The Magic of Old and New Baby Clothes

26 October 2011

I would like to apologize for not being to keep this blog updated for the past weeks. We have been busy preparing for the "Big Day". As I reach my 7th month, I'm in the process of preparing the things needed for the baby. Aside from the clothes, my husband and I are also making our house spacious. Getting rid of the things that are not being used. Moving drawers, getting rid of old clothes in order to give way for new ones. Sacrificing our personal spaces in the master's bedroom so we can convert it to a baby corner. Everything that's been going on gets us even more excited.

It sure is a blessing to have another baby boy around. When we found out that the next baby is going to be a boy, I immediately thought of a new theme, color combination, the works! then we realize that we still have old baby stuff from my previous pregnancy. We were able to keep them clean and was able to preserve the quality of the baby clothes. With my second pregnancy, we decided to stick on the practical side by recycling Franky's baby clothes. Well, most baby clothes, especially those from 0-3 months are new, but, luckily, I was able to keep Franky's (my eldest son) baby clothes from 6 mons. up to 2 years they all look new.
 It's been 7 years, honestly,  I feel like a first time mom. As I was going through the first batch of the things needed, I did missed on a lot. Had to call my mom to double check and even brought her with me to help me shop.
With my second pregnancy, not that we're not prepared, but with the sensitive state of my first trimester, I had to give way and settle with whatever I can come up with the small amount of time given to be able to go around and search for the baby sweet nothings that my heart desires. I know it's not yet too late, after giving birth, that's the perfect time to bundle up the baby with so much cuteness. One of the great finds we had for baby Immanuel was this set of baby beddings.
My husband was actually the one who found it. We went our separate ways at the baby section of the department store and then this... Being married to a musician, this is an extraordinary find for us, I mean for him.
Baby Clothes of Franky (my eldest son)
Still nice right? all we need are some baby shorts, pants and shoes to match them.

It doesn't end here, after the clothes, of course we have the bags. Again, we didn't have to buy new baby bag/s. I bought the baby suitcase 7 years ago. I just thought to be different. A baby suitcase instead of the typical shoulder bag. Later on, more bags came in from our relatives in America. Don't you just love it when everyone gets pretty excited and all of a sudden cute stuff starts pouring in.
With a new baby coming, I was thinking of getting myself a new "Mommy Bag". It's something personal, and I'd always thought that a new bag can wait. But...
A few months back, my husband came home with this surprise... I haven't used it yet. I'm waiting for the big day, the day when I'll be filling another "Mommy Bag" with all sorts of stuff,  and this time, for my 2 boys.

It's not always about the new things that we can get or buy. The magic of mixing both old and new things brings the joy and excitement of remembering some memories from the past linking them together with new beginnings. It does give family life a more meaningful perspective, and sometimes, big surprises comes along the way... and I love surprises!

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