We were very fortunate to receive a bundle of handmade items for G when she was a baby. Hand-knit sweaters and booties; quilts and crochet blankets; hand-sewn gowns, jammies, and dresses; handmade toys. Add to that this pile of things I knit while pregnant, and we had a lot of things made with love for our baby. It was a warm reception for a much-anticipated child, and we treasured each piece. And, 5 years later, I still have them all.
I’ve been sorting through these and other baby items, remembering those sweet and sleepy early days. I remember bringing her home in that yellow hat. I remember G fitting into this teensy newborn sweater. I remember her curled up in that blanket. Precious memories, to be sure.
Now that we know we’re having a boy, I’m faced with the somewhat difficult task of sorting through the so-called gender appropriate clothing and making choices. Choices about what to use again, what to save, and what to pass along to another family. The hand-knits and clothing sewn by Nana are particularly hard to make decisions around!
What do you do with these special things after your babes have outgrown them?
Sometimes I can hardly believe these big kid feet fit into those wee booties. Sniff sniff.