I took a little advice recently, during this wait for LOA and did a little shopping....ummm.....I mean retail therapy. :) Honestly, it does help! It was fun shopping for little boy clothes again!
Most of my retail therapy, however, was actually in the form of ebay shopping and consignment store shopping. I'm always one for a bargain and why pay more, when you can get it for less is my way of thinking. Besides until I'm absolutely sure about sizes, I wanted (and needed) to find bargains. And so I did! I found lots of Gymboree and Gap items at great prices. Since we will travel to China in summer to bring Luke home, I've mostly purchased shorts and shirts for now.
I couldn't resist a little pair of Mini Boden swimming trunks, although Jason jokingly told me they were "a little violent" (sharks eating fish)! But I could just picture him swimming in those trunks and had to have them....
Most of these are polo shirts and tees and shorts, along with the "violent" swimming trunks, and a couple pairs of summer pjs.
I always loved putting caps and overalls on Colt as a toddler, so I was really drawn to these adorable Gymboree overalls (and the Gap cap):
And look at these adorable short/shirt sets with matching caps...one was a dinosaur set and the other a baseball....
I've been buying 3ts based on Luke's mesurements. I hope I'm getting in right. But in the case, I've not hit the size right, I'm going to try not to go too overboard with the clothes and take the advice of other adoptive moms and wait to shop a little more in China (if necessary). And shoes? I don't even know where to start! Hopefully, we'll get updated info and measurements after LOA (today is day 56 by the way) and I can guess a little closer!
I think now I'm going to focus more on acquiring a few toys I'd like to take along to China (and a few for home too).
Until time to go bring our little guy home....I will have to agree that a little (budget minded) retail therapy does a mama good! :)