Hi I am 37 weeks pregnant and have shown baby clothes/items and nursery off to.some close friends when they have come round to.visit! My partner says this not normal to invite people up into bedrooms and into cupboards for all to see and now I'm.wondering whether this not appropriate? Advice please xx
It's all part of the fun of having a baby! I love having a mooch around friend's newly decorated nurseries and cooing over all of the new baby clothes. Your DP is a killjoy, you enjoy sharing the excitement with your friends and family!
I was showing off baby clothes and pram to friends at 19 weeks! I asked my friends' boys if they thought my husband would like them as they have dinosaurs on. One of them said no as he didn't think my husband likes babies!!
Yesterday I showed a load of baby clothes to a friend who was round and she loved sharing it, but after i felt a little odd, like we were enjoying the fun stuff but not not even met baby yet. I think it's like not telling till 12 weeks, or not buying till after 20 weeks.. like I don't want to jinkx it thinking everthings ok. Same reason I feel uncomfortable about baby showers.
However my husband was really pleased I'd showed someone else the latest baby outfits so he didn't have to listen to me going gaga again. He only has limited excitement about another lot of pink onesies!
I love doing this with my mum and DH (who I think is mostly being polite). I can't do it with my friends since they come round as a group and one is struggling through IVF so I need to keep it reigned in. If I could I'd be showing everyone!! Have fun!
We hope to have our nursery done by Christmas (I'll be 28 weeks ) and actually think I will start sitting in the nursery adoring it adn thinking of my little boy in it...
I know I'll be in a minority here but I'm with your DP on this - I've always felt uncomfortable with nurseries etc before the baby arrives. But yanbu it's your pregnancy so do what you like, good luck for the final stretch x
I think its just a woman thing, men just don't understand the excitement a woman gets when she's showing off her baby clothes, nursery etc etc.
I remember my friend would always show me babies wardrobe a few days after she found out she was having a little girl. I also posted a pic on fb of my baby boy clothes I'd purchased!! Don't feel any less than normal
I'm in the reverse scenario. My DH is showing everyone round the nursery and I am uncomfortable with it.
The reason being that I am a private person, and I hate all our hopes and dreams being splayed over the walls and in items we've bought before the baby is actually here. Before we know what's even going to happen.