Been given or brought and what?

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  1. hulahoop09

    hulahoop09 Mum to lg and pg #2

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    Hiya

    I am just wondering what if anything have you ladies already brought or been given ready for when you have a LO. I have brought some baby clothes bnwt from ebay. I have a carrier bag full, they were at bargain prices I just couldnt resist!! I would like to get a few more things as I am rubbish at saving!! :D

    I know some people may think it isnt a good idea as may 'jinx' it but I think whats meant to be will be and one day we will all have the LO we long for!


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  2. Rachael1981

    Rachael1981 Proud Mummy to Isobel xx

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    I'm dying to start buying, but OH keeps stopping me as he feels it's bad luck, and since it's his money I'll be spending he kinda has the final say :rofl:
     
  3. hulahoop09

    hulahoop09 Mum to lg and pg #2

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    Lol. OH thinks I am a bit daft but my excuse is I would just spend the cash if tried saving so if see bargains may aswell buy!

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  4. Rachael1981

    Rachael1981 Proud Mummy to Isobel xx

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    I tried that one, didn't work with him :rofl:
     
  5. RedRose19

    RedRose19 Expecting baby 3!

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    ive got a few baby things.. its my sort of therapy for my mc and just feeling nice buying some babythings.. :D in the jan sales we got some stuff because there was v cute baby grows for a few euro so thought why not.. my oh got me alot of baby stuff for my bday... it was lovely and sweet but im sooo broody now hehe
     
  6. hulahoop09

    hulahoop09 Mum to lg and pg #2

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    Lol. Damn. We can only try. :)

    x
     
  7. ladygagafan

    ladygagafan TTC #1

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    My mums knitted me a little white cardigan, so cute!! Other than that im not buying anything although all the January sales are so tempting!!x
     
  8. hulahoop09

    hulahoop09 Mum to lg and pg #2

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    Redrose19 - thats lovely. So sorry for your losses but heres to a sticky bean nxt time!!

    ladygagafan - thats nice of her. You could ask her to kit the baby out. Its nice to have something to get you through isnt it. I have started crocheting again, I only know how to do blankets so may have a room full! Lol.

    x
     
  9. Broody1976

    Broody1976 Well-Known Member

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    I was home at the weekend and my best friend has 2 LO's - one girl who is 1 and one little fella who is 4. Totally adorable - She is the first one at home that I've told we are trying for a baby and she said "Thank God for that, I've tonnes of baby clothes, some still with labels on in a bag for you"

    She wouldn't give them to me though.... too superstitious!!

    Not sure I could actually buy anything yet, I guess I don't want to jinx myself either :blush:
     
  10. jennievictora

    jennievictora James's mommy

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    id love to buy stuff but my mum said dont jink it so waitn hard tho x
     
  11. missmayhem

    missmayhem Mummy to 2 little cuties

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    ahhh confession time

    toiletries
    2 sleep suits
    bottles
    sterlizer
    dummys
    breast pump
    bottle cases
    and a few other bits a bobs

    spent £90 or so and saved over 150, i love the sales


    my point of view is we are gonna need them, so if i start now its less of a blow financiall as it all adds up,

    if i buy a 6 pack of wipes each month then it means i will have plenty when bubs does arrive...
     
  12. fallenangel11

    fallenangel11 A little bit pregnant

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    I have used every bit of will power i have to stop myself from buying things. I am obsessed with strollers- i want a luxury one and i'm already saving for it! But i've been very good and haven't actually bought anything yet- it is so very hard. I've now banned myself from even looking at things. I figure I'll have 9 months to search the net and the shops so I'll wait.
    But saying that, my parents have given me a few things. They gave me a bassinette and a baby seat attachment that's like a high chair.
     
  13. yellowbell

    yellowbell TTC #2

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    I find myself looking longingly to buy baby and kids stuff.
    I have a niece so I just splurge on buying for her instead.

    I think when I finally have a baby I might even not buy baby stuff because I know my whole family (including my DH side) for sure will be soo excited and just waiting to get the opportunity to buy those baby stuff :)
     
  14. katlin

    katlin Mom of 5

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    im glad i have a little boy already i can make the excuse that hes gunna need it poopy thing is isi got enough little boy clothes to fill a damn dump truck if i buy more hubby is would look at me like my brains got some problems.
     
  15. hulahoop09

    hulahoop09 Mum to lg and pg #2

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    So glad I am not alone! :D I am thinking the 9 months leading up to can get main things and will need to save some for while on maternity leave. I am a little supersticious but really believe if its meant to be it will, however long it may take us and whether we catch quickly or need help along the way. It will be!

    Broody!! How are you, have you been off for a while or have I just totally missed you being online! :D


    x
     
  16. kates84

    kates84 Mum to one

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    My hubby actually works for a the supplier of M&S Babywear and I have bags of the stuff here because he is allowed to keep the samples.

    I give some away, like to my cousin and my sis but I've saved a lot - for me and a few items for one of my buddies on here.

    I can't really keep it all though - I have enough clothes to kit out both a boy and a girl for 2 years, as well as a bag of unisex stuff.
     
  17. Periwinkle

    Periwinkle Well-Known Member

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    I don't think I'd buy anything until I was at least 3 months along, too scared of jinxing. Silly, I know :D
     
  18. hulahoop09

    hulahoop09 Mum to lg and pg #2

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    For those who have brought do you find it addictive cause I sure as hell do!! :D

    x
     
  19. Broody1976

    Broody1976 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Hulahoop,

    Not been around too much - it's my busiest time of year at work (Tax Return deadline on 31 January!) Next week though I'll be back with a vengence ;)

    How are you doing?
     
  20. katlin

    katlin Mom of 5

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    coming from experience 9 months to get everything u need is not enough and its smart to start shopping prior like hubby and i didnt have a crib till i wass 38 weeks along raising a baby isnt cheap and i think your all very smart to start shopping now
     

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