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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The First Thing I Bought

When I first found out I was pregnant (a whopping two months ago now!) I decided that I was not going to just go out and start buying baby clothes, toys, and everything else under the sun.  I wanted to wait.  Not only because the first part of pregnancy is so unreal, but also because I can't even mentally comprehend visiting the newborn section of stores or places like Baby Gap at this point.  What girl hasn't cooed over the cuteness of little tiny baby shoes and dresses?  But really needing to buy it is something totally different. 

About nine hundred of my friends are currently pregnant.  That's a low estimate, seriously.  Elementary schools are going to have to be constructed across the country in about four or five years to accommodate all these babies, because everyone is having babies this year.  I can't be alone in noticing this, can I?  

With all these pregnant friends come baby showers!  And lots of them.  So, ready or not, I have been plunged into the newborn section in search of wonderful gifts for all my much-more-pregnant-than-me friends and bombarded with the temptation of buying something for my own little one.

Its hard to resist the pull of a cut little snow suit with bunny ears or a fluffy newborn tutu.   Then I remember that I might have a little boy so buying said tutu may not be so appropriate.  Plus, part of me wanted the first thing I purchased to be something special.  You always remember the first time you buy a baby item for you and your baby, rather than a gift. 

What constituted a perfect first baby item for my first child?  I didn't  know until I saw it...



If you have been reading my blog or been to my home you know of my love for moose.  So, the second I saw this little outfit I snatched it off the shelf and added it to the pile of other clothes I had already picked out for a friend of mine.  

It is white, gender neutral.   It is soft, fleecy, and perfect for the fall weather my baby will be born into.  It is covered in adorable cartoony moose.  It is perfect.  

Now this little outfit is hanging in the closet of the room that will belong to the baby.  In the room where we currently keep a spare bed, all our gun cabinets, hunting supplies, and a bookshelf stuffed with my textbooks.  Yeah, that room is a whole other story, but you have to start preparing for a baby somewhere and I think there is nothing more perfect than this little outfit right here!

15 comments:

T Lee said...

it is perfect!! i know of your love of moose :) my niece also shares the love of moose! now, does REI or Bass Pro have a cute moose nursery set??? LOL

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

I don't know about those stores, but Cabellas does! haha

Rosanne said...

Perfect! I bought a cute little moose outfit at babygap for my grandson last fall. Gotta love those moose! :)

Amanda said...

Oh that is just adorable! Great purchase.
I can definitely say "I'm getting a puppy shopping" sucks you in, I have no doubt the same is true for "I'm having a baby shopping". The stuff is simply too cute for words.

Misty Dawn said...

Love it! And, you're right - it's perfect!

A Joyful Chaos said...

Absolutely adorable! Buying those first few items for your baby is always so exciting!

Blessings~

HickChickBritt said...

I have definately noticed that pretty much everyone I know is pregnant. I bet it has something to do with the economy. Maybe it will be my turn soon! :)

MarieElizabeth said...

It's perfect, I love it! We had the baby boom here last year, so maybe it's moved east. I mean seriously, it was like 24 people in my work building alone. We should have opened a daycare.

Rachel Roushey said...

That is too cute! I may have to see if I can find that online! lol....the reality of pregnancy really starts kicking in when you start buying stuff you know you're going to be using soon!

Kristin said...

Because you are my internet friend, and because I think those moose jammies are totally cute...I did a quick google search and found this:
http://www.ishopforbaby.com/moosecribset.html

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

lol. Kristen you know I love it! I wonder if Shawn will think its too much when I start getting everything covered in moose? hehe

Mel said...

It is so hard to not buy everything under the sun. And drool over all the baby clothes. They are just so little and cute! I love sleepers like this too. Like you said they are perfect for fall babies!

A New England Life said...

What an adorable little sleeper! Preparing for a new member of the family is always so exciting!!!

Rachel Sue said...

A Joyful Chaos already said just what was on my mind! 'Absolutely Adorable!' I love it! Congratulations!

AJ said...

I will also be part of that Vermont baby boom in August. Super excited, but I also have to finish school first.

LOVE the moose :) If you happen to mention where you got them, it might be the first thing I buy for the baby as well.

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