Many of you know that I am a die-hard Gymboree shopper. Even Mama Bear knows it, and sends me her coupons in the mail from Canada.
Well, last January was Gymbuck Redemption time. That is when you redeem your "Gymbucks", which are essentially $25 off a $50 purchase. You have to spend $50 to earn them too. I had a bunch of Gymbucks, and bought a large majority of my daughter's fall and winter wardrobe. It was stuff I was so excited for her to wear, I even had her do a little fashion show. I bought big too, because I knew she would be growing during the summer months.
Little did I know how much she would grow.
Are you ready?
Since her 3 year checkup on March 12th, she has grown almost a half inch and GAINED 4 POUNDS!!!! 4 freakin' pounds in 2.5 months!!!!!
So guess what? Tomorrow all those clothes I got for dirt cheap are going back. That means the $2 shirts, the $5 jeans, everything is going back. It fits her NOW. We're into summer heat now, and averaging about 70-80F days, so there is no sense in keeping it in case it fits. Her little chubby belly won't let me button up the jeans without them being at the loosest possible hole on the adjustable waist. I could possibly hold off and keep them, but she would need everything new by October at the latest. And I only have 6 months to return anyway, and my 6 months is up June 14th.
I'm so bummed out about this! Some of this stuff I can't buy anymore because it is a 5T, and Gymboree's baby girl sizes stop at a 5T. She'll be almost exclusively in Kid girl now. So most of it isn't even replaceable in a bigger size. I've learned my lesson, that's for sure. I was lucky that I bought a few size 6 tops for her, so I have a few items I can keep.
I guess there is a silver lining to this cloud though, I get to replace the items that don't fit. Which means I get to buy all new stuff for the fall.
For the record, she is 3y3months, almost 40" tall and weighs 38lbs. She is wearing a full size 5 right now, with a few 4s and 6s thrown in. Her jeans are a size 4, and all the new ones I buy will have to be a 5. In the fall, her tops will be mostly size 6 with a few big 5s thrown in. This does explain having to size up on her shorts yesterday, her thighs looked like they were in sausage casings!
What are your 3 year old's stats?