This weekend while Dean was sanding the baby’s bedroom floor I made a start on every girl’s favorite cupboard – their wardrobe! The baby’s nursery is our tiny back bedroom, there’s no room for a wardrobe in that room so the big full height cupboard in Frankie’s bedroom will be finally getting some use.
It was quite enjoyable to get all the boxes full of Frankie’s clothes out which I’d cleaned and sorted when I first found out I was pregnant again… This baby’s newborn to 3 month wardrobe is probably made up of 50% brand new and 50% hand me downs which means she has a lovely mix of gorgeous memory-full items and delicious soft new bits.
I’m a firm believer in newborns being wrapped up in onesies or soft leggings with feet, so this little girl’s wardrobe is almost exclusively sleepsuits and baggy trousers at the moment – I know once she’s here the temptation for a few little outfits will appear and that’s fine but I really want to properly embrace the teeny, tiny stage!
When sorting all this stuff out the bit that really pulled at my heartstring was when I got to the box marked ‘tiny/early/prem baby clothes’ – this is from when Frankie just shrunk in the first few weeks and all the newborn things would swamp her. I’ve washed and hung it up but after my most recent consultant appointment I can’t imagine this baby will be wearing any of it!
Now if I’m ever having a day when I’m scared or unsure of what this new baby will bring I just open the doors to her new wardrobe and the excitement sets in again!