None of that will happen this fall.
With the air changing and the humidity gone, I have decided that it is time to start painting. Some may think that I am wrong, but I am starting with the room that was to be the baby's nursery. I have to do it. I am tired of looking at the unfinished room, knowing it would have been finished by now.
We had decided that we were not going to find out the gender of the baby. So when we decided on the nursery set, we picked out a gender neutral set. After countless hours of Internet searching, we decided on Pooh. I had just bought the set two weeks prior to the 28 week ultrasound.
The set still remains in the unfinished room. Several have suggested I return the set. But I can't. That is the only NEW item I purchased for the baby. Will I use the set if there is another baby, I don't know. Maybe it will just remain in its package, but at least I will not have returned the only NEW item that I purchased for the baby.
Around here, there is a firm belief that childrens clothes should be passed down if they aren't damaged. A way to save money. I believed that also and that is why my mom and I went to the Wee Cycle sale in MD in February of this year.
I thought it was safe. They say, "once you make it past 12 weeks, the first trimester, you are good to go". If I only would have known. But since I thought it was safe, we ventured to the sale. Again, not knowing the baby's gender, we searched every rack for gender neutral clothes.
When I returned home, my mom and I went through the purchased items. We realized then that we had purchased a blanket and outfit set. They were sold separately, so we didn't realized we had a set while at the sale. I determined that this was the outfit that the baby would be coming home in.
I had also determined "the favorite outfit". I love frogs, and the outfit had a frog on it. The outfit was so soft and just looked super comfy. I could totally see my child in this outfit.
After receiving the bad news, we determined that it would be best to find out the gender of our baby. When we found out on May 27 that we were having a boy, Brian and I decided to go to Babies R Us and purchase little boy outfits for him.
I still have all of the other items, plus countless other gender neutral outfits that were purchased at the sale. They sit in the unfinished room, awaiting the next pregnancy. Will the next baby wear the "coming home outfit" or the "comfy outfit", probably not. They are a reminder of little Wyatt. But the next baby will have tons of other outfits.
Yes, the season is getting ready to change. I will begin to paint that unfinished room today. I am looking forward to it. Just like I move my clothes from closet to attic every season, so too will these clothes move to the attic.
As I pack up the summer items and put them in storage, I will put away many of the "could have beens" as well.