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March 7th, 2014, 04:12 PM
Ame C's Avatar Every breath is a gift.
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Toren once had a closet packed full of clothes to the point where you couldn't squeeze much more in there. Today when he was taking a nap I packed away the rest of the size 3 month clothes because I can't stuff him in those anymore - He's too tall. Now his closet it pretty empty... I have 4 long footed pjs in size 6m, 3-4 onesies, 1 jeans, 2 shorts, 1 jacket, 4 size 0-9m sleep sacks that he will soon be outgrowing (maybe another week or 2), and 2 knee-high onesies. There are maybe 10 things or less in sizes 9m-12m in the closet. What I'm saying is 1. I need to go shopping and 2. He needs to slow down on the growing department for a few months! If I would have known he would be in 6m clothing already I wouldn't have bought tons and tons of size 3m. It went so fast! I know now not to buy more than a few outfits and pjs in any certain size. At least until he can wear them longer than a month.

Another thing I can't believe is, my family is throwing me a baby shower for Toren next week. I know, weird right? But nice! I guess it was supposed to be a surprise but my mom told me about it today to make sure I was free on the 14th. I immediately told her no gifts (I have so much, besides clothes that fit him lol). She said people are already planning on bringing a few little things. So I was thinking... I don't think people will know to buy 6m or larger clothing for a 2 month old if they were planning to get him clothes...
If I get stuff that is too small, how should I tell them? I mean I don't want to be rude or seem like I'm asking for them to make it right. I just assume if I know he can't wear it I could at least give it back to them so they could get their money back. But how do I say that? I feel like I need to sugar coat everything but it's hard for me to tell if it's nice enough or not... lol
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March 7th, 2014, 06:12 PM
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Maybe you could ask your mom to let people know he needs a bigger size before hand? Other than that I would probably just hope they give you a gift receipt. I'm not much good at these things... lol
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March 7th, 2014, 06:39 PM
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I think ask your mom to tell people 6-9 mo or larger. #2, is if you do get some things that are the wrong size, when you open it, see if there is a gift receipt (some people are smart and do that). If not, then I would just ask whoever gave it to you where they got it because you'll need to exchange it for a bigger size. Often you can just take it back to any store that carries that line, if they also carry that specific style. So long as you are doing a straight across exchange, and the tags are still on it, it shouldn't be a problem. I know this because I had to do that with a couple of Kody's things. Usually most friends will be eager to please, and might even say at the party "I hope it fits him ok." That's your cue to say, "Well actually, he just grew out of this size. Could I exchange it for a bigger one? It's sooo cute and I'd love for him to be able to wear it!" Something like that.
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March 7th, 2014, 06:49 PM
Ame C's Avatar Every breath is a gift.
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Thank you Joy, you're great
I did mention the size to my mom, but didn't ask her to pass the info along. I will talk to her about it tomorrow. That way hopefully the message gets around to everyone. She might have already thought to tell people but I kinda doubt it.
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March 7th, 2014, 09:14 PM
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I'm scared of how fast the time will fly by as well! I have so much clothing for 3 mos size and one day I'll probably ly be making the same post as you did! Give him some extra squeezes tonight!
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March 8th, 2014, 04:11 AM
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Oh yes I remember the growing so fast. My DD never fit in one size to long, she's just now reaching that point (and now she's in junior sizes). I never had problems taking things back (with the tags still on) and doing a straight exchange, or at least straight amount exchange since sometimes the store wouldn't have the same outfit in the bigger size. But yea I'd let your mom know to spread the word. DD was always months ahead of her size because she's so tall.

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March 8th, 2014, 05:57 AM
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Ame, that is wonderful about the shower! What a boon for you and Toren. Hopefully that will help you out in the 6 mos + clothing department.It's a little heartbreaking how fast they grow. Enjoy each day!
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March 8th, 2014, 01:25 PM
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Wow!! I can't believe he is getting so big so fast and has already outgrown a lot of his clothes. I also can't believe he is over 2 months old now! Where does the time go?! I think it's great your family is throwing a shower! How sweet! Hopefully your mom can pass the word along that Toren needs bigger clothes or maybe you can exchange them if you get sizes that are too small? It's the 14th of this month? Make sure you update us with all the cute things you get from the shower!
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March 9th, 2014, 05:20 AM
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Dont worry ame! I was surprised I received mostly 6 month clothes at my shower (before My little T came). I think many people whom have had kids buy 6m + for gifts. I looked at that big clothes and thought, wow he'll never be "that" big! I'm sad they grow so fast too! Tip: I stopped putting any of his clothes in the dryer. Even though I was putting it on low, I feel that hang dry is really extending the life of everything- pants, footed, even onesies! So I only put his linens in the dryer now!

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March 9th, 2014, 05:29 PM
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Oh and also get some of those snap extenders. Those will make him able to wear his onesies longer.

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March 9th, 2014, 06:52 PM
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I can't believe that Toren is growing so fast. it makes me sad how fast little newborns grow. Christian is just about too big for his newborn clothes so we are almost ready for his 3 month clothes and he's only 3 weeks old. He is really long also.Joy gave you great advise. Have your mom tell them and hopefully most people will include a gift receipt so you can return it if it is the wrong size. That's great that your family is throwing you a shower. I hope you get lots of great stuff. Please let us know how the shower goes.

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