/ The RE's Muse: Giving up the ghost

The RE's Muse

After 4 years of infertility, 2 surgeries, 1 miscarriage, and 19 months of high risk pregnancies, hubby and I now have two little women in our lives--one a toddler, the other not far behind. Buckle your seatbelts, it's gonna be a wild ride.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Giving up the ghost

Well, I did it. I went ahead and packed up (almost) all of my maternity clothes this evening and put them up for grabs via Freecycle. I had a response almost immediately and tomorrow the lucky recipient will pick them up. "Lucky" because, man, had I racked up a nice stash of clothes between 2005 and 2007! There are currently two giant bags (think baby shower gift bags, sized for large items) awaiting their new home.

I say "almost all" of them because there are a few things I kept--a handful of really comfy cotton t-shirts that are fitted so they manage to flatter the post-baby bod. I also kept one dress. It's just that I absolutely loved it--I wore it at my shower and to our 10th anniversary weekend dinner back last Fall. It has some lovely memories associated with it and I really loved the pattern, the color, everything about it. Who knows? Maybe one day I'll see if a seamstress can convert it into a non-maternity model.

This purging of the maternity wear means that I'm finally beginning to embrace the reality of life after infertility. I do believe my baby-making days are over and I'm cool with that. After all, I struck gold in the kid department: two little misses to run after, tend to, and smother with kisses.

Ah, such riches, ones I never in a million years expected to have.

This new place is kinda nice.


At 10:06 AM, Anonymous BrooklynGirl said...

Good for you. I packed my maternity clothes up, but can't bring myself to give them away...yet.

At 6:18 PM, Blogger Toffee said...

A momentous occasion, to close the door on that chapter in your life. Hey, an excuse to go buy new clothes!

At 4:23 PM, Anonymous Frances said...

I've already sent a huge bag to my SIL; need to get up to the attic to pack up the cold weather stuff for her. Like you say, it was like closing a chapter. D is beautiful by the way, and growing so fast! You sound so happy, and it makes me smile.

At 9:55 PM, Blogger Eva said...

I have mine lent out right now...I'm actually really annoyed because I lent them to a semi-good friend and then my better friend went and got pregnant and now I have nothing to lend her...

I have very sentimental feelings about some of mine, too. Like the dress I went to give birth in (well I took it off but you know).

At 12:51 AM, Blogger Katie said...

Hi Dee. I've been out of the blogging world for over a year and wow! You have another baby! First of all, congrats!!! I need to go back and catch up on everything. And yes, you definitely struck gold. They are both so precious.


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