Post # 31
- Wedding: June 2014 - DD born 2015 DS born 2017
I really sympathise with you, I do. And I’m sorry you’re getting a lot of stick here. The company woman shouldn’t have ruined the surprise like that and it was wrong of her for not listening to her customer’s request but it was a risk by involving a third party when you could have just bought a gender-neutral outfit.
If you do go on to have a second baby I hope nothing spoils the surprise for you. And if this will be your only child then I promise this really won’t upset you down the line, it won’t be a big deal. There are so many more important surprises to come- like what will they look like? When will they start talking? What will their interests be? What will their quirks be? There’s so much to come! 🙂
Post # 32
Why not just hope for a healthy baby and forget about this whole issue before it starts to turn into something a little silly.
Post # 33
This is exactly why I would never be team green. It seems like the secret always gets blown one way or another. It’s def a boy, OP. Congrats!
ETA: I agree with PP about the pink/blue thing. You were team GREEN…why wouldn’t you just get a green outfit!? I thought the big plus of being team green was so you wouldn’t have to dress your baby in pink or blue.
Post # 34
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
I was team green too, until the ULTRASOUND TECHNICIAN ruined it! I told her we didn’t want to find out, and after referring to my unborn baby as ‘she’ three times in a 20 minute period I got fed up and my curiosity got the best of me and I asked if it was a reflex to call all unborn babies ‘she’ or if I am carrying a girl. The technician sheepishly admitted she thought I was carrying a girl. That being said, she didn’t get a 100% clear ‘potty shot’, she is going by the fact she couldn’t find a penis…so it still COULD be a boy…but the technician, the person who interprets the ultrasound pics AND my doctor are all ‘pretty sure’ its a girl.
Darling Husband and I agreed to still ‘pretend’ we are on team green and only we know the suspicion it’s a girl. The reason WHY I wanted to be team green in the first place is because I know multiple people where they got the gender prediction wrong. I’d rather be surprised, than buy all the wrong stuff (and build up expectations) and be dissapointed when the opposite comes out.
Post # 35
carolinabelle : That’s a great idea. And then you could either give the other outfit to a friend or donate it to a shelter or even ask the hospital if they ever give clothing away to babies in need. That would be a win win for me!
Post # 36
snowflake8 : My poor cousin and his wife were team green. He went to an appointment with her and at some point stepped out into the hall at when he heard one nurse ask another nurse “This is for baby girl B*****?” and he was like Whhhaaaatttt? The poor guy took one for the team though and didn’t mention it to his wife until after the baby was born. He knew she really really wanted it to be a surprise. He told himself maybe the tech just said girl at random without knowing. I don’t blame her so much though because she probably thought she was fine being in the hallway. lol
Post # 37
Sounds like it’s costing you more money to deal with the surprise this way as opposed to buying a girl and boy outfit and bringing them both with you or buying just one gender neutral outfit. Will you look before the baby is born? If not, what’s the point of the outfit surprise? Buy both of the outfits you want and use the appropriate one.
Post # 38
I hate to ruin the surprise but its a baby. And it will probably be a boy or a girl. Congrats!
Post # 39
giaf1 : I literally don’t understand this. OP – couldn’t you just have bought a pink and blue outfit yoursefl and brought them hospital? Why make everything so complicated? Back out of this ridiculous deal and focus on your baby – which could still be either sex.
Post # 40
in theory this sounds like a good idea. but even if the lady didn’t ruin the surprise for you. you would need to wash the outfit ahead of time. so you would know before the baby arrives anyway.
and unless you are having professional pictures taken at the hospital, a cute going home outfit doesn’t really mean anything. i bought a green outfit for our baby. he was a premie. when we were sent home, i didn’t have anything for him to wear anyway and a friend brought me some clothes for him to wear. it was march and chilly. i was more concerned with safety and getting home than what he was wearing.
Post # 41
ajillity81 : We were team green. I bought one blue and one pink outfit for my baby to the hospital. He wore the blue one home, crapped all over it in the car, and was promptly changed the second we walked in the door.
Never wore that outfit again. Still laugh about how naive I was to this day….
Post # 42
I am sorry this happened. I am sure it was frustrating… but I think you made this a little too complicated.
Post # 43
ktsteimel : We are not team green and I think it is harder to stay that way with advanced ultrasound imaging. When our tech scrolled over inbetween the legs, she didn’t even have to say anything! And that was at 13 weeks! I am sure at my 20 weeks ultra sound it will be hanging all over the place! 🙂
20 years ago ultrasound sucked. You were lucky to see anything. But now, it is so clear!
Post # 44
misspenny2010 : I know, right! And who wants to turn their heads away at their babys 20 week ultrasound!? I want to stare at the bub for as long as possible.