Originally Posted by VioletLeo
Joining in....work has been hectic, and I too have been trying to figure the forum out
How many of you did find out "who" your babe was going to be? I used to think that it would take all the fun out of it, but I'm a total planner, lists everywhere (yes, it DOES make my husband crazy
), and last night while lying in bed, I nudged him and said, "you know you want to find out what the baby's going to be!!" and he giggled and giggled...I prodded a little more, "neither of us are good with NOT knowing secrets, so come on!!!" He giggled some more...today I feel like I want to know, and oddly enough, all friends of ours who've had little ones in the last 5 years or so have found out.
I think the roster on page 1 of the thread will give you a pretty accurate count of how many of us are having ?s and how many having pink or blue!
We're in the ? crowd, though most everyone I know is frustrated with me for being that way or doesn't understand why. We just didn't see how knowing would change anything for *us*--we don't feel qualified to choose a name without seeing the baby anyway, we're not really into gender-specific clothing or furnishings for infants, we'll be giddy with happiness no matter what sex baby is, and it just seemed like fun not to know!
But I do understand that most people do like to know to be able to plan, but we're not really big planners anyway. We wouldn't have done anything differently.
When my brother and sister-in-law were expecting their child 7 years ago in Canada, by law they were not allowed to ask or be told the sex from the ultrasound. (Though maybe there are now those mall ultrasound places that would tell you--but the provincial health system wouldn't.) It was (is?) a provincial policy. So sometimes there is no choice!
I will say, though, that most gender-neutral clothing and bedding in brick-and-mortar stores is just soooooo boring. Thankfully, online stores have tons of fun stuff. I'm not in the crowd that says that babies of unknown sex have to wear pastel green and yellow. What about orange, or red, or turquoise, or gray? I went to Target yesterday to register using the gun thinger, since most of my shower attendees are not likely to purchase anything online, and all that boring pastel yellow and green was really depressing. Blech.
Ok, end of rant about lack of creativity among mainstream baby clothing designers!