Going through the filing cabinet I came across some things I kept from when the girls were born. Isn’t it funny the things you keep as mementos….
Of course I have cards that were sent to congratulate us on their arrival… I also kept birthday cards that I got that year as that was the day the girls came home. I have the name tags from the end of their isolettes, the sign the nurses made when Zoe hit 1 kg. I have foot prints from when they were 27 days old and the tiny christmas hats they were wearing Christmas morning but I can’t quite believe they were ever that tiny. I have some of the many wrist and ankle id bands they wore throughout their time in hospital and I even kept the last sheet of stickers with all their hospital details that I used to label the breast milk I bought in each day… why I thought to keep those I have no idea!
I have cards from when Muski was born too. He was home by the time he was three days old so there is not as many hospital items to remember his early days by, but I kept the magazine I read the day after he was born and a menu from the hospital – who’d like to know what was on offer for lunch on June 28th 2007??
I have no idea what I thought I was going to do with any of these things, I just kept them. I remember the time these things represent like it was yesterday and yet it seems such a long long time ago…. memory is such a fickle thing.