I’m a major plan ahead, be prepared kind of person. We bought a crib and a bunch of other stuff when I was 3 months pregnant with Meg (we knew someone getting rid of all their baby stuff, so it was then or never on this particular stuff). My second cousin dropped off hand-me-down baby clothes all the way up to 12 mo when I was 6 months pregnant. Meg’s room was completely ready, clothes washed and all, well in advance of her arrival.
One of my friends comes from a superstitious family/culture. When she gave birth to her first child, she had 2 onesies. That’s it. She said she wouldn’t be quite as strict about buying nothing ahead (though she wouldn’t buy much), but her mom is very adamant about it. They didn’t buy a bassinet until the child was born. They didn’t buy a crib until he had almost outgrown the bassinet. They do occasionally buy clothes 1 size ahead, but hide them from her mom.
Where on the spectrum do you fall?
(By the way, these “Quick Question Day” posts aren’t an official “thing” I’m getting from somewhere. I just figured I could use at least one day a week during NaBloPoMo where the post was easy and really quick, so anytime I thought of or ran across questions like this I saved them for Saturdays.)