I have this feeling that I am doing nothing to get ready for the baby! In our culture one doesnt by any baby stuff until the baby is born! But I think it wont work here so I am going to buy a few essential stuff and keep it in the garage( worried abt the dust) or in a spare room(but that wud mean I got it inside the house and it means I official bought stuff for the baby!) I am not this superstitious, but since its for the baby I dont want to jinx it....I really know this is stupid, but cant help!. Another things, We are in a tonwhouse 3 floors, the first floor has 2 bed rooms, one master and one guest/babies....since our parents are going to be with us to help us for the first 6 months, I really cant get the guest room ready as a baby room...so no nesting for me....I cant really make the 3rd floor room as the guest room or baby room for obvious reasons...basby needs to be near me and cant really expect mom and dad to climb flights of staris to take a nap....they will end up relaxing in the lounge uncomfortbaly... I know the sense in my decision that the baby is going to be in our room anyway for the first 1 yr atleast....still i want to decorate a room in anticipation for the baby and all that sentimental stuff So feeling a bit deprived of that joy... How silly of me!...but there it is!