How's everyone doing with baby supplies?

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How's everyone doing with baby supplies?
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Sun, 04-01-2012 - 7:22am

Have you ladies started buying things yet?

We've been going strong ever since we found out we're having a girl. Yesterday was another successful shopping day for Libby and I -- biggest finds were at Once Upon a Child. Picked up a really nice Chicco stroller for $60 -- would have been about $300 new. It needs a good washing (high today will be in upper 80s, so I'm thinking we'll hose it down this morning and it will be dry by early afternoon), but otherwise it's in amazing condition. Got a cute bouncy seat for $20 -- not sure this thing was ever used, it looks so good. Also, a lot more clothes. I really need to stop buying clothes. Hubby is good with it though -- just wants me to be happy. LOL!

Also picked up a mattress pad and a sheet... I found the quilt I want on Pottery Barn Kids, but it's on back order until the end of May so I may find something else. I don't recall being so picky with the first 3 on bedding, but apparently I'm really picky this time. Maybe because she's our last?

Libby picked out the diaper bag, so now we've just got a few more things to get. I'll order the carseat either next week or the following payday, then we need bottles, formula, baby wipes, butt stuff, a few more sheets, and the baby bathtub and all that goes with it. And then I think we're pretty much set. I don't think I'm nesting necessarily, but I just will feel better when we've got everything we need and I can stop worrying about it. I'm still up in the air about a swing and some sort of sleeper for the living room, but those aren't must-haves in my mind just yet.

Anyhoo. Just wondering if anyone else has gotten completely crazed with baby stuff just yet. It's still early, really. I'm think I'm just a bit out-of-control. LOL!


Brie
Mom to Libby/17, William/12, and Jacob/8

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Registered: 12-28-2006
Sat, 04-07-2012 - 7:59pm
Thanks both of you! We knew it was coming and had money set aside for him to go but it came so fast. Its better this way in so many ways...especially since this pregnancy hasn't been routine. Having hubby gone for a week is hard with the three kiddos. We have three more days and everyone is getting restless.
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Sat, 04-07-2012 - 7:49pm
Oh, Anna, I'm so sorry. I'm sorry I missed that post earlier. Prayers for you and your family.
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Sat, 04-07-2012 - 6:52pm
Anna,

I am terribly sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my deepest condolences.
Expecting baby #1 August 8th 2012! It's a girl!
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Registered: 07-08-2009
Thu, 04-05-2012 - 8:20am
We co-sleep too, for at least the first 6 months, so, crib isn't even a necessity yet.
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Thu, 04-05-2012 - 3:09am

I haven't bought anything yet. I'm waiting for the ultrasound to find out the gender of the baby so I know what I need to buy. I have some of the bigger items already.

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Tue, 04-03-2012 - 12:49pm
Thanks ladies!! With the boys we had the crib beside the bed, and I loved that. But we moved in September and I'm not sure if the crib will fit in our room this time. Because we have so little to buy this time, I'm sure I can fit one into our budget. I'm going to look at a consignment sale in the end of the month to see if I can get a good used one.
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Tue, 04-03-2012 - 10:40am

I'm a big fan of the bassinet in the room.

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Tue, 04-03-2012 - 9:56am
I co-slept with Quinn, both bed sharing (in the same bed) and room sharing (just in the same room, in his case, in a bassinet) for about the first 3 months of his life, at which time he started waking up once a night in his own room and several times a night in our room. Where I put him to bed, in his own room or in ours, depending on whether or not I was going straight to bed with him or not. So I've done the bassinet thing and it worked for us, but I say if it fits in your room, just put the crib in your room and save yourself some $$ on a bassinet. We borrowed ours with Quinn, and will see about borrowing the same one again :)
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Tue, 04-03-2012 - 12:27am
All we have bought so far is a play and pack set. We bought a really nice one that was neutral before we knew she was a girl. I will have a shower at work but my brother in law passed away Sunday so shopping for baby girl has been put on hold.
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Registered: 08-24-2010
Mon, 04-02-2012 - 11:49pm
With the boys only 13 months old, I pretty much have everything I need already. We have 2 cribs, and the boys have never let me separate them, so I'm going to just use the other crib for the baby. I'll grab a few packs of newborn diapers, and pick up some newborn clothes. I had just gotten rid of all the boys newborn clothes when I found out I was pregnant again.

I'm considering a bassinet for our room. Has any of the BTDT mom's used one? Are they worth it or should I just have the hubby move the spare crib to our room?
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