Is this really a New York City trend? Heaven help us all.
Apparently, there are pregnant people who won't find out the sex of their baby beforehand--no news there--but they will let their baby shoppe salespeople know, so they can get all the nursery stuff right in advance. Confused? They pick out all their boy and girl gear at some store, then they tell the store to call the OB--and only order the stuff that matches the baby's gender.
All I can figure:
1) These people are high.
2) The woman who let her mom come in and decorate the nursery behind a padlocked door? High.
3) The salespeople who call about substitutions because some items aren't available, and then mention a bunch of other-gendered items to throw the mom off the scent? High.
4) People who go through months of logistical backflips and mind games in order to perpetuate some pink/blue hegemony? High.
5) Shops like Blue Bench in Tribeca and La Layette and Wicker Garden on the Upper East Side who do this? High.
6) The publicists who landed the same story in NY Magazine the same week? High.