Today I thought I'd show you some of the growing pile of baby clothes that we have stashed in our guest room. The vast majority is from my mother (a recreational shopper with a penchant for sales), but now that a lot of stores are facing up to the fact that colder weather is coming, we've been doing a little baby shopping of our own.
Forgive that these photos are a little bright, but I took them in the bright afternoon sun during quiet time (which is the new nap time), which was the only time I had to myself all day.
|This needs to be multiplied by about five. Also, I'm feeling rather smug about the lack of pink in this photo.|
Tops and onesies. I know from experience that we will be needing an enormous collection of these thanks to the rate that most newborn need to have their clothes changed. With babies that are tiny enough to not be able to support their heads very well, I love the kimono style onesies (like the top left) where you can just lie them on top and button them in without having to pull anything over their heads. Unfortunately, those are a little trickier to come by. I'm a big fan of onesies and bought them for Espen for as long as he could fit in them for the simple fact that it keeps a kid warm and dressed without the gap in the middle that you get with shirts and pants. The three onesies in the front are all from Old Navy and can be found here.
|I like to imagine a soft and sleepy baby inside these.|
Jammies, one-pieces and a pair of overalls. Being another winter baby who mostly stayed at home with his mama, Espen spent the first couple of months of his life in his footie pajamas. Squiggle will have much the same experience, so we need to expand this collection a bit too. The eagle-eyed reader will also have noticed that the pair of overalls in this picture makes up Squiggle's entire collection of pants. We need to get on that, but let's be honest, baby pants just aren't as cute or fun to buy. The stripy giraffe pajamas and the cream and turquoise one piece are both from Carter's, and the rest were from my mama in Norway, who is too generous for her own good (although, Mumsy, please don't stop until you get her some tights, please!). Now I want to pair those overalls with the turquoise onesie in the picture above.
This post has been brought to you by the 28th week of pregnancy, a confirmation from my doctor that Squiggle is, in fact, still a girl and a highly inspirational reading of the Mini Boden catalog. Who don't sponsor me, but I have a feeling that I will very soon be sponsoring them.
*Squiggle is a nickname that we came up with for the baby, because that is what she does all day long. Espen spent the first months of embryo and fetus-hood as Sprinkle, because I read that he was the size of a chocolate sprinkle the week we first learned of his existence.