So whatever I wrote earlier about the mysteriously absent baby-buying-bug: forget it. Baby Gap was 50% off for Black Friday and successfully cured my shopping funk. Ryan, naturally, is thrilled.
I think I was a little slow getting out of the gate because I was so focused on gender-neutral newborn clothes. There are relatively few things specifically designated as such. But then it occurred to me that newborns are only newborns for a blink of time and then, you know, they grow and stuff.
I also realized that a lot of clothes in the baby boys' sections could readily be worn by girls too. I mean: plain corduroy overalls, khaki toddler cargo pants, knit sweaters in gray and cream colors, plaid shirts, denim shirts--anyone can wear these things. Maybe that's why I like Baby Gap so much. They make some simply cute clothes without plastering everything with loud screen prints or logos of construction equipment.
And only 16 days until mama here can get herself new clothes. Yipee!
(I was fixing to cave and post a cheesy bump shot, but my iPhone camera app is not working. Consider yourself spared.)