So I am a person who is impatient and likes to prepare for things as much as possible. I also like to check things off the to-do list. I am starting to get nervous about being prepared for baby. Mentally I am fine, except for a minor freak-out about all the stuff that isn't done/that we don't have yet.
There are still things in the nursery that need to be moved out, but DH won't let me lift them. Then we have to set up the nursery and we don't even have most of the stuff we need for baby! Over the pregnancy I have slowly been accumulating items (car seat/stroller, high chair, swing, etc.) and every time I do, DH complains there won't be enough things for other people to give us. He is convinced his parents will buy us a crib and lots of other things, that MIL wants to "spoil" her first grandchild. MIL has also mentioned she wants to throw my shower, but DH and I have yet to hear anything else about it, and now the ILs are about to leave on a 2-3 week vacation in FL, where they will also be looking for a potential home to retire to.
I am just turning 27 weeks and starting to get antsy. I don't expect other people to give us gifts, and am prepared to pay for everything myself, even though financially gifts would really help us out. DH seems to think there is plenty of time left, but I get so stressed out leaving things til the last minute, especially in Holiday season.
I'm not sure what to do. Am I freaking out over nothing? Should I just buy all the things anyway to make sure we are prepared? (DH would be pissed) But i don't want to count on these supposed gifts that are not guaranteed to be here on time, if at all. I hate just leaving all of this "undone." Advice please and thank you!