Zach and I haven’t 100% decided if we are going to find out the gender of the baby. It is the first question anyone asks us and we usually say it’s going to be a surprise but I’m still back and forth. Im 90% sure we will leave it to be a surprise. We are just those kind of people. (We tried to not kiss for like 2 weeks before our wedding to build the anticipation haha) Neither of us are type A and while I LOVE shopping and preparing, I love surprises more. I see the merit in both sides, and trust me, when I’m standing in baby gap I have literally prayed, “God, just tell me right now what I am having, give me a sign, let a onesie fly off the shelf in the gender of the baby I am having.” Don’t judge me – sometimes I am straight up desperate to know.
In the meantime, we have been doing a little gender neutral shopping. Zach and I have similar tastes when it comes to fashion/baby fashion. And while it has been hard not buying gender specific items (I have caved a couple of times), we have been blessed to find things we love and at amazing prices! We are both into unique items and items that look like adult clothing. Essentially anything we would wear. All baby clothing is cute – we just like more neutral and plain pieces. Pieces like that are easier to go for when you don’t know the sex.
I thought I would post some things we have got so far. It’s not a lot. We are taking it really slow, and we’re moving soon so we don’t want to store too much stuff up until after the move.
The first item was actually a gift from some of our best friends Ron and Natalie Young. I have literally wanted these forever (yes, before I knew I was pregnant). I saw them on Jessica Garvin’s blog and fell in love! They are baby Minnetonkas and I am obsessed. Not 100% sure how old a baby is when it fits into size 3 shoes, but I already can’t wait! Thanks Natalie and Ron – you read my mind!!
I got these adorable sparkle shoes at Old Navy. Yes they are for girls but both my sister is also pregnant right now, so someone is bound to have a girl! They are 3-6 months so perfect for fall, and they were 40% off of $3.99!!! I would have got 5 pairs if there were any more! So adorable, wish they came in my size.
Last, and my personal favourite, is this bad ass tiger onesie I got from H&M for $7.99. I instantly feel in love with this and searched for a wolf one, but no luck. I would pair it with coloured skinny jeans and a cardigan for both a boy or a girl.
We also picked up our crib and change table from Target in the states because they had an awesome deal on, and we loved the modern style of the crib. I have heard a ton of different things about how a change table is a total waste, but when we bought our crib it was “Buy a crib and get the matching change table FREE,” so we went for it. I’m gonna save the pictures for a nursery/nursery inspiration post later on!
Anyway, that’s all I have so far! I’m actually super proud of myself for not going overboard just yet! Zara opens up their online shopping this month, so we will see how well this goes. Gonna take some serious self control!
What are your favourite baby stores? Any good online sites? Help a shopaholic sister out!