Post # 47
A cousin of mine was Team Green. She got lots of yellow, white, blue and green clothes, but had a girl. So she’s spent the first 6 months telling people that her baby IS a girl. Baby boys and baby girls look so much alike that people normally take their cues from the clothing.
Post # 48
Darling Husband and I are definitely Team Green and I just know when the time comes, we’re going to be badgered like crazy about it. My sisters both found out with both of theirs…there’s an expectation that we will too. But I really want to be surprised and I want Darling Husband to be able to tell everyone. I like gender neutral too. Not green and brown, but I love the idea of a bright white and light gray nursery. Then you can accent with bright pops of color or an area rug after the fact. But yeah, white crib, white furniture, wood floor, light gray walls….I love that. I don’t want sailboats and trains OR butterflies and princesses. I want white onesies with a barnyard animal on the front, a Vera Bradley baby bag that I can use as part of my style, and grey herringbone TOMs baby shoes for either gender. Yes…..team green. I also really don’t want to name a child beofre it’s born. It’s just weird to me. i want Darling Husband and I to look into his or her eyes and name him/her.
Post # 49
I want to know what my baby is as soon as I can find out. I’ve never liked surprises, and I also like being prepared and having my future planned out. Knowing the gender of the baby will put me more at ease and I’ll be able to purchase gender specific items if I want to. Darling Husband really wants to know what the baby will be too.
Post # 50
@apex: Ha ha.. That was us too! We found out at 17 weeks with an elective scan. 🙂
Post # 51
Can I just say that I’m so glad you ladies who “want a girl” or ‘want a boy” or whichever are saying, “I want the time to adjust to it being ‘x’ gender”, instead of “in case I’m disappointed by the gender”? There was a thread I killed awhile back with a bunch of people talking about being disappointed by their kids gender and completely overlooked the fact that they’re having healthy pregnancies and healthy babies (something many women dream of). I think I just hate the word “disappointment” used in correlation with your child.
Post # 52
@caits615: I always hesitate before saying anything about wanting to know because of a gender prefrence, and I would never judge anyone for using the word disappointed. I can see why it bothers you, though. I think that when your baby comes you’re going to be thrilled regardless – but in my case I’ve always pictured having a little girl, and although I’d be thrilled for a boy too and have nephews I love to pieces, I could use some time to mentally re-adjust my line of thinking. But yeah, I would have a moment of being disappointed about the girl I wouldn’t be having (especially since we’re planning on only having one child), but then I’d move on to being thrilled about my little boy. Hope that makes sense.
Post # 53
@ChemistryBride: This! My mom has actually said to me “I hope you aren’t going to find out!” – not that it’s her decision at all, but her stories about hearing what my brothers and I were on the days we were born are so cute she has me convinced. I think I will only do it for my first also, though. Practicality (and my uber Type A over-planner personality) will likely take over for any other babies, haha.
Post # 54
I’m going to be honest. I’m only team green because my husband has wanted the sex of his child to be a surprise his entire life. Otherwise I would totally know!
Post # 55
@Wonderstruck: yup that summed up how i feel. i didn’t put much thought into how i worded my post on here and i don’t feel bad to say that i was initially disappointed when i found out i was having a boy. I had been hoping for a girl and when you don’t get something you have your hopes set on, you feel disappointment – it’s natural. I also knew that i would adjust to it and be excited.
And i can honestly say now that i would be a little disappointed if i found out the ultrasound was wrong and i was really having a girl! why, because i have grown to picture my little boy growing inside me, and he has become a real person to me, so to find out he is someone else (as in a “she”), it would be weird and require another adjustment. Also, i have a name picked out that I love and i’ve bought tons of boy stuff!