Back when I was born, parents-to-be didn't have the option of discovering whether they had a son or daughter on the way. Although I think it may have been rather fun to have a surprise at delivery, I enjoyed knowing ahead of each time that I was carrying a son. At my baby shower, guests gifted me plenty of blue onesies, blue shirts, blue blankets, blue picture frames, blue burp cloths, blue nightgowns, blue boppy covers, blue strechy pants, blue bibs, and blue stuffed-animal lovies.
In a couple weeks I'm hosting a shower for my sister-in-law, who is having a daughter. I've already purchased plenty of pink items, but have thrown in some black, gray, and white, too. (And here's where I can give a shout-out to my blog-friend Amy of Little Alouette, whose fabulous teething and developmental toys will serve as both a gift and the table decorations for our shower.)
When my parents had me, they obtained newborn clothing of all different colors. And I love that it wasn't just the yellow and green considered "gender neutal" of today. Nope, I wore light blue. I'm sure I had some other colors mixed in there, but I adore that I got to wear blue. After all, blue and purple are my favorite colors. And one son's favorite color is pink. (Once he was old enough to tell us his preference, we did start buying him some pink clothing. He may be the only male gymnast who owns pink pommel pants.)
Hmmm, maybe I should throw in some blue items in my gift to my sister-in-law?