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Old Apr 13th, 2018, 12:14 PM   31
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Katie, I buy white stuff and tie dye it! But I do also like the fact that teal and grey are in as gender neutral colours in some places. I had lots of teal grey and white with our son in advance of his birth when he was a mystery. I cant recommend stores though.
But honestly I don't care too much what they wear - most of our clothes have all been hand me downs
Tye dye is a great idea!! I normally am not too stressed about what they wear it is usually onsies here for the first few months, but I think the other mystery babiesI knew deep down they were boys so I didn't worry, I only have one daughter she's 11 so I don't have any of her stuff, and I found out yesterday she's been saving done of her baby clothes since I wad pregnant with#4 hoping for a girl, so for me persay the white onsies are my go to, but tye dying them could be the perfect compromise!!



 
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Old Apr 13th, 2018, 14:31 PM   32
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another wives tale from the birthing nurse we met with stated that not knowing usually tends to lead to a easier labor process... have any of you found that to be true?



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Old Apr 13th, 2018, 15:16 PM   33
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Thats an interesting tale Iíve never heard of before. Unbeknownst to me, I was 9cm dilated when I got to my midwives. Transitioning into the last cm proved to be the most difficult for me, but I only pushed for about 20 minutes before baby was out. Iím hoping for a smoother transition this pregnancy.



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Old Apr 13th, 2018, 15:42 PM   34
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My labors that I didn't know the gender were way easier faster and I never had that I can't do it moment, but I do have to say I never had very difficult labor to begin with my first was 6 hours 3-5 pushes and he was 8 pounds our first team yellow baby was 45 minutes labor and one good push I wanted to know what he was so bad and it was am induction as well so I'd say there's some merit to it!



 
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Old Apr 13th, 2018, 16:23 PM   35
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I've never had a birth with a known gender to compare, but I have very fast and easy labours typically.



 
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Old Apr 14th, 2018, 05:21 AM   36
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Didnít know with either of mine - birth 1 I ended up needing a blood transfusion, birth 2 I ended up with. 3rd degree tear so I call bull on that one!



 
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Old Apr 16th, 2018, 16:28 PM   37
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I knew instinctively what all three were anyway but we still found out for sure at the 20 week scan. This time I want it to be a surprise, something that my husband initially agreed to, but he changed his mind and wants to find out so I told him he will have to keep it secret and keep it completely to himself.

Re labour, I haven't any frame of reference but we knew what all three were as I said above, first baby hardest, second hard but shorter labour, third, longer labour than second but easiest by far



 
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Old Apr 17th, 2018, 04:07 AM   38
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We were didn't find out for our first and it was the best decision we made. I did have a wobble at about 17 weeks knowing that I could find out in 3 weeks time or wait another 23 but stayed strong. It was funny in the end as I always wanted DH to tell me what we had but I had a water birth and she had both legs crossed and arms over the top so of her so my mum kept shouting 'what is it? what is it?' and he had to unwrap her!

This time we are going to find out. As much as I loved the surprise we have kept everything from DD and I would like to try and get organised with getting rid of things if it's a boy. Also, DD is 4 and I think it will be easier for her (and me) to get used to the idea of the new addition if we know what it is.

With clothes my big regret was buying too many neutral things. She was smaller than we expected so another person on the ward who's baby was bigger than they expected ended up giving us their clothes - then DH went and bought clothes and we had lots of gifts - after all the pink pretty clothes she then went into the neutral things when she was bigger. Looking back we'd have been ok with a few bits as there is plenty of time to buy things when they are here.



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I found out with first 3 but 4th was a surprise and it was amazing. Wish I kept all 4 a surprise.



 
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another wives tale from the birthing nurse we met with stated that not knowing usually tends to lead to a easier labor process... have any of you found that to be true?
No lol. My first was very complicated, it would've been whether I knew the sex or not ha. My second labour was so much better and was a 'nice' experience but I found both times that I was focusing on the pain and everything else, not finding out what the baby was. I feel that made the surprise even better though as it was something I almost forgot about until they were out, then I suddenly remembered needing to see and so it was like a surprise being sprung on me lol. That's my experience though!



 
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