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post #21 of 88
I had (have in storage) a ton of gender neutral clothes for the newborn with DS. Carter's has some nice lines (we used footy pajamas a lot) and a lot of boy clothes would work for a girl as well.
I'm looking forward to pulling out my stash and going through it. Will probably wait though till I'm at least in the 2nd tri. redface.gif
post #22 of 88
Thread Starter 

I totally think there used to be more neutral options before routine gender ultrasounds.  My sister was born in 1991 and they did an ultrasound for my mom but I can't remember if she chose not to find out or if they weren't that advanced yet.  Either way it was easy to find stuff that was neutral, and she got a lot of gifts beforehand that were neutral.

 

I have a decent neutral stash for the newborn stage.  After that I went a touch girl crazy.

post #23 of 88

I'm thinking PINK.  I was wrong with my guess with DD, so I could be totally wrong with this one too! :)

post #24 of 88

Blue.  I think I'm a boy maker, which is just fine with me.  I'd love a house full of boys.

post #25 of 88

I had a dream the night before we conceived that I would give birth to a boy.  Gender predictor says girl, and it was right last time, but I am not sure this time around.  With my first, I had a VERY strong preference for girl, this time I don't have a strong preference either way.  I would love to have two little girls, but I really would like to have a son also.  I think if it's a boy, we might be done, but if it's a girl, we may have one more baby in our future.  I have mixed feelings because I think it would be great either way.  

 

We do have a TON of girl clothes, but the rest of the stuff we kept pretty gender neutral.  I suppose if I had to venture a guess today, I'm going boy because of the dream.

post #26 of 88

I'm thinking boy, chinese predictor says boy and it was right with my last baby which was a girl.

post #27 of 88

Just tried the Chinese predictor someone linked to - it says boy for us (same as my guess), but I put in my mom's info and checked it for her kids, too. Results:

 

1st child (boy): girl

2nd child (girl): boy

3rd child (boy): boy

4th child (boy): boy

5th child (boy): girl

 

Granted, these may be a bit off - I'm only 100% sure of my own EDD (because I was born on it!). I tried a week in either direction, and got the same results, except for with number 4, which changed to girl if he was conceived a bit later than what I put in. So more wrong than right for my family. (And yes, I have too much time on my hands!)

post #28 of 88

I have no feeling whatsoever. Convinced myself it's twins and that's why! Ha! My 2 year old son is insistent that it's a girl. We'll see......I'm not sure if we'll find out before the birth this time.

post #29 of 88

I have a, uh, fear of twins, given that I was having symptoms at 6 DPO (and last time I didn't even know I was pregnant until 7 weeks along)...

post #30 of 88

I'm hoping for a boy, but we're not going to find out.  We'll let everyone else struggle with finding gender neutral stuff.  Our nursery will probably be green, and I want to do a cute dragon theme, since we're all having Year of the Dragon babies!  Very fun. 

post #31 of 88

Aimee, I'm right there with you on the twin fear.

post #32 of 88

And of course, that was the first thing my OB said today-- "Wow, you got your positive at 6 DPO and had symptoms the same week? Maybe you're pregnant with twins!" bigeyes.gif

post #33 of 88

I'm pretty sure every pregnant woman goes through the twin fear at some point in their pregnancy. I'm interested to find out the percentage of women pregnant with twins in each DDC.

 

I was telling my family members that I felt pregnant about 4 days after having sex. LOL. Does that mean I have four babies in there?ROTFLMAO.gif

post #34 of 88

I just thought it was funny that my OB actually said it before I said anything about the fear of having them.

post #35 of 88

I would be super excited at the thought of having twins! I think the fear would only come into play after I was actually confirmed to be having twins, because I saw how tough it was on my SIL to carry twins. But I can't see two sets of spontaneous twins coming into our family in less than a year, so I doubt I'm in for that surprise.

post #36 of 88

But how cool would that be?  Two sets of spontaneous twins in less than a year - and you would have a great resource of someone close to you that recently went through it.  I also would be excited at the thought of welcoming twins.  

post #37 of 88

You can count me out of the "excited about twins" camp. I'm probably the only person on the planet who doesn't think that having twins would be great or fun. I mean, don't get me wrong, I have nothing against people being excited about twins. It's just not something I personally want. I have a good friend who has twins and she was actually sad that she was pregnant with "only one" baby last time. I was pretty sure she was nuts. :) 

post #38 of 88

I'm with you SallyRae- no desire for twins, especially now. They do run rampant in my family and no one of my generation (bro. or cousins) have wanted twins. In fact, we all pray we don't get them. I would have been okay the first time around, but now? No way. My husband and I would freak!

post #39 of 88

On one hand, I would welcome twins because I've always wanted a large family, but at 33 and having chronic illnesses that make later age pregnancies not the best idea, my time is running out. On the other hand, I am so worried about how I'm going to handle a toddler and a newborn, how would I be able to handle two newborns and a toddler?

post #40 of 88
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Originally Posted by Cecilia's Mama View Post

On one hand, I would welcome twins because I've always wanted a large family, but at 33 and having chronic illnesses that make later age pregnancies not the best idea, my time is running out. On the other hand, I am so worried about how I'm going to handle a toddler and a newborn, how would I be able to handle two newborns and a toddler?


Yes. The whole two newborns and toddler thing would be my reality as well. I still get up with my toddler every night. Getting up with him and two babies to breastfeed all night long?! Yeesh. I think a lot of people romanticize the whole twin thing. If they were to think literally about it, it would be pretty scary. I'm also not trying to freak out anyone out there who *is* pregnant with twins. I mean, if you're going to have twins, you just do it and that's your reality. But if I had to choose, I'd just choose one healthy babe. 

 

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