My dad has a younger brother who is actually closer in age to me than to him. He's married to a seriously awesome gal. They have two little girls, one almost 6, and one who will be 1 in a few days, and they are adorable. When they found out we were having a girl, they so kindly gave us all their baby clothes that their baby is so quickly growing out of.
And then I have a friend from school who also gave me some hand me down clothes after her sweet little girls grew out of them.
And then my birthdad Mark and his cool wife Angie had a baby last June, and they are done with the having kids thing too...and gave us all of their (practically new) clothes, along with some other things like a baby bathtub, a play mat, and such.
We are BLESSED to have received all of these things. I will admit, we are poor, struggling college students just trying to do what we feel is right for our family, and trying our darndest to follow what God has in plan for us. We are not "settled" in a career or a home or really anything. But we realize that we have been so blessed by those around us, who love us, and support us. These kind acts are only a few of about one billion that have already happened, and we are so grateful to all the support we have received.
Since we have been given so many things already, there are things we don't really need (like clothing), so my dear mother asked me to post a list of things we still need for our little girl, so if you are another wonderful person who loves us, and want an idea for what we are still needing (for shower gifts and such), here you go (and thank you so much!!)--
-Diapers and Wipes
-Baby Shampoo, Soap, Lotion, etc.
-Diaper cream, powder, vaseline
-Baby medicines--Tylenol, Gas Drops, Motrin, etc.
-Medicine dropper or spoon
-Burp cloths/wash cloths
-Changing Pad and Covers
-Bottles, Milk storage containers/bags
-Bottle brushes/drier rack
-Snack containers, sippies, dinner ware
We're also registered at Babies 'R Us and Target. And of course, we would put gift cards to good use :)
Like I said, we have been so incredibly blessed to have already been given so many things for this baby. She is already so loved by everyone, and is seriously the luckiest girl I know to have the extended family and friends that she will have.