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So we found out today that we're having a boy, and now I'm thinking about clothes. DD was born at the end of September, so we mostly focused on winter clothes for her. Usually here the highs are around 70 in mid-April, but could be much hotter or cooler. I am a little stumped as to what to buy (and knit!). OTOH, I think we might have enough long-sleeved teeny gender neutral things from DD that we wouldn't need to buy too much of that type of stuff for this baby. I don't know... I just wondered what other people were thinking in terms of what to be prepared for weather-wise.<br><br>
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I think that's a great question! Here we're looking at 50s and 60s for our due date period. If I was solidly in the 70s- I'd go for the short sleeves myself. As it is, I'm banking on 0-3's in sleepers and long sleeved stuff and planning on being able to transition into short sleeves and onsies by the time we hit the 3-6 month marker. Lizzie was born at 8'10 ozs and grew really quickly - to 11lbs within 5 days, so those 0-3 didnt last long at ALL.
 

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Its going to be like 80-90 here. Ugh. We're doing short sleeve for out, long sleeve for sleepies, and blankets if its unseasonably cool.
 

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April in the Northwest? We'll still be doing long-sleeves, I'm sure.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> Speaking of long-sleeves, I was looking at some <a href="http://www.babysoyusa.com/pdut.asp?line_id=1&cate_id=41" target="_blank">Baby Soy</a> last night...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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I always end up overdressing my babies for fear of them getting cold. I love layering them and figure I can then remove clothing if I overdressed. I grew up in the great white north though so I was raised in layers myself!
 

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Oooh thanks for that Baby Soy link, I had not seen that before, and that is some cute stuff! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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What cute clothes on that link! I have a soft spot for kimono t's....<br><br>
I'm not sure what we will do here. It's very possible we will already have the AC on and put warmer stuff on the newborn. Luckily we already have neutral warm stuff from dd.
 

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April in FL not long sleeves weather by any means. That is going to be our biggest expense this time around. The warm weather stuff in 0-3, 3-6 stuff. Other then that we have warm weather stuff in most every size and we have light weight sleepers up to like 12 months. It's just some stuff that will work for outside those first months we need to cover. It's annoying too as most places only have cold weather stuff so we have to wait until much closer to even start getting clothes ready for him.
 

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im in VA and i have no clue i think it gets hot if i remember right may or so maybe sooner so i have a bunch of s/s onsie type top but im knitting lots of longies.. i dont know what im doing! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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My DD was born April 12 in Illinois, and we had her consistently in long sleeves for a month and sporadically for the next few weeks. This baby is due April 5 and could likely arrive in late March, so I definitely anticipate the first several weeks being in long sleeves. Granted, we're using mostly lighter cottons and not heavy fleece. Long sleeve fleece could definitely overheat a spring baby.<br><br>
As for size, DD was 8 lb 10 oz but quickly slowed to the 25% percentile growth curve. She wore 0-3 months for 6-8 weeks. She was then in 3-6 month stuff until about 5 months.
 

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Well, our April is still pretty much winter weather, so I'm stocking up on the sort of gowns and sleepers I'd put a winter baby in and making sure we have a bunting, etc.<br><br>
I'm planning to wait to get summer weight clothing in the 3-6 month sizes.
 

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Wisconsin is a total crap-shoot...going for middle-of-the-road stuff and layers...
 
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