Confession: I'm Having a Baby Girl and I Hate the Color Pink

I finally bought something pink for our daughter's wardrobe. I hope this isn't the first step down the slippery slope into tutus and massive flower headbands.

If you’ve been following my pregnancy here at Babble, you may recall how prior to our “gender reveal party” I was 110% convinced that we were going to have a little boy.  Well, we’re not.  According to the ultrasound we’re having a little girl.  It took me a little while to wrap my head around it, but now I’m totally excited.  The only thing I’m not excited about it the onslaught of pink that will be headed our way.

Truth be told, I’m kind of a pink hater.

Read more about my aversion to pink after the jump!

I think that part of the problem is that I work at a preschool where I see little girls dressed in head-to-toe pink on a daily basis.  They also talk about princesses and ponies and glitter and bring in books with titles like “Pinkalicious” (Yes. It’s a real book.).  I think all of it together is a bit too much for me sometimes.

The funny thing is that when I was little, I was the most pinkalicious girl of them all.  I lived in tutus and these glittery pink-fringe cowboy boots for the majority of my 4th and 5th years of life.  I was a total girly girl.  So, I guess for me, I associate pink with little girls who are prissy little nightmares, since I myself was one of these at times.

But, I’ve decided that I need to get over it.  All of the clothes that I’ve accumulated thus far for our little one are “gender neutral”, but it’s highly likely that all the blue and grey and the lumberjack-esque flannels are going to lead people to believe that our little girl is in fact a little boy.  I don’t really care all that much, but at the behest of a few friends, I’ve decided to embrace a little more girliness into our little one’s pint-sized wardrobe.  So, today I bought her a little pink thermal onesie (the main photo for this post) and it even had flowers on it.  Even though it was pink, I thought it was pretty cute and that’s definitely progress for me.  I think as long as I’m the one picking out the pinks I’ll be ok with it.

I’m sure we’ll still get our share of glittery, butterfly, “princess” adorned outfits to come, but I’ll just try to take it with a grain of salt.  She’ll always need extra outfits to get messy in at home, right?  And perhaps it’ll be good practice for the future when she starts choosing her own clothes that just might be sparkly and pink.  I just hope she wears those pink tutus while simultaneously making mud pies.

Did/do you have an aversion to “boy” or “girl” colors?

What is your baby-to-be’s wardrobe looking like so far?  Gender neutral?  All pinks?  All blues?

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