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Long legs

IMG_1576.JPG, originally uploaded by griffey.

Eliza’s one-piece outfits are quickly becoming too short. Time to go shopping soon. It’s kind of hard to find clothes for baby girls without the following annoyances:

  • ruffles (especially on the butt!)
  • a collar that constantly sticks up, rubbing against her face
  • gendered words like “princess,” “precious,” and “angel”
  • bows and flowers that stick up (why??)
  • pastel colors, especially pink
  • stretchy bow headbands (YIKES! you’ll never catch Eliza dead in one of those)

All we want is simple: soft, comfortable, functional, cute but not cutesy, easy to take on and off, easy to care for clothes made out of good quality cotton, fleece, or terry. Eliza is not a doll, she is a kid. She wants to feel good while sleeping and playing in her clothes.

Ok, I’m done ranting now.

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Socks are cool

Today Eliza is wearing her first outfit that doesn’t have feet. That’s because she can finally wear socks without them falling off! She was so tiny when we brought her home (at one point, she weighed 5 pounds 7 ounces). It’s great to see her growing and her cheeks getting so chubby. And her feet getting big enough for socks. 🙂