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Asked by lrivera0927

Q: Opinions please

I am 14 weeks and 1 day pregnant and 24 years old.

I haven't bought anything for the baby yet as I am waiting to find out the gender, but if I see like diapers and wipes on sale and want to purchase my mom gets mad and starts screaming at me saying things like "its too early to buy anything", etc.

I overheard my mom tell her best friend over the phone that she had no intentions on doing my baby shower. My best friends live in another state so I don't expect them to plan an entire shower. So I decided to choose a date and start looking for a venue. My mom also got pissed and started flipping out, same thing, its too early and I'm not suppose to plan my own shower.

Is it really too early to start buying little things so I can stack up on it?

Is it really horrible for me to start planning my baby shower?

I know people my age who have planned or participated in their baby shower planning. I really don't have anyone else who would do it for me.

This question was asked Jun. 23, 2016 3:57pm
Category: Baby Showers

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Answered by pbc910 - Jun. 24, 2016 1:27pm
I don't think 14 weeks is too early to start preparing. I probably starting buying clothing at that time although I did find that difficult not knowing the sex of the babies (twins). I decided not to stock up on diapers just in case my twins were allergic to a certain brand. I did buy a couple packs of various brands but only a handful. Wipes though, those are great to stock up on and I've found no real preference in brands. In terms of baby shower, if you want one and have no one else to plan it, I say plan it yourself! I put off a lot of things in my pregnancy for later weeks but there is something really nice about being prepared early. It's just one less thing to think about.

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Answered by Angela18 - Jun. 23, 2016 7:09pm
You are out of the first trimester and it is YOUR pregnancy not hers so do what you feel. Sucks that your mom is being that way, almost sounds like a weird jealousy thing but whatever. I find it is nice to start buying things gradually because you may not want to be running out doing everything at once towards the end especially if you become uncomfortable and especially if you are like us and want to plan financially for what you need. It's your time so don't let anyone rain on your parade girl. We aren't out of the first tri yet but are contemplating starting some preparations because believe me it goes fast!

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Answered by MrsRabren - Jun. 23, 2016 6:52pm
We started buying a pack of diapers every payday, in varying sizes, to build a stock pile. That, combined with what we got at the shower, gave us a nice cushion! So glad we did that! Most stores will allow you to exchange sizes later on too as long as the package isn't open, just in case you get too many of one size. It's never too early to get a head start. It will take the financial pressure off a bit right after the baby is born!

Sorry your mom being supportive.

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