When I found out I was pregnant with Micah one of the first things I purchased for him was his going home outfit. It was a sweet little one-piece sleeper with vintage Tigger and Pooh on it. I loved it instantly.
Apparently it was asking too much for that to happen again! I searched and I searched, yet nothing caught my eye and I was not falling in love with any outfits for Kasen. It’s not that we didn’t receive tons of adorable and love-worthy outfits as gifts. We did. I love them and am STILL working on all my thank you notes. I just wanted the going home outfit to be something I or we (Aaron and I)
picked out lovingly, hand-selected.
Finally, inspiration struck when we did DIY onesies at my Baseball Baby Shower (pics still pending!) I knew I wanted to ‘hand-make’ Kasen a onesie he could wear home saying, “No Place Like Home.” I didn’t get a chance to make anything at the shower, but I received a really cute onesie with a monkey holding a baseball bat, and I thought, what a fun play on words and I could have the cute image to boot!
Big problem; the iron-on letters would not fit around the design. I was so sad, and so quickly running out of time. I looked and looked for another onesie, preferably with color to put the letters on. It was not happening!
So, what to do the night before we leave for the hospital? Pull out the plain, white Gerber onesie and hope there was still a cute decal in the booklet we used at the shower!
Here is what I came up with for Kasen’s going home outfit (and with help from my mom who ironed for me!)
I really like how it turned out. I decided to add the initials at the last minute to the bottom; Kasen Cross Tiger. Obviously, with an actual cross representing the C. I plan on pairing the onesie with some simple gray pants.
I think he will look pretty darn cute!
What are your thoughts? Experiences with your own going home outfits?