Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Shopping for Baby

Eric and I have always known we wanted kids and that raising a family was kind of the most awesome experience we could share together, it was just a matter of when it was going to happen. The baby urge started to creep up on me when we had been married for about six months and after working with babies for a while and realizing that I could be comfortable with them I knew it was time.

I can remember a time in the not too distant past when I really wasn't interested in babies. I have always always always loved kids (the kind that are old enough to talk to and play with) but I never used to really see the appeal of babies, I mean, what do you do with them? This must have been mostly due to my lack of exposure to babies because once I got a job where I work with new borns every day it didn't take long for me to become totally fascinated with them, now I think they are completely and utterly amazing!

So what I'm trying to say is if you are not in that "baby" place in your life and you find all this baby talk uninteresting I totally get it and I'm sorry to blab on about it. I was just like you not long ago. Unfortunately I am now in super baby mode and it consumes my every thought, and I figure that's probably a good thing seeing as I am having one :-) Not only will thinking about our new arrival help me feel prepared, it's fun for me to think about he/she. I'm not going to be pregnant forever so I might as well enjoy it.

Ok, enough rambling, all this is leading up to the fact that I made my first baby clothes purchase the other day and I'm kind of in love with baby clothing now. Since we don't know the sex of the baby yet I got all gender neutral stuff but it is just so darn cute! Everything comes in the most adorable animal patterns and it's so tiny! Squeee!! Ok, sorry about that, freak out over :-) Here is what the babies wardrobe consists of so far, I'm sure I will be adding many, many more outfits once I know if it's a boy or a girl.

The whole bunch of clothes I got, some of which were gifted from my mom (thanks mom!)


Party animals


Umm... a little bit of everything I guess :-)
Aren't the prints just darling? I got all of these at Once Upon a Child, a consignment store for babies and children. I found that some of the furniture in the store was a bit pricey but the clothes seemed like a good deal. most of these onsies cost about $3, definitely worth a look if you are in the market for gently used baby clothes. My mother in law Jody has also been scoring me some great deals on baby gear at garage sales and consignment sales, I can't wait to see everything she's picked up in person!


  1. The animals are sooo cute! I understand the first half about not being so baby and giving disclaimers about the baby focus... but as a currently non-baby friend I am glad that you are embracing it! If you were not posting about the new addition I would be worried. I think new life needs excitement!