(Closed) First Time Moms-to-Be and Team Green – Is it difficult to plan?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 32
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@LoveMikey:  +1, yes!  Our parents had no idea about gender and we came out okay.


Team Green, first time mom here.  It is hard sometimes just because I am nosey.)  I am hoping it will help us get more practical gifts rather than tutu’s and John Deer trucks.

Here’s another reason we are Team Green (prepare for the Uber Liberal) I think everything is gender netural.  

I have already purchased cloth diapers for example.  They are used, when I went to buy them I was asked what I was having,

“We won’t know.  We are not finding out.”  

“Ohh…then I will take the girlie ones out.”

“What’s girlie?” “Red, purple, pink, floral”

“Ohh…are you leaving blue in there?”


“Then it’s all perfect, give me them all.”

“Well what if you have a boy?”

“Then he will take a dump in a pink diaper.”


I then asked hubs what he thought about having 6 “girlie” diapers.

“Doesn’t the baby just shit in it.” Exactly.

My POV is that if blue and green are gender neutral then so is purple and red.  I also wouldn’t put my newborn in an uncomfortble, unecessary girl/boy outfit, like a zebra print tu-tu’s.  

Post # 33
264 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@MrsTillerResq:  It’s really not that hard 🙂 I am 33 weeks with my first and we haven’t found out the sex. If you buy the basic clothes and all big items in nuetral then you can use them for your other child/ren. 

I have a friend who found out she was having a girl and bought everything in pink, and has now realised if they have a boy next she will have to repurchase a lot! 

We have a few pink and blue clothes, but I won’t be returning the pink if we have a boy, in case next time we have a girl, and if not i can always give them to someone else 🙂 And really, you don’t need a massive amount of clothes to start out with. 

I had my baby shower last weekend and everyone bought toys and books which was great because I haven’t bought many yet. 

I’ve had my husbands sister nag me about us not finding out the sex (as she did with her first, and is about to find out with their second), but I honestly don’t care it’s our baby and we want to wait to find out at the birth 🙂

Post # 34
185 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I was due yesterday and team green. we have bought all the essentials in neutral and as you will most likely receive so many gifts once LO arrives we have just bought the basics; a few vests and sleep suits for those first few days. we went for a purple fabric pack on our pushchair which is either/or and now excited to see what we actually have cooking in there! 

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

DS is 4.5 months and we were team green. I loved not knowing and having thatsurprise at the end. There are a lot more neutral colours than green and yellow. Plus for clothes you don’t want to have a tonne of one size to start since you don’tI now how big the baby will be and how quickly they will move to the next size. 

Post # 36
273 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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@aliciapdx:  “then he will take a dump in a pink diaper” — that is awesome! haha!

Post # 37
2285 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

DH and I are not TTC just yet, but we’ve decided to be team green once we do. We’ll find out the gender but we won’t tell anyone until they’re at the baby shower. I want to do a gender reveal cake. White ont he outside, then you cut and the cake is either pink or blue. That way no once will be tempted to buy us gender specific stuff not on our registry.

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