Quote from NurseyBaby'05
I hadn't planned on getting gender specific baby equipment anyway. I really don't want to have to restock with each child. I don't know, Gompers, part of me really, really wants to know. I'm the nosy one, not dh. I'm still waffling. Although, it would irritate all the right people in dh's family if we didn't find out.
Oooooh yeah, that is the fun part! People are of two minds here - either they're really excited that it's going to be a good old fashioned surprise...or they actually get annoyed with you! My mom drops hints every time I see or talk to her about how "stupid" she thinks it is that I'm waiting to find out, when we could be buying stuff for the baby NOW.
There are several bedding patterns I've seen that are truly unisex. The Winnie the Pooh stuff is always neutral, and there are plenty "themes" to choose from. Same with things like Baby Looney Tunes and Baby Snoopy stuff. There are a couple of different barnyard type themes out there that are really cute and really neutral. I was going to get the one by Kidsline but then my mom found me a really cute Pooh set that she got dirt cheap. It had everything - bedding, wall hangings, curtains, diaper stacker, lamp, etc. It's a white background with light blue as the accent color, with Winnie the Pooh and his blue "hunny" pot. It's so cute! We're going to paint the room light blue to match. Even with the blue, it's still neutral because there are butterlies and flowers in the background pattern and it's a little on the ruffly side.
Clothes are definitely the problem. What I'm going to do is actually buy a homecoming outfit in both pink and blue, wash both, and bring both to the hospital with me. I will use these same outfits for all my babies in the future, too, kind of my own tradition. For the gowns, sleepers, socks, onesies, etc. I'm going to get all white and yellow for now - there's gonna be lots of little duckies and chicks for awhile. Plus I've been going to second-hand stores and garage sales, picking up cute stuff that is REALLY cheap but barely used, in any color. That way I'll have some boy stuff and some girl stuff already - what I don't use I'll pack away for the future.
I'm due in January. We'll be going to the doctor's office and that's about it for a month or two, so I'm not too worried about clothes. Plus online shopping is a homebound new mom's best friend!!!