2 boxes of baby boy clothes and a giant bag of them sit in my garage. They stare at me each time I get into my car. The idea was they'd go to a friend who's having a little boy soon (2 girls, now a boy -- she's my opposite). Have I taken them? No. I just can't bring myself to.
I mean, I'm just millimeters from "certain" that we are done. I'd put myself in the "pretty dang well-rootin'-tootin' sure that we are done" category... but we all know how cheap I am and the thought of buying all new baby boy clothes would put me over the edge. Anyway, I talked to a friend and she said to just hold out a few of my favorites and send the rest. I can't keep my garage hostage because I am millimeters from being sure. I did that this AM, and truth be told, most of them aren't in that great of shape. I ended-up with a fairly large box for her, and the rest are going to DI because they are stained, etc. Plus, Conner is 8 years old. Let's not pretend that baby clothes haven't come a long way in those 8 years. I found about 5 outfits that I want to keep, and that makes me happy.
But, how do you "know". I mean, I don't think that now's the time to make any decisions -- that's why our state makes you sign tubal ligation papers 6 weeks in advance of your delivery. I totally agree with that (plus, let me just say that tubal ligation is a permanent procedure, I've had so many friends say "you can just reverse it if you decide you want another one -- but no, you can't, I mean -- people have, and it's worked but you need to go into a procedure involving "snipping" thinking you are DONE -- D-O-N-E- done -- just my little soapbox of the entry). I am only 33 (I know, I look about 50 lately -- it's my lack of will to apply concealer under my eyes). However, I didn't start having kids at 24 so that I could drag it out til' I'm 40. I wanted to be a young mom and so far so good.
Anyway, I know some of you have decided for sure. Did you ever feel "sure" or you just kinda took that leap? I know people who "knew" they were done. But, I can't even decide what to buy at Kid to Kid when I'm there... how can I decide this? Give me your secrets ladies.
BTW, went to Kid to Kid yesterday, just on my way to Ross. I needed something to hold a diaper, and wipes in the church bag... I was fumbling on Sunday while P screamed her head off... it'd be nice to just grab and go. Anyway, I thought I'd just make one from a placemat I'd buy at Ross but I found a JJ Cole diaper clutch at Kid to Kid for only $4.25 (retail's 17 bucks on those, I think -- and this one has a tiny crease that you can hardly see -- otherwise looks brand new). Ross didn't even have decent placemats to use, so I'm glad for Kid to kid. I also found some blessing shoes for my incredibly-small-footed-daughter. Soemtimes, don't you feel like that's one of the big blessings of tithing? Finding what you need, for a good price? Well, I felt that yesterday. :) BTW, if you mention you were referred by me, you get 3 dollars off your purchase. ;) Really, once you go you won't stop.