i have been searching and searching for something for grayson to wear home from the hospital. the place where i bought ellie's outfit had some cute things, but nothing was knocking me over as perfect for my little man. the saleswoman at that store told me before ellie was born to buy preemie sizes for homecoming outfits because they're almost always the best fit for the 2-day old newborn, all the way up to 9 pounds or so. and because we're believing in faith that gray won't be more than 9 pounds, i've been searching for preemie. if you have ever participated in such a search, you already know that "preemie" and "cool" are sort of hard to find at once in one tiny article of clothing. i could just bring him home in a little white onesie and a cute blanket, but that isn't as fun. after countless hours of fruitless searching (read: time wasting), i had been contemplating a resignation of the search for the perfect size; i could just bring him home in something adorable that's a little baggy. i decided to look once more this morning, and, via my favorite site for wasting money on kid's stuff, i found this perfect thing. not only is it adorable, it's on sale! these wraps are made just for newborns in size "5 to 9 pounds." i debated back and forth, given the child will be born in august in texas, but i just couldn't resist this accessory to go along with his outfit. no, it was not on sale. yes, it was just 5 cents less than the outfit itself. but he'll only come home from the hospital once. besides, he may truly need it indoors where the a/c blows cold -- especially at our house.
so, there you have it. the great homecoming outfit search is over.
now, grayson reed, you can make your appearance.
as soon as the package gets here from canada, i mean.
boo to those of you who are rolling your eyes and cannot be sympathetic to just how important a coming-home-from-the-hospital-outfit is to a woman who is 8 months pregnant in the middle of summer. we will cling to anything that makes it seems like it's almost time. and i do mean anything.