Who has a box keeping all "firsts"

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  1. felix555

    felix555 Well-Known Member

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    just curious.

    I have one and have so far in there:

    - hospital name bands
    - first hat
    - first onesie
    - first bottle
    - number 1 size nappy from the first pack i used
     
  2. BabyDragon

    BabyDragon Expecting my rainbow baby

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    Me!

    Added to your list, (minus the diaper and bottle.)

    Pacifier, baptism dress/shoes, and scratch mitts.
     
  3. Feebster1

    Feebster1 Well-Known Member

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    Yep we have one too!

    First dress
    Baby cards
    Coming home outfit.............

    Quite a few things

    Will add in her first birthday stuff and her first shoes once were there and that will be it done!
    :flower::flower:
     
  4. felix555

    felix555 Well-Known Member

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    Ah yes I am about to add his first little boots too as he's nearly outgrown them
     
  5. CT125

    CT125 Mum and growing #2

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    I've a box of things like this, hospital bands, tiny outfit, first salt-dough hand print etc, but it's not limited to firsts, it's more a memory box of things from birth until now. It has the balloons I got when he was born in, for example
     
  6. Feebster1

    Feebster1 Well-Known Member

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    Suppose mines more that too as i have balloons etc in it also!:flower:
     
  7. Noodlebear

    Noodlebear Mummy of 1

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    We've got his hospital bands, cards we were given, hand prints and scan pics together. Will probably add things like his first curl into that but never thought to keep his first dummy, and the bottles all look a bit worse for wear now so not sure I'm fussed about keeping hold of any of them x
     
  8. felix555

    felix555 Well-Known Member

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    ah yes that's a good idea, to add the scan pics in there!
     
  9. sue_88

    sue_88 Well-Known Member

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    I do, more a memory box. It has:

    Newspaper from Date of Birth
    Additional Newspapers from every day I was in hospital (anticipating her birth!)
    2 Car Park tickets from the last two monitoring sessions before induction.

    Hospital Bands (ankle / wrist / Mummy's)
    Cord Clip & remaining cord :sick: (in a sealed bag!! LOL)
    Birth & Pregnancy Notes
    Congratulations Cards
    Deflated 'It's a Girl' balloon.

    First pair of socks
    First outfit worn
    2 vests

    First session at Rhythm Time sticker
    Waterbabies booklet
    Nursery Rhyme sheets

    Naming Ceremony Invite (that I handmade)
    Naming Ceremony cards



    Without routing through it....I think that's it. I have a really hard time letting go of anything so what I have kept is so special to me as I physically can't keep everything she has / has worn.
     
  10. felix555

    felix555 Well-Known Member

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    haha I have to frequently reign myself in when I want to keep stuff! i had kept a load of first clothes (vest, going home outfit etc) but then cut it down to just the first onesie.

    also tried keeping the cord (in sealed bag) but it actually stank so i chucked it. my heart ached doing that! :haha:

    and i am definitely not usually a hoarder!
     
  11. sue_88

    sue_88 Well-Known Member

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    Millie's cord came off on Day 5 and it went into the sealed bag then. I have never opened it again or barely even looked at it :sick:

    I might put a good layer of brown tape over the sealed edge :haha:
     
  12. Balloo

    Balloo Well-Known Member

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    Yeah we have one too!! In mine is...
    First sleep suit,
    First proper outfit,
    First hats,
    First Christmas hat,
    Hospital bracelets,
    Tram tickets from her first tram journey,
    Photos of firsts,
    And I've been writing her letters sporadically throughout this first year (my memory is awful so wanted to have hard evidence of when she tarted doing stuff and little things that we've done!). Will be adding in her first shoes, etc.
     
  13. felix555

    felix555 Well-Known Member

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    Oh yes I do this too (sort of) I set up a hotmail account for him and often email him. Just this morning at 3 I was emailing him complaining about his lack of sleep and how revenge will be mine when he's a teenager.
     
  14. mellyboo

    mellyboo Well-Known Member

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    I have a box of her first too
    Baby hat
    umblical cord clip
    cards from my baby shower/hospital
    hopsital bracelets
    release forms
    first halloween outfit
    new born diaper
    easter dress
    christmas dress
    little christmas slippers

    I have a bunch of things in my box i was looking through it the other day made me tear up shes grown up so much!!
     
  15. Nat0619

    Nat0619 Mummy :-)

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    Yes we have. It's full to bursting though so could do with something bigger. Some things in there are:

    Almost all of her birth cards
    Newspaper from the day she was born
    CD single of what was No 1 when she was born
    Cord stump
    Hospital tags (hers and mine)
    Bits of hair from birth & from her first haircut
    Golden Jubilee coin as she was born that year
    Newspaper cuttings of Olympics as they were held in UK year she was born

    We also have a keepsake book where I'm writing lots of firsts and putting photos in.

    I'll likely add her first shoes at the weekend as she's being fitted for new ones.
     
  16. Rachel89

    Rachel89 Well-Known Member

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    I haven't done this but I have saved up a lot of firsts, can't figure out what to do with them exactly. I didn't know if I should put them in a scrapbook (some of the items anyway!). Or how to present them in a creative way.


    Edit: what do we collect after LO's first birthday?
     
  17. SteffyRae

    SteffyRae Well-Known Member

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    Ugh you should see my sons memory box, firt swaddling blanket, first oufit, going home outfit, every first holiday outfit, papers from hospital and pregnancy, ballons, custom made burp cloths. first shoes, a paci, hospital bands from me dad and him, cord stump daycare art first daycare "what i did today" cards, curl, first bday paper plate... I even had his first bandaid from the hospital but it was in his baby book which his father lost.
     
  18. SteffyRae

    SteffyRae Well-Known Member

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    Im doing randoms, like i will keep all the number candles and the paper plates since they are themed. First tooth, if they will be in a sport the first uniform, report cards and awards. Tickets to major events like plays or disney on ice or whatnot
     

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