I realized I never actually confirmed the sex of our baby with you guys. We’re having a GIRL!
We finally started a registry this weekend. My sister-in-law is planning our baby shower for us in mid-March, so we figured it was time to start combing through the stuff we have and writing down what we need. We did it all online and still need to go to the store to test carriers and I still need to add pumping supplies to the registry, but I feel like we got the bulk of our needs on the list now.
We had a fuzzy plan for the nursery, but filling out the registry helped solidify it a bit. I noticed a pattern while we were picking out sheets and changing pad covers. Lots of sage green and navy blue, with bits of turquoise and yellow. Not very girly at all, but it’s what we were drawn to.
Speaking of being drawn to colors, I am hating how segregated boys and girls things are. Even at the infant stage! Quite a few items on our registry are labeled as the Boy Version. What the fuck? What makes a green pacifier a boy pacifier? Why do we have to look in the boys section to find cool leg warmers with rockets on them? Girls like rockets too! I have nothing against pink items, but by labeling things like pacifiers, bibs and blankets as “boy versions” that somehow implies that buying them for a girl is incorrect. And don’t even get me started on the clothing! I’m already frustrated with children’s clothing and she’s not even born yet. Sheesh.
Besides the overuse of Boy and Girl labels, filling out the registry was a lot of fun. Picking out an adorable robe and fuzzy hooded towels, cozy sleep sacks and, hell, even cute teething supplies, made us all giggly and lovey. This is really happening! And we have a room full of boxes and a registry to prove it!
Coming up on the big 24 week viability milestone this Friday. I know we still have a ways to go until she arrives (hopefully) but really happy to know our little gummy bear is close to reaching that mark.