8.27.2009

I was doing fine until I folded a tiny swaddle blanket...

I was so ready to get rid of all the baby clothes that were piled in totes and stacked in the basement. I wanted the extra room and it felt good to start clearing out things that we no longer need. I've been anticipating this all summer long and finally we need the money bad enough that I forced myself to buckle down and organize this garage sale. I was just annoyed as I carried tote after tote of baby clothes up the steps. I started sorting through maternity clothes first and barely had a twinge. I even made it through the entire 6-9 month collection fine. The next bin I lifted out of the pile was the teeny tiny newborn sizes. All the bright colors and tiny little things my baby was wearing just yesterday. A few of the special things I remembered picking out with care while I was expecting him got tossed in a keep pile up on the counter. The more tiny things that came out of the bin, the more my heart ached. I got a lump in my throat, but pressed on because truthfully, our home and plates are full. I pulled out a blue and green polka dot swaddle blanket and carefully folded it fighting back the tears that ultimately came anyway. I folded it and set it in the sell pile, knowing theres a cream colored soft fuzzy one that was his absolute favorite. In the end I'm sure I'll be holding on to both, for now at least. I know the cream one is coming and I just can't believe he's grown so fast and all these tiny little clothes will never fit a tiny baby of mine again.

I am ready to move on to the next stage, but this one is a hard one to let go...

**the smell of the Dreft lingering is not helping at all...
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