That’s what my mom called my baby girl. It’s true. She has so many clothes, I don’t know what to do. Really, I do though. It’s time yet again for her to move up a size. This time I’m doing it before the clothes are outrageously tight (pulling on her shoulders) with the cloth diapers on. Although now we’re totally over to Bum Genius! diapers, they are thinner. Yes, she still has disposables now and then, you know, when the BG’s are in the washer, at night (which really isn’t necessary) and travelling. But at this point, we don’t have enough to last more than 2 full days. That’s 7 am to 7 pm roughly for 2 days. Wash, rinse, dry, etc. Bygones.
Point is, I have her clothes (give me a sec)…yup.. almost dry, I have this maternal clock now that stops the damn dryer from buzzing. Either it makes a new noise when it gets toward the end, or my brain is hypersensitive to time.
The only 6-9 month clothes I didnt’ wash were the cheap pants that were too long (by that I mean I got them on sale for $1). I even washed the jammies, which are probably still too long, but they’ll be there in a day or two when she grows 3 inches. Sheesh. We did get one pkg of the Gerber 6-9 month onesies for Christmas, and they looked big enough, I hope that they don’t shrink in the wash/dry cycle, because I’d be disappointed. For some reason almost all of those that we got were the wrong size. We bought some ‘boy’ ones and they barely fit her at 3-6 month size when they are 6-9 month size.
Anyway, between her sheets (pee, my own fault for moving her cloth diaper over to the pail without ‘strapping’ her back up again) and the clothes she’s worn for a couple of days, all the new ones made a HUGE HUGE load. One of the cool things I bought was 2 hoodie outfits (the pants are too long), BUT, I got the 3 piece set for $4 on sale. Instead of $10. At the same time as we got the $1 cheap pants. And it was on credit from recycling cans in Iowa. So they were free. Again, the pants won’t fit, but hey, jeans, a onesie and a cute little hoodie? All together now, Awwwww!
Baby learnin’ indeed, look at the tags on the clothes, yes, but hold them up to your darlin’ so you know what size he/she will truly be in. That goes for even if they’re a size up if they’re the Gerbers, you never can tell!
My kids never fit into the clothing sizes at all. I only have to wash diapers twice a week now – which is nice. For a while there I was washing every other day – and that was exhausting!
I have found the Gerber onesies to have really odd sizing – my kids always grew out of those first. The Carter onesies they seem to be able to wear well past the size that coordinates with their age. It’s maddening!