Goodbye Baby Goodies...

I sold my baby gear today. The bumbo seat. The wipe warmer. The swing. Oh my.

As I sat in the second hand store, watching them sort and test and poke at my precious baby gear, I was in a fog. A fog of memories...shopping for all this stuff with such joy and anticipation. Opening the wonderful packages at my baby showers. The way my babies looked all bundled up and sleeping in the swing. The sound of the wipe warmer clicking shut after a midnight diaper change. The feel of my babies against my body as I carried them in the front carrier...I always loved how their impossibly soft fuzzy heads were at just the right height that I could simply put my head down, close my eyes, and breathe in their sweet baby smell.

Seventy-five bucks. For my used baby stuff. For my baby memories.

Oh, I know, I know. I wasn't selling my baby memories. But have you ever noticed how a particular fabric pattern, or a particular sound or smell can bring up incredible memories? I hated to part with the stuff. Sure, a certain corner of our bedroom is now cleared out. But I'll never have another baby again? How can that be? How is it that I will never again tuck my sleeping babe into that sweet little blue and white flowered bassinet?

"Did they buy it, Mom?" was the inquiry of my two oldest kids. The money from the sale funded their school supply shopping.

"Yup. We're done here."

"Yay! Let's go! I want a 'Hello Kitty' backpack, okay?"

"And I want a 'Hulk" one!"

"And I want glue sticks, not the gooey white kind. Sticks, okay, Mom?"

"Do you think we'll be able to get a treat after shopping?"

Yeah, they're done with this baby stuff. I guess they're ready to move on. Wait for me, kiddos. Wait for me.

Miki  – (8/08/2008 12:35:00 AM)  

Awwwww...I don't even want to think about the day I start sending off the "real deal" baby stuff that solidifies the "you're done having kids" reality thinking. I think it's just so weird to think I'm done....am I?

Marlayna  – (8/08/2008 01:35:00 AM)  

Awww Daiq, what a sweet thought... wait for me kids. It always seems the kids are ready to grow up and move on so much faster than we are. Those beautiful days of babyhood hold my best memories. I love my kids and the ages they are, so much fun in other ways. But babies, my babies... sometimes I miss that time in my life. Not enough to go back and do it again though. Whew!

Help Meet in the Making  – (8/09/2008 08:59:00 PM)  

I just tagged you on my blog! http://helpmeetinthemaking.blogspot.com/2008/08/from-to-z.html

I cant remember if you've done this or not though!!

Leigha

Peggy  – (8/10/2008 01:19:00 PM)  

Bless you sweetie...Daiquiri...
what a heartache...giving away your baby goodies...and indeed they will be to someone new...but ohhhhh...as I read each part, my heart weeped...when you mentioned the amount and claimed it was for your baby memories...oooooooooo...
I could not do it...I'm a pack rat.

The reason I visited today was two-fold ...to see what's up with Seek the Lord...which will take me a while to read through and to BE SURE you know that I mentioned you twice for my anniversary blog to honor you with a BLOG AWARD called Sharing the Love!!! It was August 1st and I thought I went around to all the blogs and invited them but perhaps you missed it! Just wanted to remind you to come and get the AWARD to share with your readers!

http://mazmagi.blogspot.com/2008/07/sharing-love-anniversary-100th-post.html

I'm sorry if I missed inviting you for my big day but no matter please come and accept the LOVE!
with thanks and blessings for you as you bless me and many...Peggy

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