Francesca is 15 months old so I am perfectly aware that she doesn’t have a say in what her favourite colour is… but please let me indulge in a bit of gender stereotyping for a minute. Frankie is lucky enough to have olive skin and lots of dark hair and what compliments these features better than pink!
Whilst I was enjoying my first shower post-labour Dean was getting Francesca dressed, I had specifically packed lots of pink (and white just incase they’d got the sex wrong!) sleepsuits but at the last minute I’d panic packed some more bits aswell. When I emerged from the shower Dean had somehow managed to pick out the one non-pink sleepsuit and dressed her in it – it was yellow. Like I said before Francesca has olive skin and at the time she had a touch of jaundice so she basically looked like a scrunched up banana!
The jaundice stuck around until she was 4/5 weeks old and the only thing that seemed to tone down her yellowy skin was pink, and we haven’t looked back since! I also found all the pink clothes came in handy during those awkward conversations with strangers in the first few weeks, “What a perfect bbb-ggg-rrr-yy-baby!”, considering she was dressed head to toe in pink they had no excuse to call her a ‘handsome chap’!