As you may remember, when we were going through the adoption process the one thing our case worker & agency wanted us to have right away was a car seat. Patrick's dad & aunt were nice enough to buy us the one we picked out. At the time, I was imagining it as gender neutral. Now, however, that I'm getting ready to put a little boy in it, I am questioning myself. Is it too girly?
The other thing I'm a little conflicted about is all the cute blue & brown blankets I've been given. I LOVE them...and I know I'll use them more places than the car seat, but I'm not sure how I would feel about using a brown blanket with blue polka dots or stripes on it in this car seat. (Side note: as I'm typing this, I'm feeling even more stupid for caring & still obsessing over this. But I've already typed this much, so I will finish.)
So I thought maybe I'd just get a car seat cover for it. They range from about $40 to $75, depending on fabrics, etc. I started searching Etsy but got overwhelmed when there were 471 results for "infant car seat cover", so I decided to forget it. But as it turns out, I'm OCD, so after a few days I went back to browse again.
There was one seller whose designs I really liked, so I decided I'd just contact her to get more info on custom orders because though I liked her designs, she didn't have anything in her shop that was exactly what I was looking for. And are you ready for this?? We live in the same town!! No, I don't know her, but still...Etsy is a big place! And what are the odds that the seller I liked lived near me?! So here is one of her designs that I would consider doing...probably light blue minky where it's pink, and maybe something in khaki (or green) where it is green. Because the black base will still show, I don't really want to use any (or much) fabric with chocolate brown in it. And I'm thinking I don't really want anything with much of a pattern on it; just something simple and probably embroider his name or initials.
This is another option...just solid blue minky fabric by itself.
And of course, the final option would just be to leave it alone...as long as you guys don't think it's too girly. :)
So please make this decision for me, as for some reason pregnancy has rendered me unable to make any decisions. Also if you have any other clever ideas or input that would be greatly appreciated...thanks dolls! :)