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!