pajama quest

First, VETERINARY NEWS:  Wolfric, the German shepherd, has a food allergy.  This accounts for his (unusual for upright-eared dogs) ear infection of a couple of months ago and the rash on his tummy and underarms.  So, yeah.  No treats and we get to buy special, expensive food for him.  Yay!

Sharon, the kitty (name is not etched in stone just yet) is more like FOUR weeks old.  Which means that she was about THREE weeks old when we found her.  Poor baby.  The vet said she looks great, though, and that sometimes cats will wean at 3-4 weeks and the kittens will be just fine.  It was too early for her shots, though, and we have to go back in a couple of weeks.

Booger, our black and white cat, is also just fine.  She scratched the Fishmaster while he was helping hold her for shots and Wolfric did NOT approve.  Kind of cute how he loves his boy and doesn’t want the naughty cat to scratch him.  He didn’t lunge or anything, just gave some deep, concerned barks.  Booger and Snuggles, our brown tabby, disapprove of both each other and Sharon.  Lots of pissy cat glaring going on.

And no word on Dana yet.

Sharon, by the way, lives outside and sleeps with a stuffed animal on the woodpile on the covered side porch.  She will not let you be outside with climbing on you and nipping and licking.  The vet said she’s probably trying to nurse (hence the stuffed animal) and should outgrow it.  She finds Rainbow’s toes irresistible.

Rainbow and Sharon

Sharon attacking

And, really, it’s hard to blame her.


Switching gears entirely, let’s make our way to the Question of the Day:

Rainbow, as we know,  is a solid fellow.  He does not like those flame resistant blanket sleepers.  I guess it’s the texture.  He slept poorly in one a while back, and then actually fussed and cried when I tried to put it back on him a couple of times later.  So, we’re all done with that genre of sleepwear.  I have bought a couple of thermal and knit cotton varieties of sleep/loungewear, but the arms are way too tight.  And besides, I’d rather avoid waistbands if possible in pajamas for little ones.  That just seems like it would be annoying with the top of the diaper chafing next to it.

Anyway, I’m thinking something like a stretchy cotton Union suit.  How CUTE would that be??  Does anybody know where they sell those?  With the caveat that the arms must be roomy enough for a fellow of substance.  Or are there any other PJ options that you like for squidgy babies?

What’s your favorite baby sleepwear?


7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. clara
    Sep 04, 2009 @ 01:50:11

    My little chunk (4 mo) cosleeps so I worry about him getting him too warm & keep him in a onesie mostly. They do have little union suits & they are snug, so def. order huge for your adorable guy! this was all I could find.
    I’m not a big fan of the flame retardant stuff either, its polyester & it doesn’t feel very good.
    Rainbow is just awesomely chubby & cute!

  2. Wendy
    Sep 04, 2009 @ 13:32:27

    Those thighs! I honestly don’t know how you resist eating him for dinner every night. He looks delicious.

  3. thisbumpyjourney
    Sep 04, 2009 @ 17:56:43

    I *wish* Rainbow would still sleep with us. He just loves his crib and loves the space. I’ve tried napping with him and he just squirms and wiggles and gets fed up with THAT, and then relaxes as soon as he’s in his own bed. But, yes, he did get all sweaty in those first months when he slept in bed with us. Those pj’s are really cute on the link, Clara, but he’s totally in a size 24 month now. (That red onesie above, for instance, is a 24 month from Children’s Place.) The pants’ lengths are long with 24’s (I tuck them into socks), but the 18 month t-shirt and long pants outfit I just bought him is too tight already. The one-piece stretchy cotton items seem to taper off by 24 month size. It’s a shoulder/chest/arm and leg thickness/overall hugeness issue with this boy. (Which, really, is pretty adorable, I think; it just makes shopping for cute baby stuff a challenge.)

    And yes, Wendy, he is indeed delicious.

  4. clara
    Sep 05, 2009 @ 02:42:12

    I can’t believe his onesie is 24 months!! I feel for you b/c its so nice to soak up the baby time with adorable clothes & then most places stop selling cute stuff past 9 -12 months, (except for the Children’s Place & a few others)
    Some babies just prefer their own space, in bed or during the day. Being attached is knowing your baby & what works for them 🙂 I know I pictured babywearing my 4 mo old all over the house while I was pregnant. He likes his space too though & is so much happier in a contraption like a bouncy seat than being held sometimes.
    I just love seeing pictures of sweet Rainbow & hearing about how he’s doing. 🙂

  5. clara
    Sep 05, 2009 @ 02:46:58

    I can picture a rainbow tie dyed union suit, but it only comes in a big size:


  6. CA Mama
    Sep 05, 2009 @ 20:27:42

    Have you looked at Hannah Anderson? Organic cotton jammies (which you can find on sale and stock up on). They go up to size three in a one piece. Rainbow is gorgeous. We just became parents to our second- a wee boy- eight weeks ago. He started out super small, but his birthparents are big, so we anticipate a contender at some point.

    Sharon looks like a gnat compared to the Rainbow Giant, looks almost photo-shopped. Definitely a photo for the high school years!!!

  7. thisbumpyjourney
    Sep 12, 2009 @ 16:33:07

    Well, I had good success at the Children’s Place. Not *exactly* what I wanted (I prefer wide stretchy cuffs at the foot instead of footsies) but very close: thin stretchy, soft cotton in cute prints. Bonus, they were on sale (a couple of patterns for $2 each!) so I got 6 sets, four 24 month and two 3T’s The 24 month ones are a little long in the legs for now, but are okay, and are plenty warm for winter with a onesie underneath. It was great – I got 6 PJ’s, two heavy stretch pants, and four baseball shirts for $72. I’m excited about the baseball shirts b/c the sleeves are 3/4 length, but the, um, chest and tummy girth is regular, so I think the 24 month size will be great this fall.

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