Selling all my baby stuff!

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Selling all my baby stuff!
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Wed, 04-27-2011 - 10:00am

Next month our neighborhood is having a big garage sale so we're going to participate in it as well.

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Wed, 04-27-2011 - 10:34am

That does sound like a positive step forward, and how great that you're donating part of the money to such a worthy cause!

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Wed, 04-27-2011 - 12:26pm

I sold some of my baby stuff at a joint sale where some went to charity and some went to

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Wed, 04-27-2011 - 1:42pm
What a great way to move forward AND help research! (take pictures if you want of any of the cute outfits you want to have memories of)

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Wed, 04-27-2011 - 8:05pm

Thanks ladies!

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Wed, 04-27-2011 - 9:20pm
What a great way to move forward AND honor your dad!

I am having a garage sale this spring (if the weather decides to stop raining on a daily basis and the temperatures moderate a bit) and I think I am going to be selling some of our baby things as well. I'm still having trouble letting go of everything, but it's baby steps, right?

Good luck with your sale and I hope that your Relay for Life team gets a good profit!
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Thu, 04-28-2011 - 11:47am
Thanks Tee! Yep, it may be kind of difficult, but the fact that some of profits will go to my team will make it a tad easier. :)
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Sun, 05-01-2011 - 4:45pm
I have to tell you, Cheryl, you are part of my inspiration today for sorting through my things. I'm trying to pull together more things for my garage sale and I am really, really trying to let go of some of our baby things. I am keeping some of our things, since I do occasionally watch some of my friends' younger kids (or we have play dates with friends who have younger ones and I like to pull things out for them). But, I have been thinking of you and your strength to purge the baby stuff and am trying to do similarly. :)
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Tue, 05-03-2011 - 9:24am

Oh good Tee... I'm glad I can help you with that!!

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Tue, 05-03-2011 - 3:44pm
Well, at this point, we're not going to get pg again, unless by some miracle because we've bought our preferred method of BC and if we couldn't get pg without it, I'm guessing it's surely not going to happen WITH it. LOL! I'm on hold at least for a year. I'm not even sure we'll end up going back to the NTNP or even actively TTC.

I'm definitely feeling like I don't have a place to belong because I don't truly know if I'm wanting to 100% accept our family of 3 (even if we might have to be forced to). Fostering has been rolling around in my head a lot lately. But, I'm not even sure if I belong on the Fostering board because we're definitely not "there" yet with our thought process. My DH hasn't really embraced that idea yet (mostly, I think, because he hadn't really thought about it until I mentioned it 2 days ago). We have a lot to discuss. We have a lot to think about and pray about.

But, right now, I'm feeling pretty low because I don't know where I belong. I'm not entirely sure I belong here, since I'm still feeling quite strongly that our family is not complete (even if we don't have another bio child). But, I don't belong over at TTCAM right now, either, since we're not TTC. And I don't belong on the Fostering or Adoption boards, either, since we haven't really committed to doing either of those. So, I guess for now, I'm here because that's where we are in our lives right now - a family with one child.

I'm just really, really having a hard time letting go. When DH went out yesterday to buy our BC, I wanted to cry. All morning, I felt like if someone asked me how I was, I would just burst into tears. I was right on that edge between holding myself together and falling into a puddle of tears.

But, you're right...if there are things we need, we can always get new (or borrowed) things. We had nothing for a baby when we got pg with my DD. We managed to get everything we needed. We can do it again. I do want to keep some things, though. I want to have some things to have around for friends with young kids, for when my DD has kids of her own, etc. I know that my mom and my MIL both kept some toys all these years and pulled those things out when we had our DD (she's the first grandbaby on both sides - and is still the only grandchild on my side). So, I want to do the same - I want to share the toys of my DD's childhood with my grandchild(ren). But, as for everything else, it is so true. I need to get rid of things. I need to clean out, sell, give away, and make room for other things so I don't feel like I'm living like a sardine in my house. I want to be able to clean up and put things away in an orderly fashion when people come over or if I need to show my house (like for a home study).

Thanks for letting me type. I needed to get all of that out. It has been inside my head for the last couple days and I needed to share with someone. I just didn't know where to post it, who to share it with, or anything. Hopefully there won't be anyone who takes offense to my posting. I definitely need support, but there isn't a "People who feel like their families aren't complete, but are unable to have more children and need to find peace and/or acceptance" board.
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Tue, 05-03-2011 - 4:59pm
You're welcome to stay here regardless. Over the years (I've been here at least since ds18 was 6, if not younger - was on ParentsPlace when he was 2, which now PP and PS turned into iVillage) there have been people here who wanted more than one and couldn't, wanted more than one and eventually did, and those who were happy with one and oopsed. You belong and are welcome to stay, regardless of what you decide!

Sue (a happy only with a happy only)

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