bodie1011 wrote:Happy New Years Everyone!!
Question for you, especially the mothers of twins out there - how soon did you get the nursery all set up and furnished? I'm thinking with twins I want everything basically done by 30 weeks, because by then I'll probably be huge, and you never know how early they might come. So I am trying to pick out paint colors and ordered cribs yesterday! Am I being overly aggressive?
Hi, we went to IKEA yesterday to check out nursery furniture, etc. We picked everything out, but didn't get anything just yet. Basically, the plan is to have a list of everything we need/want to get by the end of the month. Most stuff will go on the registries (furniture won't); we'll be having 2 registries: BRU & Amazon. I need to have the registries up by the end of the month as that is when the invitations for the shower will be going out. The shower will be Sunday, March 4th. I will be 30w3d then. Whatever isn't bought off the registries will be bought that week & following weekend. I'll be a little over 31w. As far as the furniture for the nursery, we will be going back to IKEA towards the end of February to purchase everything & then, we'll set everything up. So, the nursery will be put together just before the shower.
We ran into a couple w/ boy/girl twins at IKEA yesterday & started chatting w/ them. Her due date last year was the same as mine (May 10th), but she delivered on April 8th, so she was a little over 35w. That confirmed my plan to have pretty much everything ready by the time I'm 33w.
I don't really think there's a "right" time to start getting things ready & purchasing items. The reason for my "delay" is that we wanted to really research, shop around, get people's personal experience stories/suggestions, etc. It's whatever works for you. We have definitely started getting some stuff here & there...DH's diaper bag, swim floatties (for when they're older...but they were so cute & on clearance, so DH couldn't resist), clothes, diapers, nursery books, rattle toys, etc. We picked out their bedding from Amazon, but will be purchasing it on our own instead of putting it on the Amazon registry. I'll be ordering them this coming weekend. I decided to rent a pump from the hospital instead of buying one/putting one on a registry. We are also signing up for classes at the hospital we'll be delivering (childbirth education, BFing, infant care) & a maternity hospital tour. These will all be in March when I'm between 31w & 33w.