Tomorrow O will get a new playmate! One of my best friends will be having a new baby, and we can't be more excited! Yipee! And do you know what makes me even more excited- like I-am-losing-sleep-excited? THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE HAVING!!!
I will keep myself busy right here while we wait.
It is hard for me to wrap my brain around this concept because I found out with both boys, and I planned and decorated and shopped and organized. But there is just something special about awaiting this surprise. Hubby and I have even started talking about not finding out with future #3. (Not pregnant! Definitely not pregnant. But holding this tiny, new baby may bring one a strong fever.) That may be our last baby, and I think not finding out is an experience I would like to have.
Our biggest issue with finding out is that I wanted my boys or girls to have boy or girl things. We did get gender neutral BIG things, like the stroller/car seat/high chair so that a possible future baby girl could also enjoy them, but I drew the line at the little things. I didn't want a nursery full of green and yellow- both perfectly fine colors in small doses- but gender neutral EVERYTHING just doesn't do it for me.
Enter Not Finding Out. This is the coolest registry I've ever seen. I wish I had known about them way back when, because even if we still found out, I may have registered with them- not just because I had so many issues with Babies R Us- but because it is so fun.
The site is full of way too many adorable little pink and blue things!
Not Finding Out allows you to register for everything you need, including gender neutral essentials that you would want before the baby is born, and all the fun gender specific stuff you dream about. Everything is super high quality, and I was excited to see some fun, bright patterns and also many eco-friendly options. It is definitely not your traditional registry!
I had way too much fun creating a pretend registry that you can check out here. The people behind Not Finding Out were so wonderful and sent me the Classic Bib Set and Classic Burp Cloth Set from Camden Lane. They were both super soft (like I-want-to-rub-my-face-all-over-it soft) and arrived beautifully packaged.
O started drooling over the burp cloth. haha
How it works: You click though their site registering for things the way you would on any other registry. Anything marked "NFO" has a boy/girl option. After you register, after your 20 week sonogram, you give your doctor a very simple card that comes in your registration packet. Your doctor lets Not Finding Out in on the secret so they can prepare your gifts.
This is the card for your doctor.
Once you confirm that the baby is born, Not Finding Out ships your goodies right to you. There is a ton more information on their website, so go check them out if you are interested in starting your own registry.
The Giveaway is now over. One of my lucky readers will receive the bib and burp cloth sets in either pink or blue (a total of $58 in goodies). The winner chooses!