Well, I finally did it. I packed up all of Ella's clothes that no longer fit and put them in plastic totes are moved them to the attic. Her closet was just FULL of clothes and I keep buying more, so it was time to make some room. I started with the newborn clothes. The first item was the very first outfit she ever wore, the outfit we brought her home from the hospital in.
With every piece of clothing I pulled out of a drawer or off of a hanger, I could vividly remember her wearing it, if something funny might have happened that day, or some special memory I have of her in it. For example: There is a cute little onesie that is size 3 month and every time I would put her in it, she would either pee or poop on it. It never failed! It was from one of my dad's co-workers so I always intended to get a picture of her in it, but I never did because without fail, this would happen. And it's not like I would leave her in the outfit all day and at the end of the day try to get a picture, no...as soon as I would get it on her she would pee on it. Through the diaper, over the diaper, she found a way!
So many I pulled out and was just amazed at how small she was. It is hard for me to remember her being that size, but I know she wore the clothes because I have the pictures. So many clothes, so many precious memories of my baby girl. So many outfit changes in the beginning because of spit up and diaper mishaps. The outfit she wore when she was only two weeks old to my brother's church when he was ordained as a deacon. That was her first real outing. She did so good for about 30 minutes, then she got fussy so I had to leave the sanctuary and I nursed her in a Sunday School room with the door shut, but prayed no one would walk in wondering why the light was on!
Now it is all packed away. Hopefully one day I will be able to pull out those clothes and dress my new baby girl in them. I can't wait for that day!! So, now I need to do some more shopping because there is a lot of empty space!
But don't worry...the girl still has A LOT of clothes. I filled up all of the empty drawers and one side of the closet.