This always comes as a shock to post people, but we did not know Liam was a boy! (& we will be waiting to find out what this baby is too until he or she is earth side.)
Most reactions are:
“Oh I could never not know.”
“I’m a planner, I need to plan.”
“Isn’t it normal to find out”
Now, of course I am not shaming anyone who finds out the gender of their baby.
Before I was pregnant with Liam, I always assumed I would find out that gender, because that’s the “normal” thing to do. I always assumed I would have a gender reveal party, because #millennial.
When I found out I was pregnant with Liam, something inside me just didn’t want to find out.
Then the more and more I thought about it, and thought about our lifestyle and our goals, not finding out, totally fit right along with that.
Organic, handmade and USA made clothing.
All of which cost more upfront, but are in investment in our child’s health, and an investment in future children. (Because you know that conventional children’s clothes are sprayed with pesticides, foramaldahyde and fire retardants right?!)
95% of alllllll of our baby “stuff” will be perfect for Liam’s little brother or little sister. Because everything is gender neutral.
(Plus at the baby shower we didn’t get 100 outfits that the baby is never going to wear….. yeah I said it.)
And i’m not talking yellow, green, giraffes and other jungle creatures.
I’m talking stunning grays, beautiful monochrome, black, white, cream etc.
Pictured above, Liam is wearing a handmade tank and short set from Pickled Peach! Pickled Peach is mama owned, and local to our area! The fabric is high quality, and these pieces are made to last! Shop Pickled Peach on Etsy!
It will be months before we HAVE to spend any $$$ on baby number two. (No saying have to, not saying we won’t.)
You might be saying, wont everything looked used, faded, handed down??
Trust me, when you spend $13 on an organic onesies, it lasts!
So needless to say, this post is not advocating for you to hold off finding out the gender. This post is to advocate for you to think down the road, how many child are you planning on having, do you want to continue to buy items that are used for a few weeks before they outgrown them because with your first everything was pink, and glittery and your second was needing something different??
I want to encourage you to invest in the basics, in styles, cuts and colors that can be passed down from one child to the next. Instead of having SO many clothes, that clutter your LOs closet. Shop local, organic and sustainable.