{Flashback} Petite Bateau

2 04 2012

Before Ben was born, the company I was working for showered me with a bunch of baby gifts from a local boutique. One of the items was a Petite Bateau onesie. I had never heard of the brand before, and I instantly fell in love with this outfit. I went back to the boutique with Dan and we bought three more cute outfits (it was hard to resist buying out the entire line!)

When Ben was born, he was tall and thin (and has stayed that way!) Many American brands seem to cater to chunkier babies, and so many outfits I would get Ben would look ridiculous. He was swimming in them! The Petite Bateau clothes always fit perfectly. I would recommend them for any long and lean baby. This is going to be a picture-heavy post, since once I start going back into old pictures, I cannot help myself. Ben was such a cute guy, going through a couple rough patches (baby acne and baldness). But still adorable (at least his mother thinks so!)

Going home from the hospital! 4 days old.

Ben’s going home outfit was probably my favorite of his Petite Bateau bodysuits. He looked like a little jailbird.

Sleeping on Daddy

Notice the Aden & Anais burpy bib. Those are THE BEST. Not kidding. If you are having a baby, get a few and you won’t be sorry.

Photo shoot gone bad

3 weeks was a rough age for Ben. This picture cracks me up for obvious reasons. 1) Ben’s chicken legs 2) He had fallen over and his head was now resting on a block. No control 3) His hair 4) His unfazed facial expression.

4 weeks and an adorable sneeze

Outfit change #2 on the same day:

San Diego balcony

This is probably one of my favorite pictures of Dan and Ben. I love the expression on his cute little smirky face. Plus, it was a really nice balcony overlooking the East Village. I love this little tank top. Here is a similar one currently for sale.

There's that balcony again!

Here is Ben at about 5 weeks old. This picture was taking when Laura & Jeff were visiting us for a long weekend to meet Ben. They still sell this bodysuit on the website. I miss him being that small. Look how still he is in my arms. I can’t hold him for more than 5 seconds now!

The outfit that started it all from my co-workers.

Here is Ben in his 6 week picture wearing the bodysuit that started the Petite Bateau craze. It has a picture of a little fish on the front. Too cute. And Ben is also too cute. Notice how much bigger he is than his 3 week photo in the same outfit.

I can’t believe how much Ben has changed. It is amazing to look back on these pictures. Feels like a lifetime ago, not only a year and a half. We were living in a different state, living a totally different life. I am so happy I have these pictures to remember every little bit of Ben’s life.

{Flashback} Going Home Outfit

5 01 2012

Choosing a baby’s going home outfit from the hospital is almost as stressful as labor itself. I think I was asked about the going home outfit more than when I was due, how I was feeling…you get the idea. Anyway, we were lucky enough to find the most adorable going home outfit. It was this amazing little boutique in San Diego that carried the best lines (only the BEST for my unborn child, you see).

So here he is, in his hospital finest, ready to embark into the world!

Bonjour tout le monde!

Don’t you just want to eat that face? And those feet?

Here is Ben at 2 weeks (with his equally awesome BB Blocks). That outfit was not cheap, so I got as much use out of it as I could in those first weeks.

Petit Bateau onesie and hat (hat not pictured); BB Blocks

My favorite thing about the Petit Bateau clothing line was they fit Ben perfectly. (And I like to pretend he’ s a little french boy sometimes, too). If you have a tall, thin baby, these onesies fit perfectly. While any Gap or Carter’s onesies are wide and huge, these fit gorgeously! I can’t wait to pass them on to someone else one day. These are a great gift if you know someone having a baby! (The blocks are also a nice out-of-the-box gift idea).

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