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  1. #16
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    thanks for all the feedback every one

    i think we will stick to not finding out. We really want a girl, but I wouldn't be upset if it was a boy either, we plan on having more than just two children so it's not like it is my last chance to have a girl. I think we will do what some of you have done and ask everyone not to buy presents until after the baby is born, since i can't stand yellow and green, we already have all the baby gear (pack n play, high chair, and exersaucer, car seats etc.) all gender neutral from our son, so that won't be a problem. I just think the moment of finding out what our baby is and naming him or her together and then announcing it to our families will be really special, and i feel as though because it will be such an exciting day if they don't like the name they'll be wise enough to keep their mouths shut! haha,

  2. #18
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    I chose not to find out my first baby's gender, for many of the reasons listed: Nobody in this world really needs an extra few months to start pushing their ideas of gender roles on my child, I like surprises, it doesn't really matter to me (I'm not going to be disappointed with one sex over the other), I want a lot of the baby's things (especially larger items) to be gender neutral for both economical and social reasons.

    Name didn't really factor into it - and regardless of the fact that we don't know, everyone is putting their two cents in. Originally, I had said I had picked a name for both a boy or girl and wasn't going to tell my family until the baby came, but that didn't stop them from negatively commenting on every name I have ever mentioned I liked, and suggesting their own.

    And to whomever said most newborn stuff is gender neutral: Where?!? I've found some gender neutral newborn things, but it was definitely a challenge! 90% of parents these days find out beforehand, and I'd say 90% of the clothing in stores reflects that.
    Lillian Elizabeth 6.16.13

  3. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by leadmythoughts View Post
    And to whomever said most newborn stuff is gender neutral: Where?!? I've found some gender neutral newborn things, but it was definitely a challenge! 90% of parents these days find out beforehand, and I'd say 90% of the clothing in stores reflects that.
    Perhaps that's true in other countries, but over here I'd say most of the stuff I come across for newborns is white! I haven't exactly been thoroughly searching for stuff, but if we pop down to ASDA, M&S or Mothercare, a lot of the cute little babygros, vests, hats etc are white, cream, grey, lemon or other pastel colours. There tends to be more of a pink/blue gender split the older the children are.

    I love seeing babies in white though! It's so pure and innocent and as an amateur photographer, I think little babas look so much better wearing white & neutral clothes in photos than if they're clad in commercialised pink Disney things

  4. #22
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    I think it is wonderful to wait and be surprised, what a wonderful, incredible surprise after all that hard work, how special to say "it's girl/boy!" BUT, we totally found out haha. Our little one was a huge (precious!!) surprise so I think finding out the sex made him seem more like a little person and less of an abstract sweet dream and helped my husband connect with him more. I wanted to wait but my husband was so excited and dying to know -he wanted to know everything about our baby, loved that baby so much, so we found out. I'm not sure if we'll find out for future little ones.
    Mama to my dear little bear <3

  5. #24
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    Quote Originally Posted by charlieandperry1 View Post
    Perhaps that's true in other countries, but over here I'd say most of the stuff I come across for newborns is white! I haven't exactly been thoroughly searching for stuff, but if we pop down to ASDA, M&S or Mothercare, a lot of the cute little babygros, vests, hats etc are white, cream, grey, lemon or other pastel colours. There tends to be more of a pink/blue gender split the older the children are.

    I love seeing babies in white though! It's so pure and innocent and as an amateur photographer, I think little babas look so much better wearing white & neutral clothes in photos than if they're clad in commercialised pink Disney things
    Agree with C&P here, most of the stuff we've got in the littlest sizes are whites and naturals. I did find some gorgeous white/pink striped babygros, but the pink was very pale and I would've used them for a boy as well. The only things we've got that's girlie are her little dresses, and some tights. But that's not really newborn stuff And we got some Hello Kitty socks as a pressie from my goddaughter.
    [FONT=Palatino Linotype][CENTER]My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014[/CENTER][/FONT]

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