Featured Image Baby clothes. Possibly the most irresistible item to splurge on for your little one. But before you stock up, can I tell you how many newborn outfits and shoes I packed away, tags intact? I’ll just say too many. (Sorry I won’t write the exact number, my husband may read this blog.) Granted, we did get a lot of cute hand-me-downs for our daughter but honestly those mostly went untouched as well. For the first few weeks of recovery and adjusting to being a new mom most of our days were spent at home or visiting family. On the occasional trip to visit my husband at work or a run to the store my little bundle of joy stayed mostly bundled in her sleeper. Even when we did go out I wanted her to stay warm and comfy so keeping her in a sleeper was way more convenient. Yes, you should buy a pair of cute shoes and a couple of over the top outfits because it’s your first baby and nothing is cuter than a well dressed newborn, but try to remember not to go overboard. Your baby may only wear it once, if you’re lucky. Audra F. Hi, I’m Audra! I’m a marketing specialist here at VACU. I joined VACU right out of college at VCU 5 years ago. In that time, I got engaged, married my college sweetheart and had two babies; a girl and a boy. I’ve learned a lot about finances working at the credit union, but even more from navigating these life changes. So I’m excited to share my personal financial journey with you and what I’m learning along the way. Other stories by Audra F.