Friday, April 13, 2012

Crazy over clothes

I decided to do kind of a 'fun' post today.
Since our half way mark is here (YAHHH!) I am getting so anxious to get this over with.  I am beginning to think that counting down days isn't a good thing.  I have a 'ticker' on my phone and I swear I check that darn thing like 4 times a day.  Yes, I know it won't change til the NEXT day, but still... I am obsessed with it!  I need to chill out and let the time fly by like it usually does when I don't want it to.
Anyway... for those who know me well, you know that any cute outfit I see for Lucy, I buy.  I can't help myself.  My husband has stopped making comments when I buy more clothes for her.  He knows that I would eat Ramen noodles before I stop shopping for Lucy.  It's not normal, I know it's crazy, but I love her in cute clothes!  :-)  By cute, I don't mean expensive.  I have found that Wal-Mart has some of the cutest clothes for kids!
Before Lucy was casted, we wondered what the heck we are going to put her in during the day.  Her leg is casted so darn high that it makes it hard.  I also try to get something long enough to cover her diaper, but that's not easy when it's HOT in Arizona!
Right now she is pretty much living in Carters Nightgowns.  They are so cute, they look like a dress, and they are comfy.  Lucy normally right now would be wearing a 24 month size, but I buy a 3T in these gowns and they work just great.  Most other things I have bought for her tend to be too big and slip off her shoulder.
Yesterday (with all my excitement for the half way mark) I decided to clear out her closet.  I haven't really spent that much time in her room since we don't change her in there, and really, she wears the same gowns all the time now.  I figured when she is out of her cast she will still be a size 24 month or a 2T.  This kid is tall!  I bagged up all of her 18 month sizes and it literally PAINS me to think of these beautiful clothes she hasn't had a chance to wear!  Luckily, our friend and her little girl is coming over to take some of the clothes off our hands.  YES, of course, I will donate them IF and WHEN we decide not to have another.  Haven't gotten that far yet.
My mom is almost worse than I am with buying clothes.  She literally calls every day saying 'OH MY GOSH I got a few new dresses for Lucy and then I saw a bathing suit, blah blah blah...'  
The other night I was looking through old pictures and it inspired me to get on and search out for some new things for the babe.  Once the box arrived, I had to wash everything and organize her closet.  I can't WAIT for her to be able to wear clothes again!!!!!!!!!!!  My little fashionista will have to wait about 6 more weeks to jump into her new threads.  
Carters clothes, which are at most places, seem to fit the best.  Their dresses for her while in her cast are perfect.  I have actually bought the 2T in dresses, and they are perfect.  Not too expensive and look so cute!
If your baby is going into a cast, don't waste your time and money on anything else.  The annoyance with clothes that fall off the shoulder ALL DAY long, will lead to shredded cheese and applesauce down the cast.  Been there, done that.
If anyone out there is facing a cast after May and would like the gowns, let me know!  I would be happy to share the love. <3  (I have 7 of em.)
I promised myself NO MORE buying clothes.  BUT... Just as I was searching for the link to the Carters store, I looked over to Aaron and said, 'I HAVE to buy this navy dress right now for Lucy.' :-)  It's not right... Don't judge. :)  
Have a happy weekend everyone!  

How cute is this from Gymboree?  Perfect for a casted babe too.

Here is her CLEANED OUT closet.  Post- cast gear.  I know, I know, I know.  It's insane.  
The bags at the bottom are her clothes from the last few months that she couldn't wear.  
:-(  Some day, some little girl is going to be so happy to get these!  Whether it's a sissy for Lucy or a recipient of our donation... 
(May I point out that these are her 'going out' clothes! Her hang out clothes reside in her dresser.)

Where am I going to put all of these bags?!

YAY I got a new sunhat for our San Diego trip!

Here's my beauty in one of her nighties! 

YES. There she is.  My beautiful, perfect, lovely, amazing baby.

1 comment:

  1. lol Karen! kindred spirit here I buy so many matching outfits for Erin. I even buy the whole range of a particular designer or store if I like it! I never put Erin in trousers pre spica it was always dresses and skirts, but now I have some cute dungarees and leggins just because she has her legs back!!

    BTW I have to use this abandoned blog of mine to leave a comment on your blog for some reason I can't use - odd!