My DH and I are first time parents and are doing everything on our own. We are not being thrown a shower. Our parents are not contributing to setting up the nursery or buying any of the baby stuff. We've saved up and are financially in good shape to buy everything ourselves. We expect we'll get some non-essential gifts from friends after LO is born, but know the bulk of it will be on us.
I keep hearing there is so little that you need at first and have made a good list of those items, which we plan to buy in early January after the holidays. My question though is should we just go on a spree and buy everything then? Or wait for the completion discount? When do they offer that to you? I keep thinking that our world is going to be turned upside down after the LO arrives and the last thing we'll have time or sanity for is a trip to BBB.