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..........?


Katie said...

For a baby girl, there is no such thing as too many clothes! Just ask Rosie, the heiress of 2 handy-down fortunes!

Tara Bergsjo said...

I am glad you found me. I was going to see if I could find you on the Johnnie's also. I have spent the last hour or so reading your blog. I don't even know what to say. But I do know that you are such an amazingly strong woman. I am so happy that I have met your wonderful family. All 5 of your beautiful boys seem so amazing!

P.S. The blog book address is I use the code is g84ctw. If you have any problems with theses let me know and I will help you.

P.S.S. I LOVE Jake's birthday cake! AMAZING!!

Jeff & Erin said...

Aren't hand me downs great!? We have hardly ever bought clothes for Kaleb who is almost two, and very few for Jenna at 5 months! We are lacking in the 6 months-2t size department, but thats ok, we have been lucky!

Jessie said...

Hey - HAPPY BIRTHDAY on Saturday!!!! I thought of you all day and kept meaning to send an email or call or something...but alas...I did not. I'll blame it on pregnancy and Easter weekend.
I didn't forget it was your birthday, though. I hope it was a great one - prego, 5 boys, and all!