Welcome to another Thoughts for Thursday link-up. Today I'm talking all about dressing your baby (or toddler) boy. I've done several post in the past that you can find here that shares some of Brody's fashion over the last (almost) two years. I want to share some of my thoughts today on dressing a little boy as well as debunking the stereotype that it's not as much fun to dress a boy as it is a girl!! That really can not be further from the truth.
Since finding out last week that we are having a baby girl next, it's made me reflect a lot on how much fun it's been having a little boy. Of course I am ecstatic to have a little girl, but my time so far with Brody has truly been incredible. I've learned so much about him and the innate characteristics that little boys are born with and what truly makes men and woman so different. We are wired differently from the get-go. But that's a topic for an entire post of it's own!
Anyway, here are my feelings on dressing a little boy...
+ I get lots of sweet comments from all of you about how cute Brody is dressed. I truly appreciate each one. It's amazing the amount of joy it brings me to shop and dress my little man.
+ Brody is approaching two and his "baby" stage is starting to come to an end. His days of wearing bubbles are pretty much over which makes me shed a tear or two and we are becoming a little more limited on our selection of "one pieces."
+ When I see other little boys dressed in frilly/lace outfits, I usually wonder if the father of the son puts up a fight over those outfits or not?? You want to know why? Because my husband has been known to give grief over a few of Brody's outfits. I really tried to have a balance of clothes that weren't too over-the-top that I knew he would hate, but still get my way with some beautiful traditional day gowns and outfits.
+ Below were some of Brody's newborn day gowns that Matt didn't quite understand at first; but once he realized the practicality of them when we were changing 18 diapers a day, he came around
+ Kissy Kissy (and Paty) gowns were truly my favorites. They are so darn soft and still super practical. They can take you from day to night and they even convert from gown into romper with a few little snaps.
+ If you live in the South, any baby boutique will sell plenty of options for smocked clothes, bubbles and day gowns. I found most of mine from stores in New Orleans, Fairhope, and here in Pensacola.
+ We had a couple hand-me-downs, but not many. I have two brothers and my Mom saved all of our beautiful clothes from when we were babies. Unfortunately, every single one of them were lost in hurricane Ivan back in 2004. It makes me so sad to think about. I would have loved to seen Brody in some of them and even more so seen our new baby girl in some of my childhood dresses. But, they're gone :(
+ Matt called this type of outfit below, Pilgrim collars. He was not a fan at all!! I love the big collars and probably would have had many more if he didn't whine about them so much.
+ Bubbles are seriously my fave. There is really nothing cuter than baby rolls hanging out in all their glory. Rolls have never looked so good before....
+ These little Feltman Brothers Bobby Suits are a timeless, classic. They will be saved as a family heirloom and treasured forever. Matt can't even fight me that Brody doesn't look like a sharp dressed man :)
+ Sorry for the excess of photos, but I had so much fun going through all my photos. I definitely recognized the fact that I did a terrible job of pulling out my nice camera the first 3 months of Brody's life. That will definitely change for baby number two!! I vow to take great photos and not snap everything on my iPhone!!
+ Tell me, does anyone else's husband fight you on the clothes that you dress your baby in?? Thank goodness I'm the one that dresses our baby every.single.day, so I'll dress him in whatever the heck I want to :) Make sure you always win this battle ladies. As I tell Matt, Brody has the rest of his life to wear khaki's and button down shirts. I'm going to dress him like a baby for the few short years he is a baby!!!
Now it's your turn. Share your thoughts with Natalie and I and link-up with us below!