Quoting Megs!:" I am almost 18 weeks and my nesting instinct is already crazy! I was wondering when you ladies give into ... [snip!] ... figured I'd just tape receipts to boxes and wouldn't open them until 24 weeks? Lol I'm a nut! I am just so excited for my son."
I would say buy your big things. I bought my bassinet, my crib and then put my stroller and car seat on lay away. I honestly wish I had bought more then I have right now, because I have 7 and 1/2 weeks until my little boy is here and I feel like I don't have anything lol. I mean I do have stuff but I wish I would have bought and given in to my want to shop more then I did. I would say purchase things like some blankets, and your big thing and stuff like the wash clothes and, the baby creams and safety kit, anything that you know for sure you won't get at your shower, and make sure you keep the receipts to it all. I would say go ahead mama. I am feeling pretty stressed out that I didn't buy more stuff in the beginning. I knew I wouldn't get much at my shower, but now I still have my CD to buy, and my diaper bag, and just a few other things that I wanted to buy but decided to wait on. Remember like you said you can always return them
. Buying all at once makes it harder, and makes with where you may forget something
so I like the buying over time method!