I'm wondering what people think....I have friends that are very superstitious and tell me it's bad luck to do it before 30 weeks or so...what do you think is the appropriate time?
I am having twins & started looking at furniture around 13-14 weeks, knowing it could take up to 12 weeks to come in. I'm very glad that I did b/c I ended up on bedrest at 26 weeks and thankfully the furniture was all in & I had the room painted already, so the decorating touches are the only thing missing but I'm not super stressed about that.
ETA: I'm not a big 'bad luck' person but I will admit that it made me nervous to order furniture so early & risk something happening & then I'd potentially be stuck with the furniture/reminder...?
Purchasing or not purchasing baby things is not going to change the outcome of your pregnancy so I think that whole "luck" think is ridiculous. Like if you did buy something and something horrible happened these same people would say it was your fault b/c you bought something? How awful.
I said 13-20 weeks though simply b/c we started ordering things around 18 weeks.
EMTX:I voted 20-30 because that's when most people find out the sex (if they want to know).We decorated immediately after finding out!
iuplori:I don't do the whole "luck" thing, but I voted for 20-30 weeks b/c it's typically the time women feel the best, aren't too awkward to maneuver, and are past the biggest risks of losing the baby like in early pregnancy.