The day I found out we were going to have a girl, I have to confess that I was a bit disappointed, since I always pictured my "perfect" family being 2 boys first, THEN a girl. So I headed to the Carter's outlet, sure that I would be disgusted with all of the pink frills. Sure enough, most of the baby girl clothes were too foofy for my taste and I turned to go.
Then, there in the window, I saw it.
THE MOST PERFECT BABY GIRL DRESS EVER.
I think I even drew my breathe in when I saw it. A beautiful shade of robin's egg blue, with brown smocking. I couldn't have designed it better myself.
Then I saw the price tag. sigh. I couldn't justify the price for my vanity. So I left IT there.
Imagine my sheer delight when, months later, at a baby shower, I was blessed by a dear friend with that exact same dress! She remembered my complaining comment about the styles and prices of girl clothes, and my description of THE DRESS, and decided to go purchase it on the spot. Then she kept it a secret for months while my Girl grew inside me.
And then I waited for the months that it took before She would fit into a 6 month size, periodically pulling it out of the closet and admiring every little detail. Imagining my precious baby girl all dressed up in her finery (and this coming from a non-dresser-upper!).
My wait has ended. And I am more in love with that dress than ever.