#3 Size 2 Formal Dress - Nearly seven years ago when Mr. Rose and I were first dating, he invited me to attend a formal event with him. I was so excited to get all dressed up, and even more excited to find that I fit into a Size 2 dress. I loved everything about that dress: strapless, fitted bodice, and A-line skirt. And I looked DARN good in it.
Since then, I have had two babies. My hips and ribcage are wider to say the least. There is no chance that I am EVER getting back in that dress. I really should donate it to one of those charities that give dresses to girls who can't afford them. But it is so pretty hanging in my closet....
#2 First positive pregnancy test - The month that Miss H was conceived, I was "charting." Have you been there? Taking your temperature every morning at exactly the same time. Waiting for the temp shift. Counting DPO's (Days Past Ovulation.) I was obsessed. Every day that Aunt Flo didn't rear her ugly head I got more and more anxious. Finally, one morning, I got up and took the darn test. Seriously, I almost threw up waiting the three minutes. But it didn't even take that long. It almost immediately showed positive!
I was flabbergasted. I know women get pregnant every minute of every day, but I couldn't believe that it had finally happened to me. So I kept the test as a reminder of how much joy I felt at that moment. And I still have it, hidden in the bottom drawer of my jewelry armoire. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! I peed on that stick!
#1 Sweet 16 shirt - On my sixteenth birthday, almost exactly sixteen years ago, one of my friends gave me a shirt. It wasn't really anything fancy, just a shirt with blue and purple flowers on it. I wore it all the time. It got me through four years of college and beyond. Once it started fading, I relegated it to a workout and sleep shirt. Now, it is exclusively a sleep shirt.
My husband hates that shirt. It is beyond faded, and is starting to wear holes in the armpits. There is really NOTHING special about this shirt except that I have had it FOREVER. Literally half of my life! I really should throw it away...but it is all worn in and comfy now.
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