Thursday, July 15, 2010

Something for Him. Or Her.

If you ask my son, Max, if Momma is having a boy baby or a girl baby, he almost always answers with the same matter-of-fact response:

"Well, we'll just have to see what kind of clothes it's wearing."


(I suppose at age four, and with two other brothers, the other major indicators don't seem to come to mind.)

One of the fun things that comes along with not finding out the gender of your baby ahead of time is that your hospital bag gets to be packed with a little bit of pink and a little bit of blue.

This is something I've always really enjoyed - shopping for one or two little boy outfits, and one or two little girl outfits to tote along to the hospital with us.

Last week, I went on a little shopping trip, and picked out the things we'll bring to the hospital with us.

Since I usually birth really tiny ones, my babies are typically in preemie clothes for about a month. But, the real clothing cuteness and selection starts at the newborn size, so I picked out one (teeny tiny) preemie outfit and one newborn outfit (with a little bit of Short style!) for each gender.

Wanna see what I got?

Here is baby boy's teeny tiny outfit.

And, baby girl's counterpart.

And, for a little bit of Short style...

A newborn outfit for baby boy.

I thought about pants and a shirt, but CRABS! It was covered in crabs! EEK!!! I mean, we are from Maryland, and we love us some crabs. He had to have this one.

And, a little something for baby girl.

It had to be plaid. My forever favorite print. (Oh, the variety of plaids that have graced my wardrobe over the years.)

With a little bit of girly lace.

One month from Saturday, we get to meet our newest little one.

And, slip him OR her into one of these outfits.

I wonder...


  1. I love the crab outfit!

    Did you wait to find out the gender for each child, or is this the first time?

  2. Keeley - we've done it both ways. We found out with Max, but were surprised with Jack and Lincoln - and of course, this baby. I loved it both ways - LOVE the surprise, and LOVED knowing who Max was throughout my pregnancy.

    *This time, with the boys being old enough to understand, the surprise has been ALOT of fun for our family!!

  3. The crabs are perfect for you all. And that dress -- I'd have another one just to put her in that dress. ;) Hope the last days are going well for you!

  4. Such cute outfits for the cute baby who will wear them - boy or girl!
    I like the surprise part, and can't wait to hear if it's a boy or girl!

  5. Such cute outfits!!

    I think it is hysterical that he thinks the baby's gender will be determined by what type of clothes you put on the baby!!! ;-D

  6. My daughter asked me one day how I knew if she was a boy or a girl. She knows how to tell on a puppy! I asked her about that and she said, "By it's pee-pee." I said, "Well, have you ever seen the boys go potty at daycare?" She said she had, so I said, "Do they have the same privates as you?" She said, "No they have that little thumb thingy." LOL

  7. My almost 6 year old son told his brother today that girls are different from boys because "girls have holes in their ears to put earrings in." LOL!

  8. I love the outfits! We always did the same thing... I also have a pink and blue baby blanket that are our fav for swaddling that I always pack to bring to the hospital, not knowing which we'll be using!!!

    I am so excited for you girlie!! Can't wait to meet him or her... enjoy this last month with your lil one swimming around inside you... there is nothing like it and before you know it you'll be holding this precious babe in your arms. :-)

  9. Ahhhh! All those outfits are super cute, but I have to say the plaid one did me in.

    Oh, can't wait to see what your little one ends up wearing :)