We almost didn’t have a going home outfit for Evie. We had been told that our daughter was going to be big, the doctors had been guessing 9 to 10lbs. I packed almost all 0-3 month outfits, no newborn ones except for one. One that my sister had sent out to me that had been my niece’s. We were pleasantly surprised that our daughter was 7lbs 7oz, into the little outfit she went after her first bath. We also did a little shopping trip soon after going home to get a few more newborn sleepers.
I’ve been going through my daughter’s closet recently, getting ready for the warmer weather that is coming. I’ve been slowly pulling out the fall, and winter pieces but leaving a few laying pieces because we still have some cool, rainy weather. I had to pull out several items though that are too small now. This is my least favourite thing.
It brings a a tear to my eye every time, reminding me of how much my little girl has grown. Gone are the newborn and 0-3 month outfits, and now several of the 18-24month and even 2T items are starting to not fit. Don’t even get me started on the shoes, it’s like she grows out of a size over night. One day a pair of shoes has fit for months, and then suddenly she has jumped into a whole other shoe size or two.
Being practical we have packed away some of our favourite items Evie has worn. We don’t know yet if baby #2 is a boy or a girl. We are definitely ready for another little girl, but we do also have a bin with a few boy items thanks to my older sister and my days of working retail. I am really looking forward to possibly seeing some of the outfits Evie wore, again. There are some outfits though that I have loved so much that I bought them in bigger sizes off of the kids swap group. Evie is currently rocking an outfit that I loved when she was about 9months old. It’s one of my favourites, and hers!
As Evie grows it’s a little hard to see her suddenly not fit things. I know my baby girl is getting bigger, and older. Her outfits are a reminder of this. Oh how I wish I could keep her little forever, but I adore who she is becoming. It’s fun letting her pick out her own outfits. Sometimes they are all sorts of patterns mixed up. She’ll have everything from polkadots, and floral, to stripes all in one outfit. Add in a big hat, and butterfly wings and she is good to go for the day. Other days she picks out the cutest outfit. I love that she can go from being very girl and wanting to wear only dresses, to asking for her hockey jersey to wear. She is a girl who knows what she likes, and what she wants to wear. What will the teenage years be like?
For now, I continue to go through her closet and pack away items, and pick out things to donate and pass on so that another little girl can get to wear them and enjoy them. I love the opportunity each time to get to go down memory lane and think of the adventures that were had in each outfit.