Those who went team green…worth it?

posted 1 year ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: What was it like being team green?

    AMAZING! Totally worth it, 10/10 recommend it!

    It was fine.

    Totally overrated, didn't live up to the hype.

    I've never been team green but love voting in polls.

  • Post # 47
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    I have no chill and definitely couldn’t do this. I loved finding out early. I feel like it gave us a special bond with the baby from so early on. And now we are doing IVF and will literally choose which sex to transfer, which is crazy.

    But my friends who have done this loved it, so 🤷🏻‍♀️

    PS – I had friends (acquaintances) who found out and then didn’t tell anyone, and it was super annoying.  “we know but we aren’t telling you” (and didn’t even tell family) …. um ok, enjoy your little secret that you’re lording over everyone. It was weird.  Don’t do that. 

    Post # 49
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

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    @dianaj17:  lol exactly. Like, way to suck the oxygen out of the room. “Oh wow you’re pregnant, how awesome! Is it a boy or a girl?!” “Well, we know but we aren’t telling anyone.” “Ummmmmmm ok….”

    Post # 50
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    Helper bee

    @KittyYogi:   @dianaj17:  

    I don’t want to be Team Green AT ALL, but I kind of understand the appeal of finding out and then keeping it a secret.

    Like, you want to find out (as you are super impatient), but you don’t want people showering you with gendered clothing and gear. 

    I can totally see my husband’s family getting us everything pink under the sun when we have a girl, even if we request gender-neutral to use for our future children. 

    I wouldn’t do it myself though.

    Post # 52
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

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    @dianaj17:  
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    @alexam: 

    I too definitely see the appeal. We might even do this if our next baby is a girl (I don’t really like frilly pink everything and we already have super cute clothes from our son).

    But like Diana said above, just pretend you don’t know instead of lording it over everyone like a sociopath. Because even if you don’t intend it to seem that way, it 100% does. 

    Post # 53
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2019

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    @dianaj17:  we found out the sex by mistake but haven’t told anyone that we know. It’s been kind of fun to have people guess. I am not sure how long we’ll keep it a secret between the two of us but if we started telling people I wouldn’t tell people I know and than not tell them. I think that’s odd however, I don’t think it’s odd that people don’t share the names they are considering. That I understand completely but see how it’s a contradiction. 

    Post # 54
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

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    @dianaj17:  We were team green!  Hearing “it’s a girl!” from my husband was a pretty cool moment.  However, I do feel like I was more disconnected from the pregnancy than if I would have known “it” was a “she” and I could use her name.  We are currently trying for baby #2 and I had to talk my husband into it, but we are going to find out this time!

    Post # 55
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    Honey Beekeeper

    I’m not aware of any hype in real life other than on forums like this one. We chose not to know the sex of any of our children in advance, but that was more about waiting for the baby to safely arrive and having no preference other than a healthy baby, not associated with exclusively gender neutral items etc. Babies need very little when they first come home and deliveries can be shipped overnight or close. 

    Post # 56
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    Helper bee

    We will figure out because I have no chill when it comes to be patient, and for names I would rather be able to focus on one gender. 

    The one thing I don’t understand is that gender neutral stuff today needs to be all grays and beiges and whatnot. It seems so boring. You can use color and still not subscribe to gender stereotypes. I’d rather have a girl that owns a pink dress and a blue shirt with dinosuars, than a girl that only wears gray. Colors are fun! 

    Post # 57
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    Helper bee

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    @revonue:  Just commented about this and I totally agree! It seems like by focusing on “neutral” colors, we’re still accepting as a society that pink is girls and blue is for boys. Can’t we just make all coloes neutral? 

    Post # 58
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Nope needed to know. We went fairly gender-neutral with much of the stuff for my daughter. Mainly in hopes of using it again with our second hopefully. We got so much PINK stuff at our shower its overwhelming. I almost hope our second will be a girl so I’ll get used out of everything. That and in order to decide on a name I needed to know the sex. I know we could have had two names ready but we were lucky to agree on one so it made it easier. 

    Post # 59
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

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    @gingerbee1234:  yes! I dress my son in a lot of bright colorful clothes… red, yellow, teal, rainbows, etc. I plan to use all those clothes again if we have a girl. Gender neutral doesn’t need to be literally neutral colors. He’s only a toddler so he doesn’t really have opinion yet, but I always tell him “All colors are for everyone.” He has a bright purple snowsuit that was the cutest. 

    Post # 60
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    Blushing bee

    I’m expecting my first baby and wanted to go team green. But when started looking at nursery ideas, and clothing, I didn’t like any of the neutral baby stuff. So we decided we wanted to know. I’m so glad we did! I really thought I was having a girl, but NO, it’s a boy and very proud to show off his stuff! LOL 

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