Thursday, March 24, 2011

Memories Rewind: Baby Keepsakes

This is the weekly Memories Rewind post on Thursday instead of Wednesday. Since I haven't been feeling my best and had lots of school work, this is the first chance I've gotten to post anything.

The other day, my mom and I were going through a chest filled with our baby things. She pulled out a shirt that she kept from when we were preemies. She said the shirt had to be handmade by someone because the stores didn't have any clothes small enough to fit us. It was so hard to imagine myself that little, but my mom was taken back to that time instantly with each thing she pulled out of the chest.

"Eli would pull his oxygen tubes out of his nose" she said with a laugh.

Tucked in a box with our baby scrapbook was a tiny white diaper that Mama kept as a reminder of just how little we were. Average size diapers seem so huge in comparison to the teeny tiny preemie ones!

It seems like such a long time ago, but in fact it's just the opposite. Life passes by so quickly, if we blink, we will miss something.


Patti Hanan said...

The little preemie shirt is so sweet! I understand why your mother saved those things. You are right. Life passes quickly. We need to make the most of our days.

The Blonde Duck said...

So true.

tam7777 said...

I remember when the nurse told me that I would forget all this as time went by. Well its been over 20 yrs and I still haven't forgotten what God did and never will. Just because people tell you things it doesn't mean you have to believe it.