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Name: nicole jones
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I just hosted my nieces boy themed baby shower, and was thinking (still a week left until i find out if i'm pregnant, so this is a little ahead of time) that when i do mine i dont know if i want to do it gender themed. What if you get all that stuff and then it turns out to be the opposite gender? What do you think the chances are of that happening? because i'll admit i can't wait to start buying little football jerseys or dresses - but i dont want to waste thousands of dollars either. As of right now my husband and i decided to do pastel green and yellow (which is what the nursery will be themed anyhow) and just not ask for any clothes. Are we being to cautious?
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Name: Sarah M | Date: Jun 27th, 2006 10:02 PM
Well if you really think its right after your ultrasound buy all you want just leave tags on incase your baby comes out the sex that wasnt said to be. Thats what i did with my daughter and she turned out to be the right sex and I am pregnant with they say a boy and I really believe it is so I will buy boy things but keep reciepts and tags for everything I get so incase he comes out a she I can get things for her. 

Name: nicole jones | Date: Jun 27th, 2006 10:12 PM
that's a good idea. i guess i didn't even think about doing that (i'm a tag ripper... when i get something i rip off the tag without thinking usually) 

Name: Sarah M | Date: Jun 27th, 2006 10:19 PM
Haha I was too but not with kids you cant be lol if I did that i would have a lot of things that did not fit my daughter haha. Plus tell anyone that wants to give you a gift at baby showers ect. thats what you are doing so they can give you the reciepts also that way you can plan for your lil baby the way you want its much more fun lol 

Name: nicole jones | Date: Jun 27th, 2006 10:30 PM
i will do that! i've already gotten a few things and tucked them away (recieving blanket, bottle, unisex outfit) i'm so excited about getting things, i can't wait to find out. my husband already gave me the go-ahead to buy the bassinet when i find out so i can suprise him when he gets home. (he's always at work - so he wont be here when i take the pregnancy test, and chose not to know exactly which day is testing day) 

Name: Sarah M | Date: Jun 27th, 2006 10:33 PM
lol Its better to surprise them in a cute way anyhow I find it funner. Let me know if you are or not. Where do you live im just curious? 

Name: nicole jones | Date: Jun 27th, 2006 10:40 PM
i live in washington state. near olympia. 

Name: nicole jones | Date: Jun 27th, 2006 10:41 PM
i've been posting every day in the thread titled "trying to concieve..." hoping to find someone else to count down the days with (my niece is pregnant so i'm keeping my baby-making to myself as far as family goes so i don't steal any of her baby-having thunder) 

Name: nicole jones | Date: Jun 27th, 2006 10:43 PM
it kinda sucks though, because everyone is so excited for her nobody has really been supporting my husband and i as far as the fertility treatment goes and the struggling. 

Name: Sarah M | Date: Jun 27th, 2006 10:43 PM
Yea I bet its hard seeing all these preggy girls lol 

Name: Sarah M | Date: Jun 27th, 2006 10:44 PM
I say if thats what it takes then do it. The babies are still yours its not like your having someone else have your kids for you just pray you dont have more than at least 2 hehe 

Name: nicole jones | Date: Jun 27th, 2006 10:46 PM
we're not doing the artificial insemination or anything... i'm just taking clomid to make me ovulate. 

Name: nicole jones | Date: Jun 27th, 2006 10:47 PM
we are kinda hoping for 2... but praying we dont have 3! that would definitly not be good, mostly for the health risk. 

Name: Sarah M | Date: Jun 27th, 2006 10:47 PM
So whats wrong with that? If I wasnt fertile enough I would have also so dont worry what they say and they will be excited once they find out your having a baby or two hehe 

Name: Sarah M | Date: Jun 27th, 2006 10:48 PM
Yea that would be cool to have 2 Im glad im only having one cause my 2 yr old is enough haha 

Name: nicole jones | Date: Jun 27th, 2006 10:52 PM
they aren't being unsupportive i guess.. they just are really wrapped up in Cassi (my niece) having her baby soon. as they should be. if it were me i'd hope it would be the same way. ... yah i'll be happy with just one, and a little hesitant about 2. when they are babies you can get a rythm going - but i can't imagine how i would take care of twin toddlers, my house would be crazy! the chances of triplets on clomid is not much more than natural conception, almost non-existant. 

Name: Sarah M | Date: Jun 27th, 2006 10:54 PM
Well thats a good thing hehe. Yea toddlers geez lol my daughter is in her terrible 2's which arent that bad actually only sometimes but she is excited about her lil brother being born 

Name: nicole jones | Date: Jun 27th, 2006 10:55 PM
oh, and about the pregnant women - i dont mind it at all. i figure i'm going to be the most informed and prepared mommy ever because i'm getting all my questions answered and talking to all you guys. i just hope that nobody on here thinks i'm an obsessed freak for being so curious about everybody's oppinion on every little thing. 

Name: Sarah M | Date: Jun 27th, 2006 10:57 PM
Haha I doubt it alot of the women wish they new about this before so i wouldnt worry about that. Are you having a epidural if you do get pregnant 

Name: nicole jones | Date: Jun 27th, 2006 10:59 PM
my stepson, who i've been raising for the last few years, is almost 6 now. he has a form of autism though, so socially he's just about getting to the "terrible two" stage of behavior. he's always been so quiet and just kinda spacey - he's just started to trantrum and argue. it's strange because intellectually he's about 9 or so.. he's soooo smart. we've been blessed with the fact that he was such a good toddler (minus the social / speach delay struggles) i think we're going to pay for it soon. 

Name: nicole jones | Date: Jun 27th, 2006 11:01 PM
definitly going for the epi. i've read up on it and i think the side effects are outwieghed by the fact that you can appreciate what's going on a little more (or at least not be freaking out). 

Name: Sarah M | Date: Jun 27th, 2006 11:01 PM
Im Autistic but you could never tell i overcame most of that when I was a child thanks to great schooling and all that 

Name: Sarah M | Date: Jun 27th, 2006 11:02 PM
Heck Ya epidural let me actually enjoy the birth instead of being in pain the whole time I will get it with this one unless he is a c section baby 

Name: nicole jones | Date: Jun 27th, 2006 11:03 PM
talking to people on here has made it really easy for me to figure out what i do and dont want as far as a birth plan. i have the choice of three different hospitals so i have my birth plan all typed and when i choose my ob i'm going to go right down the list and be able to pick one who agrees with all my preferences right from the first prenatal visit. 

Name: nicole jones | Date: Jun 27th, 2006 11:07 PM
i'm hoping my son will get over his little quirks enough that he can be pretty much normal. it isn't really bad stuff, just a little obsessive and his speach is delayed. and he doesn't really like to play with other kids - he's just a little quieter than normal. he has aspergers.
this may sound egotistical, but since he's been with me he's gotten 100 times better. his bio mom coddles him and lets him act on his little quirks so much that they were never getting better. she also wasn't disciplining him for anything - blaming every single little thing on autism. i'm a lot tougher on trying to steer him towards "normal" behavior, and it has helped a lot. 

Name: nicole jones | Date: Jun 27th, 2006 11:08 PM
most people can't even tell anything is different about him until he talks (he still slurrs, like baby-talk kinda) but we're getting him speach therapy for that now. 

Name: Sarah M | Date: Jun 27th, 2006 11:09 PM
Well I hate to run out nut my bf is home. I will be back tomorrow so just leave me messages and I will answer or if you have msn let me know 

Name: nicole jones | Date: Jun 27th, 2006 11:11 PM
i have msn... my name is [email protected] if you want to add me. 

Name: EthansMom0213 | Date: Jun 28th, 2006 12:49 AM
It's not the ultrasound you have to worry about it's the lady or guy who is telling what the sex of your baby is. And yes they have been wrong. My sister had a friend who was told she was having a boy, so she went out and purchased everything for a boys room only to find out on the day that she delivered she actually had a girl. There was no mistaking that I was having a boy with my first, he was a shy one.

Some doctors office now do the 4D, which would make it pretty hard for them to actually make a mistake in whether or not it is a boy or girl. 

Name: nicole jones | Date: Jun 28th, 2006 1:07 AM
good idea also ethansmom! since i'm so concerned i should probably just shell out the $200 and get that done, and also use sarah's idea to be extra safe. 

Name: firewife | Date: Jun 28th, 2006 1:52 AM
Nicole, Sarah's right go neutral for the room and leave the tags on. I didn't find out what my son was (by choice) we went with a barnyard animal theme, green and yellow. I bought alot of neutral clothes as well as boy and girl and left the tags on. The plus side of going neutral is your pretty much set for your next baby regardless of the sex. 

Name: nicole jones | Date: Jun 28th, 2006 2:00 AM
I've been buying Pooh Days of Hunny (which is a sage green pattern) stuff, and using yellow as the accent color. Our living room is sage green so the playpen and swing and stuff in that style matches well.

I probably sound like a dork for buying stuff already - but i figure having a few extra months (or years... God, i hope it's not years) to buy things is financially easier for us. Besides the fact that i'm impatient as hell. lol. 

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