I'm a first time mom, only 22 weeks right now but I'm starting to think about buying some baby clothes and gear. My mother told me that I should expect a big baby (my family has big babies, I was 8 lb but 10 lb by 2 weeks apparently), and that I shouldn't buy any newborn or even 3 month size clothes! She said that a 6 month outfit might fit for coming home from the hospital but I should really be buying 9 months or bigger! I looked at the size charts and told her if I am bringing a 27 lb baby (9 month size from one site) home than I will have other problems. She said she doesn't know what babies come close to these sizes. Now I'm confused and am scared to buy baby clothes!
It's been 18 years since my mother has had an infant (my youngest sister) so I'm guessing she is mistaken, but does anyone have any input on baby clothes actually matching up with the baby's age?