as planned (he was going for his little side business) and picked them up. So in his car this evening will be the last pieces to my stroller. And yet, I won't have a baby to expect.... :(
I asked my husband if he wants me to sell the set. But he won't make me sell it. he knows I want that baby. So eventually....but it has to sit there haunting me in the meantime.
I had read in one of my due date clubs that buying a stroller early on was a bad omen. A few moms agreed with the original poster. but than a couple other moms went out and bought the stroller of their dreams around the same time I did. Maybe a couple weeks sooner. So is really bad to buy baby things early?
I mean, we all said the same thing,...we saw a deal we couldn't pass up....if we had waited, we had to spend more money on something we could save money on sooner. :(