Wednesday, January 14, 2009

All Grown Up

My little girl is all grown up. She's 2 months and a week old, and already, she's all grown up. So, she's not actually that old, and she still hasn't reached the next milestone (which I believe is to hold a rattle or something on her own like she means it), but she is grown up when it comes to clothes. She's been out of her newborn clothes for quite a while now, but today was the day that Mommy actually took them out of the closet to make room for the 3-6 month clothes. And that's when it really struck me that she's all grown up.

Kaylani's closet has 2 levels of shelves. On the top level, she had all her newborn clothes hanging up. They were washed for the last time weeks ago, and have been just hanging there. The bottom level has her current, or 0-3 month clothes. They're the only ones she fits into right now, so they get worn and washed pretty regularly. And on top of the top shelf, she has 3 baskets that have clothes for her next stages, ranging from 3-6 months all the way up to 2T I think. She's getting real close to growing out of her 0-3 month clothes, so it was time to make the switch.

All the newborn clothes came out and was put in a pile to be stored away just in case we have another girl (or another baby in general, though most of her clothes is clearly girls clothing). It was kinda fun to see her old clothes and marvel at the fact that she was ever small enough to fit into them. But at the same time, it was kinda depressing to know that she wore those clothes for a max of 3 weeks, and now they're going to sit in a box in the basement for who knows how long.

And it's not like we had just a few outfits that she wore once, like we did for Thanksgiving or Christmas or the Giants in the playoffs (stupid Giants). In total, she had about 15 full outfits that she could wear. Add in the 10 plain white onesies we had (and 10 more that are actually 0-3 months that she's outgrown), and that's roughly 35 pieces of clothing that we bought (or received) and are now storing away after only being worn for 3 weeks.

Imagine if we as adults did that. Every 3 weeks, or even 3 months we would go through a whole new wardrobe. Wouldn't it be cool (Mommy sure thinks so)? Probably, but it'd be kinda expensive and a bit excessive. I'm sure there are a few of you out there who only wear things once or for a few months, but it's not exactly the same. I mean, if my clothes cost less than $10 for each thing, there would be a good chance that I may rotate my wardrobe every 3 months. But since that's not exactly how it works, it doesn't happen like that.

So I guess that's the benefit of being a baby. You get new clothes every few months, and it probably also means you're rarely out of style. It's a nice life they live. As sad as it is, and as expensive as it can be, it's still worth it to put away that old clothes and take out the new. After all, it means she's healthy and she's growing, and that means that we're doing a good job. And no matter how many outfits she grows out of it, it won't matter because she'll always be Daddy's Little Girl.


Danika said...

YAY - now I can finally give you the 6-9 month summer clothes I've been storing for you! They're actually in my trunk, but since you skipped work today, I'll give them to you Wednesday! :)

JonnyTam13 said...

Thanks! It's okay though, my boss is a complete push over. I'll see you at work whenever ;)