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    Default Buying baby stuff whilst TTC

    Hey guys,

    Just wondering if anyone brought stuff for baby Either before or whilst TTC before they were pregnant ?

    I have trouble passing up bargains when I see them. Hehe

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    Guilty! I have a few bits and pieces in a TTC box... Also where we keep all our TTC & pregnancy books and mags etc. DFs parents come over often, so we can't keep it all just laying around.

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    I didn't, and I'm so glad I didn't. It ended up taking 2.5 years and a few rounds of IVF. I would have hated walking past a room during all that time, knowing I had baby items stored in there that might never get used

    I knew a couple who bought lots of stuff and set up their nursery while TTC. They did IVF for 7 years and had to give up. They then had to sell all their baby stuff, which would have been so heartbreaking, so that was always in the back of my mind.

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    Nope nothing with dd1 (which took 2 years) untill we were 30+ weeks... we sold all baby stuff, then 5 years later went through IVF and then bought nothing for potential #2 until we were 20+weeks. Nothing for #3 (ds1 our FET bub) until he was born.

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    No I never did. But then I didn't ever really try to get pregnant, it happened by (happy) accident with my first child. So baby stuff wasn't even on my radar. Perhaps it would be different if I had been trying for years etc.

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    no way. more than anything I'm superstitious and was scared I'd jinx myself.

    plus it's not appropriate yet. what if you're ttc for years etc?

    I tentatively started buying stuff after the 12 week mark I think.

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    We're currently TTC through IVF and I really really want to buy baby stuff! But I'm not letting myself in case of disappointment. I love shopping though and it's taking all my willpower not to trying to keep myself happy by researching lots of products instead.

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    No way would I ever do that. You could easily jinx yourself and you don't know how long it will actually take to even get pregnant. It's always fun looking at the clothes etc but if you start you may not be able to stop

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    Yep I did. Fell pregnant, had a miscarriage. Fell pregnant again, another miscarriage. Tried for another 18 months and had 4 chems.

    I always bought baby stuff if I though it was really unique or that I wouldn't be able to find it again. More like handmade items etc.
    There is no such thing as jinxing it, I had to remind myself that a few times when I started buying things for this pregnancy. I don't regret it and we are expecting our first in a few weeks.

    However in saying that, when I had my second miscarriage, we didn't find out Bub had passed until 12 weeks, so I had bought a few bits and pieces before then. Those items I can't bring myself to use with this baby, as I didn't buy them for him.

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    I never bought anything for any of my bubs until 20ish weeks pregnant.
    I am currently TTC and have started crocheting a blanket that will potentially be used if we conceive again, if not, I will gift it to someone else.


 

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