Monday, April 06, 2009
Holy Hand-me-downs, Batman!
This small-ish laundry basket is full of all the things that I have bought for our new little girl. I have only purchased a few things and they have to *really* catch my attention. I've also tried to buy things in larger sizes. Most of that basket is full of clothes sized 18 months, as Gymboree had an excellent rack of darling clothes for $4.79 each, and they even had coordinating pieces! They didn't, however, have a ton of baby stuff on the rack, so I bought about 6 outfits for two winters from now. I'm quite proud of my restraint in purchasing clothes, as a big part of me wants to go CRAZY and buy everything I think is even remotely cute! It is way more fun to shop for girls clothes and accessories than it is to shop for boy stuff!!!!
This photo explains, in large part, why I'm not feeling the need to go purchase a ton of new clothes for this little angel! Everyone keeps giving me huge sacks and boxes full of FABULOUS baby girl clothes! Most of the clothing in these bags is for up to SIX MONTHS OLD - seriously. She will NEVER be able to wear all of these clothes. If I changed her outfit 3 times per day for 6 months, there would still be things in these bags that were never worn. To give a bit of perspective, I just cleaned out Jake's drawers and gave everything from his first year to a gal with a baby exactly one year younger than Jake. His entire first year wardrobe filled 2 sacks, and they were packed pretty loosely. Now I've got, what, six sacks for our baby girls first 6 months!?!? Crazy!!! Now, don't get me wrong, I'm excited to have such a plethora of pink to choose from, I think I might just need a way to share the love! Does anyone need any baby girl clothes..........?