Baby S will be here in about two months, and over the past two weeks I’ve found myself realizing I am not going to be pregnant for too much longer, and I’ve had the urge to make sure I’ve got everything here in the house. Baby essentials, plus those things I want for that dreaded postpartum period that will help the transition go smoother were on my must-get-soon list, which I recently completed.
I still remember the first thing I bought for him — before we were even pregnant with him. Each of my kids have a special blanket that they just love (for my youngest she bonded more with her pillow than blanket), so we picked up a special one when my husband and I started trying to conceive. For nearly a year and a half, it sat on my shelf taunting me as I worried I would not ever have another child to give it to. When that positive test showed up in early April, I was happy we had something already in house for him.
The first thing we got for baby when we knew he was on the way we purchased in the fifth month or so, as I was getting more and more comfortable that things would not turn for the worse — a common anxiety for those who have had multiple losses. It was a onesie that my youngest child chose for the new baby, and it marked the first time we all got really excited for his arrival.
We asked on the Babble Pregnancy Facebook page what was the first item you picked up for your child when you found out you were pregnant and so many of you replied with some great first-item picks.
Click through and read what Babble readers first picked up while they were pregnant for their soon-to-be-born babe:
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Devan is a freelance writer living in Toronto, Ontario with her husband, three kids and expecting baby #4 at the end of this year. Read more from Devan on Babble and “like” Accustomed Chaos on Facebook!