FWIW all our bedding and what not are gender neutral because we figured we'd use it again for the next baby. We wanted to buy some either girl or boy things though, and I must admit it's pretty cool thinking there's a little girl in there rather than just a baby of some sort lol. We were getting kinda tired of calling the baby "it"
I love pink. and purple. and glitter. and hair bows. I hope I have a girl.
When I was little, my family lived in a 3 bedroom apartment. My grandmother lived with us since she was ill, which meant my brother, sister and I shared a room, which was decorated in a gender neutral animal theme. When my grandmother passed, my brother got his own room, but my sister and I got to pick out how we wanted our new room to look like. Well, really, me, as my sister was 2 and would'v been happy with anything. I was 6 and therefore mature enough to pick out the theme
I picked pink paint, pink flowery wallpaper and a kitten trim. We had pink fluffly bedspreads. It was like living in a cotton candy machine.
When we moved a few years later, my new room was a cool shade of blue. Pink overload indeed
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Both of my nieces have rooms like that. And one of them has her walls painted bright fuchsia.
"Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."
from Speedy Death
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Oleada -- my daughter went the other direction. Green. She picked a pretty intense leaf-green, and painted it on a posterboard and declared, "that's it." Well, I tried suggesting that it would be a little intense...but we painted it that way anyway. And it took your breath away -- not necessarily in a good way -- the first time we saw it with all the drop cloths gone. Luckily, with furniture and pictures and posters it is not quite as intense. Still, I'm glad it isn't pink.
When I was 8 my parents agreed to let me get rid of my "baby" room and have it painted any color I want. I couldn't decide between pink, blue, green and yellow, so I had all the walls painted bright pink and sponge painted blue, green and yellow over top. It was terrible, but at the time I loved it so much.
Oh.. and I've already decided that once she gets older we're doing her room in a parisienne theme with an eiffel tower wall decal and toile bedding. I wanted to do that for the nursery but my fiance nixed that idea.. said it wasn't "baby" enough
Congrats Bobalina. I know how you feel. When I had my 3 1/2 month ultrasound and found I was having a girl I was sooooo happy. My ex husband(at the time husband) was happy too.
I wanted a girl so badly and my Raven is a joy. She'll be three on Wednesday 12/22.
"You're in pretty good shape for the shape you are in.
- Dr. Seuss"
it's very true. my friends first born loves pink and he does ballet. He wanted to wear a tutu because all the girls were and he didnt understand why he couldnt. They bought him one that he wore at home. His halloween costume when he was 5 was a princess. He had started kindergarten by then and decided he would be a princess who played soccer (he loves soccer) so he had on a dress but under was his soccer uniform. It's very interesting how so many people freak out and can't handle the fact her boy likes pink. She has raised all her kids gender neutral so all 3 boys have trucks and trains and dolls