In the words of a wise and wonderful fellow mama-to-be (twins!), "please stop saying don't buy clothes for little babies because they grow so fast! They still need to wear something while they grow!"
Of course I know the tiniest clothes don't really fit that long... And you shouldn't buy too much. But to each their own, however I've never been capable of leaving babies in their PJs/onesies all the time. I know they don't mind, I know it's less complicated and all, these are totally valid points to make. But nah, that doesn't work with me, probably because how could I have fun with dressing them otherwise? LP wore onesies as layering pieces and PJs at night, but was always dressed in clothes during the day ever since he was born. I know that may seem like total overkill to some people, and it's fine, I don't pretend it's logical or anything. But, you know, I see not dressing them in cute clothes as such a wasted opportunity!!!
So here's what we have as far as bébé's first clothes. How long are they supposed to fit? Not long, for sure. A couple of months at best, depending on the pieces. But it's still a good number of days during which they have to wear clothes! Honestly I don't mind at all, or regret having done the same for LP. None of this is very expensive, and LP's clothes were worn by 3 other little boys around us since then, with a 4th one on the way.
4-5 each footed pajamas and basic short-sleeved onesies to wear under them. These pieces are overwhelmingly on the pink-with-little-bunnies-and-butterflies side. It looks like it's next to impossible to find them in another color.
1 pair of jeans
3 pairs of leggings (stripes and polka dots)
2 skirts: red cord and gray with bow. By the way prior to buying these I had no idea all skirts and dresses came with assorted little panties...
1 heart bubble top
4 long-sleeved onesies (to wear as sweaters): two white, one with fawns, and one with apples
2 dresses: one with big flower print, one tiered heather gray
1 outfit for the Holidays: silky polka dot ruffle shirt and twirly skirt
Tiny, tiny white socks and thighs (white, black, color stripes), and bronze ballet shoes.