I am pregnant with my 1st at 19 weeks tomorrow, Got the baby room empty, Husband is mudding/plastering the wall in the baby room, going to get it painted this month. Don't know when to start buying  or what to do next.

Someone give me some direction!!!

I find out Dec.23rd what we are having, What is some of the 1st things you bought?


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Dec. 3, 2008 at 4:12 PM

You might want to wait until your baby shower, that way people can buy the stuff for you!

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Dec. 3, 2008 at 4:13 PM

Do you know what your having yet? If you start buying.. I started like as soon as i new what sex it was... You dont have to wait... You are going to need alot.. GO WILD!!!!


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Dec. 3, 2008 at 4:21 PM


Do you have a basic idea of the nursery furniture you want? If you do, I'd suggest doing a little price checking to make sure you get the best deal and go ahead and start buying it. You can buy a whole set if you'd like or piece by piece (we definitely did ours that way!) Also, be wary of buying everything that comes with a certain set---changing tables are nice but you'll find that when your baby comes you will change your baby's rear all over the house. I'm not saying don't buy one if you don't want to but that's one item you can find a less expensive version of--you can always paint it!  Me personally I like to mix and match. My daughter's room has a basic theme and pieces/ideas from all over.

I know it's hard seeing all the stuff for baby we have now and not buying it all at once. But sit down before you go shopping and make a list of the things you believe that you'd not only want but get most use out of. As far as baby clothes go, buy a few things you think your baby absolutely could not live without and let friends and family take care of the rest (they will, I promise)

Anyways, I just realized how jumbled this comment looks and sounds. i hope you can pick out the sense from it. I'd be glad to give you a list of things that really came in handy and were put to GOOD use when Alaina was a newborn if you want it!

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Dec. 4, 2008 at 11:31 AM

Are you having a baby shower?  If you are, wait until after your shower to see what you still need.  You will definatly need a swing..lol!  My swing helped to keep me sane most of the time:-)  Once you know the sex you can start buying stuff too.  Especially now with the holidays there will be lots of sales!  There is so much you will need but you still have time.  If you just can't wait go the the store like Target and do your baby registry.  This way it will be like you are shopping...but not really shopping!  If that makes any sense..lol!  Have fun!  I know it seems like forever until you are due but it will fly by...promise!

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