I was def considering maternity clothes. But we have bought a capsule, the car insert for it, the pram frame that matches it, and another pram from the same range which can be interchanged with it (normal seat not capsule, for when older etc). Also have a nappy bin and something else, I'm sure, but I can't think what now...
I will be buying a cot/changetable/dresser set in the next few weeks as I found a reputable company that is doing a deal for the whole set. I'm going to buy a few other things then too (furniture stuff, to make sure I get all the same wood stain - I hate things not matching!!). The other big purchase I want to make early is a nursing chair. I will be spending for quality here, as I know I will be spending a lot of time in that chair haha. I'll make sure it can do full 360 degree swing, with leg rest, and can rock or lock in to not rock. Arm rests too. And I'll buy a nursing pillow. No point being uncomfortable when it will be 90% of your day in there for at least the first few weeks
I'm tossing up whether to put a tv in the nursery. On one hand I think it's a terrible idea... but on the other hand, I want to be able to spend my time in there, and not have to move out to the loungeroom if I get bored, etc. And I'm the sort who downloads tv shows and watches them in my spare time, so I can picture me having that going while I'm nursing. I'm just very torn there.... seems so... wrong? Any input ladies?
One thing I will say to you all is PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't buy tonnes of clothes. Even gender neutral clothes. It's probably the one true thing that you will have no control over the variables. Ok sure, you don't know if it will be a boy or a girl, therefore you go neutral. But it's not that easy. You don't know if you're going to have a long baby, and therefore have to upsize much quicker than expected. Or if you have a 5lber, and so all your 000 don't fit yet, and you need to buy a whole new "premmie" wardrobe, and by the time they're ready for their 000s it's the wrong season for them. Or you have a 10lber, and ALL the 0000s you bought are completely wasted, and bub starts in 000-00s. Or you buy the CUTEST little outfits and jumpers and body suits, but bub is born in Nov, and you don't get to use them because by the time the season is right, they're already in 00s. There's just NO WAY of knowing any of these things, and it's SUCH a waste. As mum-to-be's we get so excited, and look at all the beautiful things, but let us be honest with ourselves; our babys will live in a nappy and a singlet for summer, or a nappy a singlet and a bodysuit for winter. They will be plain coloured, and they will be covered in poo & vomit for most of the day.
Sorry, don't mean to lecture anyone or anything, I just don't want anyone to get disappointed and spend lots of money on pretty things just to have them go to waste haha. I think these pretty outfits should wait until they're like 6 months and you know their growth rate and their style. Anyway, I'll stop blabbing!!