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What Was the First Baby Item You Purchased?

Nine months is a long time to wait for a baby. From the moment the stick shows a pregnancy sign, mamas-to-be enter the magical world of babydom where they are surrounded by a bevy of onesies, rattles and nursery furniture that are just begging to be bought. Like kids in a candy store, pregnant women often can't keep their hands off of all of the goodies they see for the new addition to their family.

Deciding where to start is a fun dilemma to have. Some expectant moms run out to buy that first pair of baby booties as soon as the doctor confirms the pregnancy. Others wait to dive right into the gear and come home with the stroller they've been eyeing for some time.

Tell us, what was the first item you bought for your baby-to-be?

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carolynz carolynz 7 years
When we were away for a long weekend @ the beach I bought a bib that said "future Starboard VIP" from the bar/restaurant I used to go to when I was single- silly and stupid- but you can always use a bib and I love funny/slightly inappropriate baby stuff!
arienne arienne 7 years
I'm seven weeks pregnant and all I've bought is a set of gender-neutral onsies with elephants on them. They are very cute. My mother-in-law bought us a Sophie the griaffe teething toy. Everything else will wait until we are little further along.
imariec imariec 7 years
the first things I bought were bibs that said "I love ____" (insert family member's relationship in the blank) - b/c I gave everyone a small gift bag with the big inside and had them open it at the same time. The first one to open and realize what it was won the bragging rights to say he/she was the first to know... but aside from that, which wasn't really for the baby - the first think I bought were a set of bongos :o) we're a musical family and I just couldn't not buy something musical as the first item.
miss-leanne miss-leanne 7 years
The first thing we bought after finding out I was pregnant was the little lamb papasan swing from fisher price, since it was gender neutral. As soon as we found out it was a girl, I bought a car seat and the matching stroller that I'd been drooling over.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
No, Anon @15, they are not. From Monash Univ: Sex = male and female Gender = masculine and feminine So in essence: Sex refers to biological differences; chromosomes, hormonal profiles, internal and external sex organs. Gender describes the characteristics that a society or culture delineates as masculine or feminine. For many people, these are the same. For some, they aren't. But if you don't believe that then there is not point in discussing it with you.
FshLover09 FshLover09 7 years
The first thing I bought was these cute little fur lined crocs...we still dont know what our baby will be but we got it in brown so its unisex
jenni5 jenni5 7 years
Footed sleepers in size 0-3 mths, since everything we got was 3-6 or 6-12 mths. Only lasted a month but much better than super huge sleepers.
lawchick lawchick 7 years
running - OMG congrats!!!! Wow, that was fast!
superstar2780 superstar2780 7 years
@sunkissis those sneakers are SO CUTE! I'm a sucker for tiny versions of adult shoes :)
mstrauss mstrauss 7 years
Hmmm...I think it was a pair of Islanders pajamas that came with a bowl, spoon and sippy. It was so cute!!
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Anon @ 8: it's "sex", not "gender." I'm really early - 8 weeks - and haven't bought anything lately. I really want to but it's so early :(
sunkissis sunkissis 7 years
believe it or not we bought a pair of sneakers before we knew if it was a boy or a girl. Luckily they are orange so our little girl will still rock them. They were the last pair and we LOVE them!
starbucks2 starbucks2 7 years
A onesie from a second hand store. I bought nearly nothing (except for her furniture) because a) we got everything (including car seat) from my sister in law b) I just didn't know what to get. Now I can't stop myself ;)
Deidre Deidre 7 years
A poster for our little girl's room that says "Doily Free Zone."
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 7 years
A pair of yellow newborn-size pajamas, because I didn't know whether we were having a girl or a boy. Turns out that the jammies were too small, though, and Miss Elizabeth ended up going home in the hospital's shirt and some little sweats.
gigiii89 gigiii89 7 years
we waited till we found out it was a boy and the first thing we bought was a pacifier with his name which was cool because they never have stuff with me or my husband's name :)
NyckieRocks NyckieRocks 7 years
The very first thing we bought was a onsie that said "Hello, I'm New Here." It was pale yellow with green writing and perfect for boy or girl! As soon as we saw it we knew it was what our baby would wear on the way home from the hospital. Even though our little guy was only 5 lbs the day we brought him home, we rolled up the sleeves (it was long sleeved) and he looked totally adorable!
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