Sunday, February 12, 2012

hanging in the breeze

Soooo we had our 20 week scan this weekend... very special seeing our baby's tiny feet kicking inside, legs stretching then 'frogging' back up like elastic bands, fingers and hands clasping, little spine bones all perfectly formed and trying to perform a backflip without success. 1 hour of baby viewing wasn't enough. We could have watched all day. 'It's so much better than TV' were Mark's exact words.

Washing baby clothes 4 months prior to the due date makes me all kinds of silly happy. This past week I have washed, hung, folded and found nooks in bub's wardrobe for four loads of tiny outfits, socks, blankets, cardigans, hats and onesies. 



So tiny.
So incredibly cute.
Some .....so incredibly pink. Yep! We are going to have a sweet little girl!  We couldn't be happier.

However... I don't like pink a whole lot. In moderation it's fine, but just not not an entire wardrobe full of it. I guess we will attempt to avoid the uber pink girlie craze. But so many baby girls clothes (not to mention toys) in the shops are exactly that - pink! So we have decided not to own any pink MCNs, gorgeous rainbow colours only. I do so love bright primary colours and neutrals. In saying that what's the bet our little button will adore all shades of pink and only pink!


Her wardrobe is slowly filling up with adorable teensy clothes and essentials. Having a mum who manages an op-shop has helped us in the biggest way. My lovely Ma has been collecting the best of the best 2nd hand outfits for the past 12 or so months. Mark and I feel fab about reusing clothing that have only been worn once or twice, and in many cases still have the labels on! A quick wash and viola. New. I understand 2nd hand baby clothing is not everyone's cup of tea, and that's just fine. Each to their own :)


12 comments:

  1. Ohhhhhh yay! So exciting!! Gorgeous teeny clothes. Love it!

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  2. Aw, a little girl! I've always found grey and brown balance out pink beautifully, so you could always whip up a few things in those tones. Oh and khaki green goes nicely with the duskier pink tones too. :)

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  3. Lovely Tracey! & I love navy on girls! ;-)

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  4. Congratulations! A little girl. How wonderful.

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  5. That is so exciting, just looking at all those tiny clothes makes me smile!

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  6. That is so exciting, just looking at all those tiny clothes makes me smile!

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  7. Exciting! No issues with second hand baby clothing over here! In fact I'm the opposite - quite proud of the fact that my kids wear mostly second-hand and hand-made. Enjoy this part of your pregnancy - it's the best.

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  8. Yay! Too much excitement from too far away. I need to come for a visit asap and see all the progress.

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  9. Sooo cute, a girl is very exciting! There are lots of nice girls clothes in all different colors, although people who buy you presents are almost always sure to choose the pink one...

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  10. What a wonderful moment, such amazing stuff going on inside you. We didn't have any scans but I remember the first time I heard our wee man's heart beat, brought a tear to my eyes and made it all real somehow.
    Love the op shop for baby/kids/my clothes. A lot of the baby stuff has hardly been worn at all, just like new, and they wear it for so short a time I couldn't stand to pay full retail. Lucky you having a mum op-shop manager.

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  12. My daughter was beautifully dressed all through her childhood. She wore wollen coats from England, leather shoes from spain, American oshkosh overalls and beautiful french dresses all preowned. I loved thrifting and was able to put italian leather shoes on her feet for most of her childhood with the money that I saved on her clothes. Nowadays we know it is better for the environment if we recycle, reuse and repurpose and the fashion industry is a good place to practice this.
    Good for you and goodluck on the birth of your little girl.

    :)

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