At our 12 weeks scan, the doctor said he could tell us the sex of the baby if we really wanted to know…and of course I did! You can catch up on my pregnancy diaries here.
Last week I went for my 21 week scan and it was confirmed…
Ten little fingers, Ten little toes
Two little eyes, One little nose
One little mouth, two little ears
So is it pink, or is it blue
We think it’s time that you all knew…
The doctor searched while baby turned
With his next three words here’s what we learned
He told us then, that it is true
We’ll be buying lots of BLUE …
I honestly thought I was having another girl from day 1 but God has his plans and even though I’m nervous, I’m super excited!!! I feel like a first time mom all over again and I’m not sure what to expect with a boy but I know it’s going to be an exciting journey.
Well…with a baby boy comes lots of expense for us since everything we have is pink!
Vije and I bought lots of pink (pink pram, pink swing etc.) when Kitana was born…now I realise what a stupid mistake that was even though the products are stunning!
The stress of trying to find a buyer for our pink pram has worried me for weeks but then I realised I should just Gumtree it! I’ve used Gumtree for years and since I have loads to sell and buy, this is the best time to make use of their website. I have found all sorts of stuff on Gumtree, old, new and even services that was needed.
This time around, I decided not to buying anything gender specific and instead buy neutral colours which will be easier to sell later on. I’ve also decided to purchase some pre owned items which will help me save loads of money. Baby stuff isn’t getting any cheaper, visiting the baby expo not so long ago made me realise how expensive having a child is. I wish I could get my little man everything new like I did with Kitana but reality has sunk in…With the cost of living today, I need to think long-term and save for my kids future and their schooling.
There’s nothing wrong shopping for previously used items especially when the items are in great condition. Gumtree has lots to offer for a mom-to-be, it’s basically a one stop website to find everything you need to set up your dream nursery on a budget!
I guess the choice is yours. Babies really outgrow things very fast and I have found that sometimes the eagerness of a new mom can be overwhelming. The second time round is more practical and websites like Gumtree enable me to combine the joy of having everything at a cost that I can afford. It has also helped me reduce my ‘pinks’.
Happy shopping mom’s – let’s make our money work for us. I have just recently read somewhere that “Only 21c in every rand is available to the average South African household to pay for living expenses,” You can read more here, so let’s make our cents count and get value for money at Gumtree.
For that matter why not turn your unused goods into extra cash?
I will be selling many of my “pink” items on Gumtree including the Graco swing below.
The beauty of this website is that it works both ways. 🙂