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Friday, October 14, 2011

I wish he’d stay little forever

I went through Kyton’s drawers and officially removed most of the 3 and 6 month clothes.  I had them in his drawer and would try and squeeze him  into a onesie or t-shirt, but he had grown past the point of the squeeze.  I just can’t believe that my baby is too big for 6 month clothes and is comfortably wearing 9 and 12 month clothing.  I was actually excited when he weighed in on Monday and had not gained a single ounce from the previous week. 
This is one of my favorite outfits.  It was the first thing that was purchased for him. We picked this our as a gift for our parents to give us in front of my extended family as a way to announce the pregnancy.  It has been amazing that he was able to fit into it from his 4 day old doctor’s appointment (far left)  all the way until 12 weeks of age when we went for a ride in the stroller. 
Here are a few pictures from the archives in chronological order
my favorite outfit (1 of 4)my favorite outfit (2 of 4)
my favorite outfit (3 of 4)my favorite outfit (4 of 4) 
and the last time he wore it…
favorite outfit (1 of 2) favorite outfit (2 of 2)
We need some more 12 month clothes, so I figured I’d try craig’s list.  Kyton’s baby clothes were barley used, so I assumed many other moms outgrown clothing is great condition.  Apparently I was wrong.  I met a seller in a public place to purchase some baby clothing.  I learned that we have a different definition of a stain, after sorting through a bin of clothes with yellow spots all over, stretched out and worn out material and chunks!  Yes, chunks!   I came home and promptly washed my hands!
I need your suggestions.  I know that there are plenty of thrifty mom’s out there.  We were fortunate to be given many gifts of clothing that have gotten us to this point, but we’ve gotten to the point that we need to buy some clothing for our little boy.  Where do you get new or used clothes for a decent price? 

3 comments:

Amy said...

Carly, we are blessed to have friends with older kids who give us hand-me-downs. Not sure if you have any friends in the area who have older boys, but even if they want them back, they may be willing to lend you some. Also, second hand kids clothes stores are great. We have a couple up here, I use "Tots to Teens" sometimes, usually you can get clothes for $1 -$5 a piece depending on what you are looking for, and they do the sorting and cleaning before you sift through the clothes, so it is usually pretty nice. Good luck!

Dina said...

Oh! I would try Ross, TJ Maxx, or Marshalls they usually have cheap baby clothes. Also try thrift stores like Goodwill or the Salvation Army. They have baby clothes all over the place.

I'm a fan of Ross though...isn't there a Bells Outlet in FL? I think Bells sometimes has baby clothes too.

Gail Seago said...

Carly,
I honestly shop the clearance racks at the retail stores. I've gone to a few baby thrift stores in the area, but they are normally over-priced. Last time I promptly went to Kohls and got an outfit for what I was going to spend at the thrift store.
G

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