When I was pregnant with our fourth baby, I couldn't imagine ever having a little girl. Whilst a big part of me was convinced that is what I was having, I doubted my instinct constantly as I was a Mama to boys and happy to stay that way. At every scan they confirmed that I was carrying a baby girl, but I still felt unsure and not entirely comfortable with the idea.Read more ⇨
I went shopping for baby girls clothes, but anything pink, frilly or with bows on was a little scary and I stuck to more unisex designs. I didn't know why she would need dresses and there was no reason that this baby of mine couldn't wear the same bright colours and prints that her brothers did. When she arrived, she looked much like them, the same squished nose and chubby cheeks with a little bit of dark black hair. Dressed all in white she looked like a baby, not a girl or boy - just a baby.
As the weeks went by, my fear of girly clothes started to subside, and when Cora was a few weeks old I tried her in something pink. I wasn't expecting to like it, but it really suited her. Over the months we have added more pink into her wardrobe, however all the while I am in charge of choosing her clothes she will have a range of colours. Pink is lovely, but so is yellow and blue and she can look incredibly 'girly' without a single touch of pink or flower on her.
I feel like I am constantly experimenting with her style, trying out new things, different colours or prints on her and I am having so much fun dressing my little girl. There are so many dresses for girls that are full of colour or challenge the stereotypes and she has lots of practical dungarees and leggings too.
As we enjoy the final weeks (maybe days) of having a mostly non-mobile baby, I know that things will change all over again, some of her baby girl dresses will no longer be practical and we will be moving back to rompers and leggings until she is up on her feet. I am really enjoying the different choices for little girls though as whilst Finn wears a lot of unisex clothing, dresses and skirts were a bit too far for me so it is a whole new section of the shops to explore.