But, being a mum has given me a whole new raft of things to get sentimental about, that is part of the reason I start this blog really: a way to revel in my sentimentality, a way to never forget.
All that preamble is not really what this post is about, it's actually because I cannot believe the things I am sentimental about now.
Ok, so the little plastic clip that was used to clip off LG's umbilical cord is probably understandable, some may see it as yucky but let's face it is the thing that severed the last part of me from her, well physically at least.
In my collection I also have her hospital wrist band, even if it doesn't say her name because we didn't know it right away.
I'm guessing that the item in my collection that you may find the daftest is this:
Yep, a wet wipe container.
I remember going into Boots, heavily pregnant to get the glorious supposed essentials such as maternity knickers, and spying my favoured Pampers in a handy dispensing pack. So, even though I did try to do top and tailing when she was tiny, I gave up in the middle of night and this container saved my life - well my sheets anyway.
And now, it lives in the bathroom. I don't even use it.
But, I can't throw it away.
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