What is “Team Green,” anyways?
Team Green means that you forgo finding out the gender
of a baby prior to delivery. With our first, we did a gender reveal party and it was amazing. Our family and friends were so excited when we cut the cake and revealed that we were having a boy! We loved picking out a name and setting up a nursery to welcome our son. I also felt like knowing helped me bond and start wrapping my head around becoming a mom. I am a planner at heart, so I never dreamed I would go Team Green with this pregnancy. You may be wondering at this point . . . Gee, if you loved knowing the first time, why not find out again?
Everything is different this pregnancy (thanks, COVID.)
Planning a gender reveal with all of our family and friends isn’t in the cards for this pregnancy. Many factors are outside of my control, so I have decided to embrace doing things differently in hopes that it will make this time around feel special. I also think the anticipation of finding out will give our family something to look forward to.
The basics are already covered.
We still have a lot of the gear from our first baby, including a crib, stroller, and baby carrier. I know that our baby will sleep in our room for the first six months anyways, so there isn’t a rush to have a nursery perfectly prepared beforehand. If you are pregnant with your first baby, you may also find that people buy more practical items from your registry instead of loads of gender-specific clothing.
I’m distracted by a toddler.
This may sound bad, but with a toddler there are honestly days I completely forget that I’m pregnant. Being busy makes this pregnancy feel like it is going by quickly, which I think will make it easier to wait. Not knowing will also help me to keep things simple and focus on what’s truly important, which hopefully means a lot less stress this time around.
It’s a wonderful surprise.
Most surprises as an adult are negative, like your roof leaking or getting in a car accident. This may be one of the only happy surprises of my adult life! I think it will be so special having my husband announce if our baby is a boy or girl. I’ve also heard that it helps give you extra motivation while you’re giving birth (please be true).
This may be our only chance to have a surprise, and I’m excited to have this experience. Here
are even more reasons to consider waiting to find out the gender.
Could you go team green? Why or why not?