What is wrong with me? Wait. Don't answer that.
I have a system. When things are outgrown, I put them in a big hamper in my closet. When the hamper fills up, I sort the clothes into the keep and giveaway piles, and then put the keeper clothes in the appropriate size box (I have storage boxes labeled with kids sizes 0-3 month, etc.). This is a great system. I've never had a problem with it.
When I'm ready to pull out a new size of clothes, I go to the box, take out what I want to use, wash it (even though it was clean when it went in) and I have clothes!
When Quinn was born a dear friend brought me a bunch of preemie clothes. I figured this is the third baby who will get to wear them. Only, maybe not so much. They're gone. As are the newborn sized clothes. They should all be in the 0-3 month box! How could the 0-3 month clothes be there, but not the Preemie or Newborn?
All of my onsies, outfits, layette gowns, everything. Gone. They're not in another box, I checked. They're not in any closet or chest of drawers. I checked. Even if I'd given them to Goodwill, there are pieces I would have kept as I hope to make a quilt at some point, out of old baby clothes that I loved.
It's like they just vanished.
Now, I'm pregnant, hormonal, stressed out, and not being able to find clothes for my baby is starting to freak me out. Partly because I don't have clothes for him to wear, and partly because there were things that I really loved. Things that every single one of my babies wore.
Hopefully tomorrow I'll be rational, and think of something I haven't thought of yet. Tonight I'm having a crying jag and wanting my baby's clothes. Where are my friends Ben & Jerry when I need them?