Boy = blue. It also equals shopping, at least when you first find out. When we left the doctor’s office, we called our family with the good news, and an hour later – Mom and I were at the stores. Having not paid much attention to little boy clothes before now, I was anxious to get started. I’m not a huge fan of the cutesie prints full of plane, cars, or animals, so I was a little curious to see what was available.
I needn’t have worried. Granted, if you’re looking for animals or transportation vehicles, you won’t be disappointed, but I was pleased to find that there were plenty of styles from which to choose. I also realized that little boy clothes are every bit as cute as little girls. (Okay, maybe not as cute, but definitely in the same ball park. There’s still something about little dresses that melt my heart.)
We went to TJ Maxx because we’re always looking for deals. I didn’t want to go nuts since it was our first shopping trip, but I did want a few items. We ended up with four outfits. The first one is this adorable outfit that we had to get because it says “fishing” on it. (No, I do not moonlight as a fisherman, but my step-dad loves it and I figure since he can handle the whole worm-on-a-hook thing, he can teach our son. While wearing the outfit of course.) Plus it came with a matching cap.
But the one that I had to, I mean HAD to get, was this next one.
In this picture I am checking it out, thinking, “hmm… cute, soft, cuddly, lacking in animals, definitely a possibility.” (Ignore the double chin if you can; a side-effect of pregnancy.)
I held it up for mom to see.
And then I unzipped it and guess what I found?
Motorcycle Club. Seriously, how could I not get it? The CPA would be so proud.
Mom was helping me in this whole shopping process too, and she picked out some great choices.
Like this little set of night clothes that she bought for the baby to wear during his first few months. It comes with a couple of onesies, a pair of adorable booties, and one of those great zipper-up things to keep him nice and toasty. Helpful since he will be born during the cold winter months.
She also bought this outfit, my which is my absolute favorite.
How cute is that? Love the little distressed jeans and the cardigan. He’s going to be the preppiest newborn on the street!
Outfits weren’t the only thing that we bought – we also picked up a couple of extras that were just too cute to pass up. Like this teaching elephant toy by Gund.
And this book about dogs which includes cool features like a wagging tail and fuzzy “fur” that kids can touch.
All-in-all, we didn’t do too bad at TJ Maxx. They have great prices (the Gund elephant cost $8.00 vs. $36.00 at Dilliard’s). But we wanted to see what else was available. Since we were meeting my sister for lunch in Georgetown, we decided to head towards one of their baby boutiques called Dawn Price Baby.
They had everything from outfits to toys to strollers to shoes.
Then there was the ever useful Pee-pee Teepee.
It’s too bad they were out-of-stock or I would have bought one. I’m guessing it’ll come in handy.
We didn’t come away from the boutique empty-handed - mom bought this book: The Little Engine That Could. It will be a great addition to his growing collection and I know he will enjoy having it read to him for years to come.
It was the perfect end to a perfect day. We didn’t get too much because we still have a ways to go (20 weeks and counting), but it was nice to be able to pick up a few things specifically for our little boy. Now I can hardly wait to see them on him!
When did you (would you) go shopping for your new baby? What items did you (would you) buy?