(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 # 32
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @MalbecMe:  YES! I hate surprises too, haha. I would of found out the moment I got the positive pregnancy test if it was possible. 

    Post # 33
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    (copied from another thread because I’m nursing and typing one-handed, haha!)

    We were Team Green. 

    I’ll admit that a lot of L&D is now blurry to me, but I will never ever forget the joy and excitement in my husband’s voice when he shouted “It’s a boy! We have a son! Honeybee we have a son!”

    I wanted to be Team Green before we even got pregnant, and had to talk Darling Husband into it. By the time we got to around 18 weeks he was gung-ho in full support of not finding out…and by then I wanted to, ha. He described it as opening a Christmas present early vs waiting…you still get the present and it’s still exciting if you open it early, but there’s a magic to waiting until Christmas morning to open it.

    All of that said we were dying to know by week 30 or so. If we have a second we might not wait to find out ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 34
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I want to find out.  It wasn’t even a question for us.  I don’t want all pink or all blue baby stuff, but nor do I want all green and yellow.  I also think the surprise will be just as sweet at ~20 weeks as it would be at the birth.

    Post # 35
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m totally a planner and will definitely find out.  Plus – the way I see it – it is still just as much of a surprise at 20 weeks as it is at 40.  But finding out at 20 gives me more ability to plan and prepare.

    Post # 36
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I was totally Team Green until I got my BFP. Then I got impatient..and just wanted to know. Plus, at 20 weeks, when I got my u/s. I wasn’t feeling that connected to my pregnancy, and finding out it was a girl totally helped me feel that connection with my baby.  I figure, there’s a baby coming out of me, that’s a pretty big exciting thing to happen on delivery day!!  

    Post # 37
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’m not TTC, but I’ve always known I don’t want to find out the gender. Having had 2 sisters had little ones it was so special for all of us to be there to find out on the day the baby is delivered. I want my Future Husband to announce the gender to me when the baby is delivered and that’ll be so super special!! Also, I’ve known SO many people who’ve found out the gender and all they get are clothes for shower gifts and nothing on their registry. As someone else said, I need stuff, not clothes! And besides, if you plan on having multiple children, it’s a heck of  a lot cheaper to have non-gender specific nursery because who knows what the gender of your future children will be. That stuff isn’t cheap.

    Post # 38
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I think for the first one, I’d like to know, just so we can plan a little. Once we have one or maybe two, we could go team green. I’d want to have the basic baby gear and then be able to supplement with gender-specific items. Although, I’d want all of the baby gear to be neutral for all of our babies, no matter boy or girl.

    Post # 39
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I am too much of a planner (and shopper) to NOT know.  We found out at 19w and wouldn’t have it any other way.

     

    @allyfally:  I’m with you…unisex stuff is ok in small quantities and for the big ticket stuff that you may reuse, but I wouldn’t want tons of it!

    @Kalamaz17:  I felt the same way – I felt MUCH more connected once I knew the gender!

    Post # 40
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    We are team elective-ultrasound-at-16-weeks because we just can’t wait!! It’s $85 and you get tons of great u/s pictures. We are taking my parents and we think it’ll be awesome!

    I think finding out at 16 weeks doesn’t make it any less of a surprise. I’m a planner and hope to have my nursery substantially complete at 20 weeks (big ticket items) because January-April is crazy busy at work. I’m due May 16th and I don’t want to be 35 weeks pregnant, trying to scramble and set up the nursery. It’d stress me out SO BADLY and stress is not good for the baby. Organizing gifts from the shower is one thing, completely starting from scratch on the nursery is a whole different ball game that I’m not willing to play at 35 weeks. 

    Post # 41
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My husband and I were way too impatient to wait until the baby was born so that’s why we decided to find out the gender at the anatomy scan. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 42
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Not pregnant but will be trying soon. I was always team green, it love the idea of a surprise and so does Fiance.

    But FI’s family desperately want a girl. I mean, really desperately. Ever since we started seriously dating Future Father-In-Law has been saying ‘whatever you do, I want a grand baby girl’ I have heard this so many times now from his whole family including all his brothers that if I don’t give them a girl they will be super disappointed. I want to find out so I can break it to them gently. So they have time to adjust and not feel let down. I know it’s ridiculous but I can’t bear the thought of going through the stress of a pregnancy not knowing and hearing them constatly talk about how they hope it’s a girl. 

    I don’t care either wayjust want a healthy happy bub ๐Ÿ™‚

     

    Post # 43
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I hate surprises so I found out what my baby was. Also I wanted a boy so if they told me it was a girl I wanted a little time to adjust to the idea of a girl and not be told as they handed my baby to me for the first time. I also liked calling my son by his name while he was still in my belly. I also took a good week picking out the ‘take home outfit’ lol… I like to shop and plan and decorate, so without knowing I would be pretty lost on all of that.

    Post # 44
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    @dynamic_duo:  OMG I’m sooooooooo glad to hear that I’m not that only one who has had to adjust to having a boy.  I wanted a girl soooo bad and found out 2 days ago that we’re having a boy and am still adjusting!

    There’s no way I could be team green.  We were TTC for 2 years with a lot of trouble.  There were so many unkowns in that process, that I want to know what’s ahead of me if I can help it.  Plus, I’m a huge planner and wanted to be able to get everything ready – nursery, name, clothes, etc. before the baby makes his appearance.  I just don’t like not knowing something that I can possibly know the answer to.

    Post # 45
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m too much of a shopper NOT to know as well. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I totally understand wanting the gender to be a surprise for some people. I’ve decided that other than my immediate fam or mom, Darling Husband and I will be the only ones to know the gender before birth. 

    Post # 46
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Candy_Nee:  I feel you guys! I want a girl badly as much as I keep telling myself I’m fine with either. I think finding out the gender will be super exciting or give me time for a mind-adjustment after having my heart set on a girl all my life. 

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