Our journey through infertility, failed adoptions and now parenthood through the miracle of embryo adoption/donation.

Monday, May 27, 2013

selling my baby things

I have decided to sell most of my baby stuff. No, we are not quitting, but we are being realistic. We are still hopeful that we can have a second baby, but at this point there will be at LEAST four years between babies. Even if we have another girl the clothes will begin to be outdated at that time. And Maddie is quite tall and wearing a size 4T already (won't be 3 until late August) so it could be another 5 years before the stuff is used. And this is IF it even works next time.

We are keeping the baby bed, changing table and rock-n-play sleeper. The rest is going to a local consignment sale this summer. I will also keep one tub of my favorite items to save for another baby as well as for Maddie when she is older. While this is the right thing to do it feels a bit like throwing in the towel, giving up. But I am not. I am purging the old and focusing on the future. And the money that I make from selling it will go towards the baby fund.

Now to go and pack it all up. And cry a few tears as well. But also praying that soon I will be buying new things for a new baby. Maybe even a baby boy this time. :)


  1. Hugs!!! I haven't had the courage to do this yet but I probably am not too far behind you! I hope that addition to your family will be on the way very soon so that you can look forward to buying new clothes & items for him or her!!!

  2. I think that makes a lot of sense. Hugs as you go through the process of purging/selling.

  3. Love you Jess! Praying as always.

  4. It's been a while since I've posted. But sending big ((hugs))! My hubby has all but begged me to do the same with ours. I just haven't had the courage to do so.


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