(Closed) Team green. Why or why not?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: Team green?
    Team green all the way! : (51 votes)
    45 %
    Not team green. : (63 votes)
    55 %
  • Post # 3
    5107 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @Sweet.Sugar.Rose:  Since I was little (I was one of those kids that wanted to be a mommy forever) I just knew that I wanted to be team green. Getting closer to actually becoming pregnant (we are TTC now) I’ve teetered a little bit, but ultimately I think I will choose to be team green. You have so few true surpises in life and I want to have this be one of them.

    Post # 4
    2424 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Not pregnant yet, but I think I will be on team green for my first baby. My mom always told me that the gender of your baby is one of the only true surprises in life, so I’ve always just thought of it that way. So I plan to have the first be a surprise, but the next ones I will probably be over the novelty and want to know if I need to buy stuff for the other gender!

    Post # 6
    121 posts
    Blushing bee

    id love the surprise, i also really like green. lol

    Post # 7
    5474 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I am very much a plan ahead, be prepared, type A person… so I was super shocked when my first reaction to getting a BFP was that I did NOT want to find out the gender until birth.

    Part of it is that I don’t want 100 frilly pink dresses when what I really need is a stroller/carseat/highchair/etc…  and if we end up having more than one child, and the second one is the opposite sex from the first, we’ll have all of our big ticket items covered since they won’t be pink or blue.

    The other part is that I want MrDane to be the one to bust out into the waiting room and announce proudly to our families that we have a son or daughter.  I think that is a memory that he’ll cherish forever.  I also am toying with the idea of him being the first to pick the baby up when (s)he comes out and place him/her on me, and being the first person to see the gender.  I know that even in the best birth scenarios my pie in the sky idea may or may not work, but I feel like this is something that HE should be able to experience first.  I think it will be an amazing and exciting memory for him to have of our baby.

    That said, I think if we have more children later I’ll be more open to finding out the gender ahead of time, but I’m undecided about that.  I just want to get through the first pregnancy & delivery safely & in one piece!

    Post # 8
    6996 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    @Sweet.Sugar.Rose:  I love the idea of team green but seeing as this is my first I really wanted to know what we were having so I could properly prepare. Its funny though because I tried to go neutral on things that another baby may use like stroller, boppy, even bedding. I didn’t want to go too boy or too girl on much of anything outside of clothes. I think I may go team green in the future if we are lucky enough to have more babies.

    Post # 9
    1474 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    My team green reason is different than most. I’m really concerned about having a lot of ultrasounds, so I won’t be having any more unless they are medically necessary. So I guess that makes us team green!

    Post # 10
    8482 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I’m not pregnant, but I will definitely NOT be team green. I just think unisex stuff is quite ugly.

    Post # 11
    966 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    We are team green.  My husband was the one who really didn’t want to know, I was either way.  23 weeks in now i have to sasy I’m kinda liking not knowing.  It’s very exciting.  We’ll get to hear the Dr say “it’s a boy” or “it’s a girl”.  We had planned on doing the big ticket items gender neutral anyway in case we are able to have more children.  

    Post # 12
    478 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    I’m definitely team green for our first, due in March — I might be more open to finding out ahead of delivery for (fingers crossed) future babies.

    My husband wanted to find out, but he was swayed when I pointed out that he would be the one announcing the surprise to everyone — “it’s a girl” or “it’s a boy!” The thought of him doing that just makes my heart melt, because I know he will be BEAMING. Also, he was “swayed” by the fact that I’m the one pushing the baby out, so I get the final say 😉

    I actually LOVE gender neutral stuff, though it can be hard to find — I like yellows and greens and whites for little newborns.

    It was a little difficult to resist the temptation to find out going into our anatomy scan, but now that we’re past that point, I’m really happy that it will be a delivery day surprise!

    Post # 13
    1183 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I think that if I get pregnant soon after we start trying, I will want the sex to be a surprise.  However, if it takes a long time to conceive, I might want to know during an ultrasound.  Call me crazy.

    Post # 14
    5543 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @DaneLady:  I am with you on the gender specific colors!

    I don’t want to know whenever we get pregnant. I am not going to have an all pink or blue nursery anyway. Well, it might be blue either way actually. 🙂 I spoiled the surprise of getting proposed to, I want SOME kind of fun suprise in life. 

    Post # 15
    7899 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

    @DaneLady:  I’m also super Type A and am team green.

    For me, being Type A and being team green are totally compatible. I feel like when everyone else know the gender, other people make a lot of decisions for you. Just think of a baby shower where everything is ugly pink (I love pink, but the pinks they use for little girls and the amount of it and the near exclusiveness of it drives me crazy) even if you asked for no pink. Plus, you get a lot more unwelcome advice about names. We get to dictate a lot more of these terms because we don’t know and no one else does either.

    I am looking forward to the surprise, and I have not ofund it more difficult to plan for our baby because I don’t know the gender. Rather, not knowing helps me stick to my original plan to have as much gender neutral stuff as possible. I can’t break down and change my mind when I see some adorable train-themed bedding set or butterfly-themed stroller, or whatever. It also helps us stick to our plan not to name the baby until we meet him or her.

    I get to experience so many things first: the realization I might be pregnant, seeing the pink line, getting confirmation at Planned Parenthood, feeling the baby quicken, going through physical changes in preparation… all these things happen to me and Darling Husband watches, supports, experiences second-hand, etc. But he will get to be the one to tell me wheather our baby is a boy or a girl. I’m about to cry about it right now I’m so emotionally excited about that moment.

    I am bonding with my baby. I don’t understand how you would need to know the gender ot bond with the baby. Babies don’t exhibit any gender-based characteristics until toddlerhood or sometimes later anyway.

    Post # 16
    527 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I haven’t voted because we aren’t TTC but I think Fiance and I have different opinions on this topic lol.  Fiance want to find out… just so it will be easier to prepare.  He is right in some respects because we will be able to think of gender-specific names, buy appropriate bedding/clothes and decorate the nursery accordingly.  BUT I always thought it would be a fun experience to not find out until the bub is born.  My mum has 2 children, I was the eldest and then I have a little sister.  My parents found out with me, but then my sister was a suprise.  I was talking to FI’s aunty about this topic and she said she was team green for both kids (she has a boy and girl).  She said that the suprise was really lovely and said that these days so many ppl find out the gender, pick the name… and all that.  So once the bub is born there are no qus to ask about it.. besides weight….. She recons it takes the fun out of it. 

    With all that in mind, I think I will hold strong and remain team green… Fiance and I will have to discuss it more when our TTC time comes.. but I am pretty persuasive 😛

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