Tuesday, July 14, 2009

so little

Tonight we dug through our storage and got out the baby things.
I was in awe of the clothes that I pulled out of my tubs.
My little Eli used to wear these things and now this new baby will be wearing them.
I'd say we are good to go with onsies!

Yes, this is a premie diaper. Eli was 6 lbs. 8 oz. However, when we left the hospital he was weighing in at a whopping 5 lbs. 13 oz. He then got a little smaller than that! We had to use premie things for a while!

Look at this premie outfit! We had to get just a few things that were premie. He was just too little for the newborn clothes!

Then he was finally big enough to move on to the newborn clothes! This was one of my favorites! He was just so little and snuggly in it!

Now look at him....he's too big! It makes me a little sad when I watch him and how big he's getting. He's grown so much and I've absolutely LOVED being home with him this summer. I have a lot of mixed emotions about school starting. I don't want to go back, but on the other hand it means that this new baby is coming. I have the guilty mom feeling of even having another child. How will Eli feel? Will he question our love for him? Will he feel replaced? I hope not.


Jenny said...

I had those feeling right before Riley was born too. I was so afraid that Zach would feel left out or feel like Jeff & I didn't love him as much. We had Riley "give" Zach a present that said, "To my big brother. I love you!" when we came home from the hospital. I think that helped, and we tried to make him feel like he was a part of taking care of Riley. We also had special Zach days were he got to spend the day with me or Jeff. We did the same thing for Zach and Riley when Lily was born. Hope some of this helps. Eli knows you love him & you are such a good Mommy!!

Amanda said...

Those clothes look familiar! That striped outfit was one of my favorite also. We had it in a bigger size too!

Amy said...

I remember buying a super tiny newborn outfit for Lawson, before he was born, thinking, this will never fit him. It will be way too tiny! Turns out it was the only thing that did fit him for awhile. Amazing how you forget the tininess!

Allen and Debby Graber said...

We had to buy preemie clothes for Josh. He was 5lb5oz. When Jill was born, we had her "give" Josh a new gift too. A car! He loved it and loved her for it!! "Fwom Baby Jill!!"

Kendall Smith said...

Yeah. that's hard. You don't want anything to change for them. And yet, even a few weeks after the new baby--Eli won't even remember what it was like! It is wonderful--but scary, too!!