As mentioned before, I'm on the prowl for cute Christmas pjs and a Christmas sweater. Um, how am I supposed to say no to either of these? RIDDLE ME THAT!
Santa's Little Helper
I could spend hours, HOURS, on the Carter's website. It's a sickness, I'm telling you.
I will say this about all of the clothes we have for L Bean: I don't think we have enough pajamas or sleep and plays. I've been cautious about buying footies. My worry is that he'll out-grow the length faster since his little feet have to be contained (we have no idea how tall this kid will be - the potential for TALL is there. Mom is 5'9" and dad is 6'4"). What do babies sleep in, besides footies? A onesie? In the winter? Omw (oh my word), I have so much to learn.
I recently emailed a friend inquiring about jackets for babies in the winter (her daughter was born in October of last year). I just couldn't picture a two or three month-old bulked-up in a jacket. She layered a long-sleeved onsie under EVERYTHING and put her daughter in a thick sweater most of the time. Think about it - you're not going to have your three month old just chilling outside in the cold. SO MUCH TO LEARN.
I also took a page from Friend Maggie's book and hung L Bean's clothes. Previously, everything was folded neatly in drawers. At first, I just hung his onesies and shirts. It's so much easier to get a look at ALL of his clothes, and I feel like it'll help make sure he wears everything (not just the 10 things that get washed and put back on top of the piles). This past weekend I noticed an extra little hook thingy (yes, that's the technical term) on the baby hangers - a place for pants! We all know that I love being organized, so this helps keep matching outfits together. I spent some time organizing his pants into closet too. I only hung the pants that match a onesie or shirt (example: adorableness). Don't worry, those drawers aren't going to waste. There are plenty footies, socks, blankets, jeans (from consignment sale), khakis (consignment), corduroys, etc. nestled neatly in them. Plus, I feel like the longer you've had the kid the more crap you accumulate. Now the crap has more places to hide!
I found these on the Old Navy website this weekend, just begging to be purchased:
But I resisted. First, they aren't on sale. Second, when do babies even start wearing shoes? I mean, we're trying to get away with just socks for as long as possible. But seriously, when do we need shoes?!?
And then I almost got these for next spring/summer:
These were actually on sale. But I didn't know what size to order, not knowing (1) when he'd need shoes and (2) how big he would be when he needed them.
As you can tell, I have baby on the brain.
On a TOTALLY different tangent - I really don't want L Bean to be born on September 11th. Is that stupid? L's generation may not even think twice about it, but that day has such a bad vibe for the rest of us. Regardless of its stupidity, I'm keeping my legs crossed until the 12th.