Once upon a time in a land not all that far away lived a pint-sized princess. Lucky for me, she was all mine. For our family, not expecting to grow any further (at least not anytime soon), her anticipated arrival was the most beautiful surprise. Many of nights I lied awake, a little scared of what laid ahead yet so grateful for the gift that was bestowed upon me. Sprinkled amongst dreams of what life would be like was an underlying excitement for a second helping of all things girl! Another Princess to nurture, love and dress in a frilly frock or two. More bloomers, tiny blankets and booties.
In an effort to compromise with my husband, in a house full of ladies, I tried to not go crazy with the fancy dresses and pink everything. But I couldn’t resist a tutu or two.
To my delight doting loved ones gifted our littlest princess a layette fit for a little lady, items with ruffles and blooms, crowns and bows and special details that were fit for a queen — or in this case a very tiny princess. Since it had been years since I had given birth and I had given just about everything away (with the exception of a few keepsakes) these items weren’t just appreciated they were needed.
As the situation would have it during the first few months my baby’s royal attire was for the most part a layette consisting of bodysuits, sleepers and leggings. Clothing that was comfortable, easy to take on and off and able to take us from a nap indoors to school to pick up big sister or to the store to run errands.
I remember these days fondly. And while we’ve already given most of the clothing from those early months away, I still hold onto a few pieces. And from time to time in the midst of folding and putting away laundry I take them out and reminisce. I remember the once upon a time. I remember where our story began. She’ll forever be my little princess although now no longer as little as she once was.
These days, when I’m in the store shopping for her I can’t help but resist peeking in the section for the littlest princesses of the land. I oh and ah and rejoice for my loved ones who are welcoming babies of their own.
The Disney Princess Layette Collection from Kmart is just perfect for sweet baby girls. Whether you’re looking for a gift for a baby to be or shopping for your own little one, the collection features all of the essentials in soft colorful fabrics and special details. Take a look: