Whoever came up with pink and blue?

We went to a couple wallpaper stores this weekend, in search of a border for the nursery. The room is already minty green, and we want to put a frog-themed border up in the middle and paint the bottom part a watery blue. We were both pretty appalled at the gender separation applied to wallpaper, knowing this is really just the tip of the iceberg. There were books with boy sections and girl sections, and in the ones that didn’t separate them into sections, there were wallpapers broken out into the girl version, the boy version, and the I-don’t-know version. Ugh.

Anyway, we did both agree on a wonderful border, which was in fact, the girl version because of the softened color palette and thin purple edges. It happened to match our paint colors better and we couldn’t care less about which gender the wallpaper people think it applies to.

Our colors are:

cucumber crush
Cucumber crush

little pond
little pond

And the border in the middle is below, only with purple edges instead of gray:
hoppy frogs

I’m going to take a day off soon and do the painting and bordering, though we have a bit of cleaning to do before then.

In other news, shortly after Nutella started feeling movement, so did I! This weekend, I felt Cupcake tap my hand twice when it was on Nutella’s abdomen. When she feels stronger movements from within, she’ll let me know and I can usually feel him wriggling around in there. We were really surprised it happened so early and I love it :)

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15 responses to “Whoever came up with pink and blue?

  1. That wallpaper is ridiculously adorable, and I love the paint colors, too. I’m super happy for you guys!

  2. Great colors. It really is just the tip. Keep your eyes open for good colors for socks because you will end up with grey and blue if you don’t. You can get red, orange, green, and good shades of blue if you keep your eyes open and stock up for later sizes. Also if you see good underwear you might consider getting some in every size…..or be faced with commercial characters and sports themes. I found some cute cowboy briefs and got them in every size up to ten. It’s difficult as a parent to push my own agenda that my son is a child, and I want to dress him as a child. I want him to define his clothing and gender preferences as he grows. I also don’t want to dress him in grey shirts…..how depressing….and I refuse to dress him in anything camouflage. The pressure to conform to pop culture is intense for boys. My son was given some pullups with a popular cartoon character. I had to make a choice to educate him on pop culture or just talk about the car as a car. So much of what I have already worked through for myself is just beginning for my son.

  3. Yay to feeling baby wiggles!! And the pink-and-blue thing drives me batty. It gets worse too. Boys don’t get to wear any interesting colors at all as the get to be toddlers and girls seem like they have to wear pink and/or outfits that are “sexy.” If you want neutral outfits you have to head to the really expensive stores…

    Those frogs are cute!

  4. OH YEAH!! Love the colrs!! I agree!! That’s awesome to feeling the baby, so exciting for ya :)

  5. The colors are great! Just wait until you register. The gender separation just gets worse. I really want to be gender neutral but it’s not very easy. Another thing that can be tough? Checking sets of multiple onsies to make sure none of them say “daddy’s little boy” or anything like that.

  6. Oh that is wonderful that you can feel the baby too, I am really looking forward to me being able to feel it – but I think even more the H. to feel the baby. p.s. the colors are really great.

  7. Do you want onesies with frogs on them?

  8. Isn’t it great to feel the baby move! And I love the design you’ve picked. It’s adorable! -M

  9. that is so awesome that you can feel him move already!! and I looove the wallpaper! great selections!

  10. How exciting you both felt the baby moving! Yay! And seriously, what is with the seperation and all the pink and blue? I can’t stand it! Why can’t it just be something sweet for a baby and not balls or princesses?
    I love your little frogs, they are so cute and would be perfect if you decide you want a girl too. Wink wink.

  11. wishinghopingpraying

    Just adorable! Great choice :-)

  12. Love the colours and the border – the frogs are great! Must be so exciting to feel him moving around in there – awesome to hear!

  13. Very cute border!!!!! Isn’t feeling the movement amazing??? I’m so happy you guys are experiencing this….it only gets better from here! xo

  14. Love the border! Now I have to find those amazing frog pics. Love you!

  15. beautiful colors!

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