Baby Memory Box

Inside The Memory Box

I kept memory boxes with both of my daughters.

I have always loved to look back at old photos or clothes to take me back in time.

I dug out both of them today and felt quite emotional looking through.

Today I’ll share Esme’s.*

Please note, don’t read whilst eating as there may or may not be decayed body parts in there……

baby sippy cup

First up! Esme’s cup.

Because of her low birth weight, I had to supplement her in between feeds with expressed milk. It was so strange seeing this little teeny baby drinking so well out of a cup!

She would never entertain a bottle and never did.

dad cup feeding

Here was Daddy, giving her milk from the little cup. I couldn’t bear to throw it away.

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Next, my wrist tag.

The first few weeks with her were such a blur that it took me ages to take this off. It may have even fallen off in protest.

baby cardigan

This cardigan was one of her first and my absolute favourite. To hold it now, I can’t believe she was this tiny. It looks like it was made for a doll.

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This saltdough ornament was made at a Surestart centre when Esme was 8 weeks.

It was my first real outing with her as I stopped going to my own centre, fed up of people asking questions and having to explain over and over why Esme was this size. I actually at this time had no idea and found it easier telling people she was premature.

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Ok, sorry about this but I just couldn’t throw it away! Come on, I can’t be the only one can I?! I have Niamh’s too but that has kind of evaporated now…..Boik!

breastfeeding certificate

Now this I love. I got this in the post a week or two after Esme was born. I was in the throes of despair and exhaustion with feeding and not sleeping and this was the pick me up I needed.

It’s a lovely gesture and I was proud to go on to be involved with the charity Breastfeeding Together when the baby was a little older.

Baby scans

I lost count of how many scans I had.

Firstly I was scanned weekly as I had assisted conception. Esme was the result of clomid and an ovulation shot (Neil may have been involved somewhere).

After some early bleeding I never was able to relax and I spent hundreds at the local 3D scanning centre, attempting to get some reassurance every week.

I was never reassured but I feel good that I put the sonographer’s kids through university.

I have the first scan that shows just a foetal pole right up to the one at 34 weeks.

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Finally, my little Tinkerbell’s wrist tag that was just bigger than my thumb.

I loved looking back at these today and will share Niamh’s next.

What’s in your memory box?

JD xx

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11 Comments
  • Amanda Nรญ Loingsigh
    Posted at 17:29h, 20 September Reply

    omg I just went through Niamh’s this morning.. I have her umbilical cord in the clip too!

  • Denise Inwood Sweeney
    Posted at 17:30h, 20 September Reply

    Love it Jodie! I saved the umbilical clamps and have to fess to having one of THE stitches sellotaped in Megan’s book ๐Ÿ˜ฌ xx

    • This Mum Business
      Posted at 17:31h, 20 September Reply

      Dear God Denise! That’s hardcore! Do you have one of your piles in there too?! ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    • Denise Inwood Sweeney
      Posted at 17:33h, 20 September Reply

      This Mum Business no they’re still clinging on for dear life ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‡ xx

    • This Mum Business
      Posted at 17:37h, 20 September Reply

      Ha ha ha!!!!! I kept my first poo…..Bertha is in a bin bag in the freezer…… ๐Ÿ˜‰ xx

    • Denise Inwood Sweeney
      Posted at 17:45h, 20 September Reply

      This Mum Business oh I so hope that is true ๐Ÿ˜‚ xx

  • Emma Barrow-Hemmings
    Posted at 18:58h, 20 September Reply

    Aww I’m just doing Evie’s now ๐Ÿ’—

  • Helena
    Posted at 23:02h, 22 September Reply

    I too have a memory box for my eldest and really need to get hold of a deep box frame for my youngest too. #DREAMTEAM

  • Annette, 3 Little Buttons
    Posted at 15:05h, 23 September Reply

    Wow, I can’t believe you kept the clip. That’s a fab memory box you have. Our book is a little more tame. Thank you for sharing with the #DreamTeam xx
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  • Mudpie Fridays
    Posted at 19:31h, 26 September Reply

    I kept the clip too! Although it doesn’t have anything in it any longer! I’m a bit of a hoarder when it comes to memories too!! Stopping by from the #dreamteam

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