During the second trimester you can start decorating your baby's room (or corner) and assembling all the things you will need. In this way you will avoid a last-minute rush and you will be able to choose calmly or look for bargains or arrange to borrow things from friends. The biggest pleasure will probably come from choosing baby clothes – even if you are borrowing them you should buy one or two items yourself, perhaps the outfit that you will dress your baby in when it is time to return home from hospital. You can also include some items on a list that you give to relatives who wish to get a present to mark your baby's birth.
For winter babies: