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Did You Buy Maternity or Baby Clothes Before Being Pregnant?

Some women wait 12 weeks before they tell friends and family that they are expecting. Due to superstition, there are mothers-to-be that don't allow baby gear to enter their homes before their children's debut. But, what happens when a girl is out shopping and spots a to-die-for limited-edition maternity frock or sees a gorgeous crocheted bonnet and booties for a future babe, should she buy it to stow? Did you purchase any items prior to pregnancy?

jonesco1010 jonesco1010 7 years
My husband and I want to wait 3 years until we start a family. We talk (mostly me) about baby related thinks all the time. I especially love watching Discover Health baby shows. Unfortunately, I have started to buy clothes. I am not superstitious, so every time I go shopping I buy a few boy and girl outfits ranging from 3 months - 2 years. I'm crazy I know !!
lickety-split lickety-split 8 years
no. but i have bought several baby blankets at gymboree KNOWING that we aren't having anymore babies. they are too cute to pass up!
bchicgrl bchicgrl 8 years
I'm not pregnant yet but we do plan to start trying at the end of the yr after we are moved into our 2br. However if I would see really cute things out now I would most likely buy them in fear I won't be able to find later. I'm pretty sure it would just be clothes and nothing else.
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 8 years
LOL - I'm 35 weeks pregnant and I STILL haven't bought any baby clothes!! My mom and mother-in-law and friends have all been buying clothes, so I have no need to buy any baby clothes (not to mention no cash - that's all being spent on cloth diapers). We have plenty already!!
kmckay kmckay 8 years
i too have been trying for years- i have a trunk full of baby stuff that i couldn't resist buying over the years. however after i miscarried, i haven't been able to buy a thing.
backfat backfat 8 years
I waited quite a while to buy things. I'm a bit superstitious I guess. Didn't want to have to look at the stuff or pack it away if things didn't turn out well.
kia kia 8 years
I have been tempted, but the all the awesome purchases I make go to pregnant friends or their wee ones. I dote on them vicariously.
babysugar babysugar 8 years
I didn't buy anything till I was pregnant but those crochet booties are so darn cute I might buy them anyway!
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
At 5 months, I am only now starting to buy a small number of items. I didn't want to buy anything early in case something happened. Even now I worry; however, the anatomy u/s is only a few days away so I may go a little crazy after that! :prego:
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