With getting ready for Nina's arrival, that meant going through all of Asher's things and trying to figure out what to do with them. This has been something I have been dreading. Everything was put away in his closet so I didn't have to deal with it. He never came home and never wore any of his clothes but they were still his. I asked for ideas on facebook and there were many different ones suggested. I decided to go with having little tags made and donating many of the items and I picked out a few pieces that a friend is making into a stuffed puppy. I was actually surprised at how many of the items were neutral gender and some were blue but it's my favorite color and with a few cute headbands, Nina will look absolutely cute in them.
I had these adorable iron on labels created by an Etsy shop (boodybabies). They really turned out perfect.
Ironing them on was probably a little more difficult that I though it would be because baby clothes are so tiny and it's hard to get the labels in. I just turned the outfits inside out unless they unsnapped or zipped.
Communities for Positive Youth Development Coalition was holding a baby shower for teens at Trickster Gallery so I decided to donate the items to their cause. I made up 6 gift bags that each included a stuffed animal, blanket, 4 outfits and bibs.
I think Asher agreed with my decision because I received several signs from him throughout the day. People have always been generous and supportive of us through Team Asher and now with Nina so I always want to give back when I can.
These kids with the Youth Council are doing amazing work and I hope that some of Asher's things can help someone else.