Wednesday, March 19, 2014
You Look Ridiculous...ly cute.
Last night, you tried out that whole clothing-wearing-thing. I'm not sure why people do it, but I just go along with it to be polite. For you, it's a rather important development because once preemies graduate to clothing, it means they are mature enough to regulate their own temperature. Unfortunately, unless we were to raid the toy store and purchase doll clothing, nothing could fit you. So we just had to go with "big kid clothes" (aka, regular preemie clothes). I know this picture doesn't really show the extent of the ridiculousness, but the footies were big enough to fit your entire calf. I suppose the glass-half-full perspective would be that there is plenty of room for you to grow into. Now, getting you into the outfit was another story. It took me about 3 minutes to slip your arm in because you kept clutching the inside of the sleeve every time I tried to pull your hand through. It was like trying to force a cat into the shower. Once I finally succeeded, you immediately blew out your diaper and soiled the entire onesie... so we started all over again with a new one.
I think you'll get used to the whole clothes thing eventually. While I don't get why its so important, Mark Twain pretty much summarized why clothes are necessary: "Clothes make the man. Naked people have little to no influence in today's society."