To the pregnant members!

  1. I have seen on her several members are pregnant. I am also. I am due March 18th, 2007. This is my first and I am soooo excited. I wanted to see when everyone else is due and if you know what you are having. I find out October 16th. I can't wait.
  2. Poll: Are you having a Boy, Girl, or a Suprise?

    • Boy

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    • Girl

      33.33% 1
    • Suprise

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    About mhull

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    Specialty: 8 year(s) of experience in ER (My favorite), NICU, Hospice

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  4. by   cardiacRN2006
    Congrats!
  5. by   txspadequeenRN
    Hello,,

    I am due March 20th.. This is baby number 6 for us . We have 1 boy and 4 girls ,so we would like to have a boy this time (the last time). My husband says he is out numbered...lol
  6. by   Gompers
    This is my first, and I'm due on January 5th.

    My whole family and even my husband want to know the baby's gender, but I want to be surprised and since it's MY body, I WIN!

    Just had another ultrasound today and the doctor called the baby "buddy" at one point so I think she slipped and it's a boy. Everybody who looks at me tells me it's a boy, too. I personally think it's a girl. Just so long as it's healthy, I'll be happy!!!!!!!
  7. by   Roy Fokker
  8. by   dianah
    Haha, that was great, Roy!
  9. by   NurseyBaby'05
    I'm due March 26. It's our first, so it's been pretty exciting. I don't know if we'll find out what we're having or not. Everyone is saying boy, boy, boy, but I don't know. We were talking about being surprised, but almost nothing is unisex anymore. Even the things that are yellow or green have flowers for trucks on them. I'll be having an ultrasound within the month, so I guess we better figure out what we want to do soon, huh?
  10. by   Gompers
    Quote from NurseyBaby'05
    I'm due March 26. It's our first, so it's been pretty exciting. I don't know if we'll find out what we're having or not. Everyone is saying boy, boy, boy, but I don't know. We were talking about being surprised, but almost nothing is unisex anymore. Even the things that are yellow or green have flowers for trucks on them. I'll be having an ultrasound within the month, so I guess we better figure out what we want to do soon, huh?
    Don't find out, be surprised!!! When I had my last ultrasound, the doctor was so excited that I didn't want to know the gender. She said that EVERYONE seems to find out these days and it takes the fun out of it sometimes. My friends who haven't found out said that it made labor more bearable because they were so excited to finally find out what they were having after 9 long months!

    Yes, it's hard to find unisex stuff. Not so much the baby gear - carseats, pack and plays, swings, bouncers, etc. - and this stuff you should get unisex anyways regardless if you find out the gender so that you can use it for future babies as well. But the bedding is tough. There will be like 100 different bedding sets, and maybe 10 of them are unisex. That kind of sucks, but you will find something that you love, I promise. Plus, you can use it again with the next kid. Clothing...I say get a bunch of white and yellow stuff to start with. You can always buy pink or blue stuff later on - internet shopping, anyone? You won't be taking the baby out too much at first anyways, so who cares what it's wearing so long as it's clean and warm?

    Be strong! Be surprised with me!
  11. by   Roy Fokker
    Hello ladies

    I hope I'm not intruding.
    And I really hope I'm not being an idiot.

    BUT... (there's always a 'but' isn't there?)



    Honestly - with the whole gender discussion.
    I want to know:

    Why still bother with the whole "girls=pink" and "boys=blue" stuff?


    Please note - I'm NOT judging anyone. I'm just very curious. Nobody is obliged to answer and no one has to - and I accept that as well. Each one of you have your own thoughts about it and I won't feel bad if you chose not to share them. I'm perfectly ok with it. I respect your privacy and your opinions.
  12. by   Gompers
    Quote from Roy Fokker
    Why still bother with the whole "girls=pink" and "boys=blue" stuff?
    You probably haven't been to Babies R Us lately...

    EVERYTHING seems to be pink or blue, where infant clothing and bedding is concerned. When we were all babies, everything was white or different combinations of pastel colors. Now that most people find out the gender prior to delivery, most of the stuff you'll see at the stores is either pink or blue. You can even get entirely pink or blue product lines - cribs, strollers, carseats, swings, high chairs, playpens, etc. It's very hard to find unisex stuff these days.

    If you go to a rack of newborn-sized sleepers (footie pajamas), for example...

    There will be a dozen kinds of blue ones, a dozen kind of pink ones, and maybe a handful of neutral colored ones. It's very hard to plan for a baby lately without knowing what you're having...
  13. by   Roy Fokker
    Quote from Gompers
    You probably haven't been to Babies R Us lately...

    EVERYTHING seems to be pink or blue, where infant clothing and bedding is concerned. When we were all babies, everything was white or different combinations of pastel colors. Now that most people find out the gender prior to delivery, most of the stuff you'll see at the stores is either pink or blue. You can even get entirely pink or blue product lines - cribs, strollers, carseats, swings, high chairs, playpens, etc. It's very hard to find unisex stuff these days.

    If you go to a rack of newborn-sized sleepers (footie pajamas), for example...

    There will be a dozen kinds of blue ones, a dozen kind of pink ones, and maybe a handful of neutral colored ones. It's very hard to plan for a baby lately without knowing what you're having...
    Ahhh... so it might have less to do with your expectations than what someone else/company expects YOUR expectations will be!

    Thanks! That adds onto a whole new vision for me

    You're right - I ahven't been to Babies R Us in a while I've always wondered "Why the heck should it always be pink=girls and blue=boys. Or Bikes=boys and dolls=girls" but I digress ...

    cheers,
    (And yes, I'm still hoping yours is a daughter )
  14. by   NurseyBaby'05
    It's not just the color either. If they were solids and plain I would probably be ok. The problem is that not only are things pink and blue. They have ruffles and girl ballerinas and bows. Not things I really want to put on a boy. There are a lot of masculine decorations on the things for boys too that would look a little strange on a girl. That's my gripe with the yellows and greens. They're still either really frilly or really masculine.

    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.
  15. by   Gompers
    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!!!

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