Back when I had my kids, we only really bought the basics beforehand. I'm not superstitious, but I (along with most people as I recall) didn't feel comfortable fitting the house out with everything we'd need for the first six months of babyhood, until the baby arrived safely. I always felt that if anything went wrong I couldn't bear to return to a houseful of baby stuff
I get that things have changed, but it freaks me out to visit my daughter and son-in-law at the moment (3-4 weeks to go). The cot is up in the nursery, as is the bedside crib in their bedroom. The car seat is even installed in the car and they have bought more stuff than they will ever need in regard to equipment, blankets and clothes, all washed (that seems to be a thing now too) so consequntly nothing is returnable.
I get that I'm being illogical and over pessimistic, but for some reason, seeing all this stuff and their house looking as though a baby already lives there (they have a wool nest on a stand, complete with bedding a soft toy, already in the living room) is making me anxious about the birth where I wasn't before.
I don't know if I need reassuring that everything will be fine, or reassuring that I'm not the only person who feels antsy about them having absolutely everything ready at this point!
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