Thank you Dirtybutter!! Sera's "Baby" is on her way home!!!
My daughter was given a Sammy Goldberger SB Sammy Doll when she was still in my tummy by my mom. It became her very best friend and special "Baby" for the past 5 years. She sucks her thumb with Baby's face and head tightly wrapped in her grip so she can smell her. Baby has been washed 1000's of times and has been to the Baby Doll Doctor (alterations shop) many times to get patched up.
We didn't typically let Baby out of the house for fear she would get lost as she had many times just in our house. Well I foolishly allowed her to take it to a store to shop for flip-flops and she lost it there. She didn't mention it until later that night getting ready for bed..I hadn't even looked to make sure she brought it back home. I went back to the store that night 15 minutes before they closed and looked through all of the sections we went to. I even looked under racks of hanging clothes to see if she might have put it there for safe keeping. Baby was gone.
I think my husband took it harder than she did. We told her that another little girl was probably giving Baby her love and that we could be happy knowing that Baby was safe and happy. She was still very sad and though we had purchased another doll with different color clothes as a 'back up' but Back Up Baby wasn't what she wanted.
We scoured the internet...every website that came up from our search only had the doll in different color clothes . So I tried rewording my search info and this site popped up with BABY!!! I was so happy and excited, I woke up my husband and he said 'Buy it NOW!' in his sleepy stupor.
I bought it quickly and paid for Priority Shipping. She is going to be soooo happy! Although it is not the original...we are going to wash her and make her smell like Baby for her. I love this website and I sent the link to the toy maker since they no longer sell them.
Thank you soooo much Dirtybutter!! You are a heart saver and a lifesaver!!