So last night DH and I stop by the inlaws house because they have something for us. MIL looks all teary eyed and hands me a box and says "this is for you". Its a little knitted hat/booties/and jacket (?) type thing. Then theres a note in there that says it was something that DH wore, and DH's dad wore, and DH's dad's dad wore... etc. Then MIL says "I was hoping you could bring the baby home from the hospital in this..." Uhm. DH and I already picked out all of the clothes LO is coming home in. Plus the stuff seems big (I later found out that it was originally made for a 6 months old, not a new born). Plus it just... looks and smells and feels... old. I appreciate the gesture, but there is no way I'm putting that stuff on my baby. I feel bad tho cause FIL kept saying how excited MIL was to give it to us, etc.
DH hasn't really said anything either way. After we left I said to him that we already had LO's coming home outfit and he just said "yeah I know". So I really don't know how he feels about it.
Do I just suck it up and put something (maybe the booties) on LO to come home? Or do I stick to my guns and go with the outfit me and DH originally picked. The other part of it is that I don't want the IL's to think they have a say in everything regarding LO. I don't want to set the precident that anytime they say "oh we wanted LO to do this or that" that we're just going to go with it. When DH and I were getting married they were trying to make decisions for us and I made it very clear from the very begining that wedding decisions were mine and DH's and noone elses, and I want to make sure they understand that the same goes for baby.