1. Organic Neon 'Baby' Onesie, c/o Hello Apparel // 2. Aden + Anais Bamboo Dream Blanket, c/o RedEnvelope // 3. Circo Lil' Animals + Grey Dot Crib Sheets, gift from my mom // 4. Sophie the Giraffe, gift from my mom // 5. Local Crew/Security Onesie, c/o Umphrey's McGee // 6. 'Baby Loves to Rock' Book, Bigger Books // 7. Newborn Hat + Sock Set, gift from my sister // 8. Aden + Anais Burp Bib, Target
Although we are really making a conscious effort to keep things to a minimum and focus on necessities, it's admittedly been impossible not to start collecting some baby goodies. I did wait until the end of the first trimester to buy anything, and I haven't accumulated much. But I look at this as a time of celebration, and some fun things here and there for our little one just make it even more exciting. Now that we know the gender, we'll get our registry together soon and decide exactly what we need in terms of practical, necessary items. In the meantime though, I thought I'd share some of the items we've picked up and gotten as gifts so far. I love each of these so much, and because they make up the very first goodies we got for our baby, I think they'll always hold a special place in my heart. We've also received some handmade goodies (including the most adorable knit hat from my sister, hand-illustrated onesies from my BFF Jen, and a sweet tummy blanket from our friend Vince's mom) that I need to photograph and share on here at some point - they're just that amazing to me. And yes, my sentimentality level is through the roof these days. Welcome to pregnancy.
Do any of you who are moms or dads especially cherish those first items you collected for baby? And aunts/uncles/friends, are there any particularly special gifts that any of you have gotten for the babies in your lives?