I wanted to start shopping a while ago, but had decided to wait until my first ultrasound showed everything was fine. Since that went well, we headed to the stores on Friday (barely 48 hours later lol). We obviously tried to stick to gender neutral colors, since we won’t know the gender until May. My mom had secretly gone shopping already and bought the blue and grey pieces. We agreed that pale blue could work for a girl (right? lol).
^^ I don’t know if we’ll need the little mittens yet. But my mom bought them just in case, because I was scratcher, so they had to use these on me so I wouldn’t scratch my face. These are all very basic pieces and mainly underwear. Finding actual clothes that are somewhat neutral is turning out to be quite a challenge. So we’re holding off to it for now until we know whether we’re having a boy or a girl. I have to say though, I’m not digging current baby fashion. Whatever happened to pastels? Most stores around here either carry dark / bright pink, or dark blue and fluo green. Lots of skulls on baby boy clothes (seriously?), and princess themed stuff for girls. I mean, a little bit of princess stuff is okay. But a whole wardrobe full? I like pale colors and little bears or cute little characters like that.
Plus, we’re thinking about having more than one child on the long run. So it would be nice to be able to re-use some clothes for our next babies, even if they end up being different genders. Especially the newborn sizes, up until at least 6 months or so.
Anyway, I did fall in love with this awesome Winter coat!
How adorable is this?? If you look closely, you can see it’s got built in folds that basically replace mittens. Super practical, as separate mittens tend to fall off easily. It’s a size 0 to 6 months, which will be perfect since baby should be born around the end of September. The poor thing will spend the first 6 months of his/her life in horrible cold weather.
I love white clothes for babies. I know it’s probably not a good color as far as stains are concerned, but I think it makes any baby look angelical. And it’s gender neutral, so extra bonus. It’s hard to find plain white stuff though! Maybe I should launch my own line of baby clothes or something. I can already tell it’s going to be hard to find stuff in stores that I like.
Anyway, we’re definitely going to need a whole lot more than this. But since these are the very first clothes we’ve ever bought for our own baby (finally, not for other people’s babies!), I was super excited to share them :-)