To add to it? No matter what you do in terms of preparing, reading, taking classes, meditating, gathering advice, and more, you'll never really know what you're doing. While initially I thought that maybe once I survived the newborn stage, I'd be more surefooted... then toddlerhood hit and I was back to square one. And don't even get me started on the ups and downs of the preschool years, school-age conundrums, and tween drama.
But, in the end, it really does go by just as quickly as everyone says it does. My own parents have told me time and time again how fast the years pass by and, although it took until I had children of my own to fully comprehend what they were getting at, they are completely correct. How else could it be that it feels as though I blinked and both of my babies turned into full-fledged... people?
|My heart. It aches for the cuteness.|
And, as if it wasn't enough that I have plenty of photos and videos of my own that I can go through when I'm feeling nostalgic for my girls' younger years, one of my favorite baby brands, Pampers, has also taken all of my thoughts and choked-up feelings and put them into a short video of their own.
This isn't just another company claiming to understand parenthood and the importance of each and every heartfelt moment that mothers (and fathers, too, of course) spend with their babies, Pampers has put a spotlight directly on the joy, wonder and amazement of every precious 'first' that families experience.
First heartbeat, first ultrasound, first cry, first kiss, first day home from the hospital... big or small, they're all a part of the parenthood journey that each and every one of us cherishes and holds near and dear to our hearts.
I'm not the only one who got a little teary-eyed watching that, right?
The number of emotions that this video brings up for me is staggering, as I can easily remember being so overwhelmingly happy about having a new little one in my life while yet also having so much to worry about.
Fortunately, one thing that I never lost sleep over was diapers. From quite literally their first day here, both of my children were wrapped in Pampers Swaddlers (Pampers Swaddlers is the #1 choice of hospitals in North America!) and they stayed as our family's favorite ever since.
As the first diaper worn by millions of babies, Pampers Swaddlers are able to wrap little ones with superior comfort, protection and blanket-like softness, helping to take care of babies during all the precious first moments they share with their parents.
As major bonuses, Pampers Swaddlers feature a color changing wetness indicator that signals when baby may need to be changed and an Absorb Away Liner® to pull wetness and mess away from delicate skin. Add that to the fact that these diapers offer up to 12 hours of overnight protection and its no wonder that they're the must-have way for moms, dads and babies to spend more time happy together.
Thank you for being a part of my family's (and millions around the world) journey of firsts, Pampers!
Ready to talk even more about this amazing adventure of firsts? And win prizes at the same time? Then join in the #PampersFirsts Twitter Party!
When: Wednesday, February 11th at 9pm EST (that's 8pm CST and 6pm PST).
Hosts: @DoubleDutyDivas, @BridgetteLA, @CeceliaMecca, @AngieKcom, @WhatMommiesNeed, @RamblingChick and party sponsor @Pampers.
- 14 prize packages with a $150 value!
- 2 grand prizes with a $450 value!
I hope that you'll join this great Twitter Party next Wednesday so that you can talk even more about the incredible journey of firsts that parenthood is all about (and hopefully take home a great prize at the same time)!
In the meantime, be sure to visit Pampers.com to find out more about all of their high quality products (did you know that Pampers Swaddlers are now available all the way through size 6? The Pampers Swaddlers softness we all know and love can stick around throughout all of your diapering years!), as well as connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.
And, thanks to their generosity, one person will be ready to comfort and protect their baby through their entire journey of amazing firsts as well, because...
One lucky person will win an amazing
Pampers Firsts Prize Pack (ARV ~$100)*!
Pampers Firsts Prize Pack (ARV ~$100)*!
*Prize Pack includes: $50 AMEX Gift Card, "Love You to the Moon and Back" Necklace, Baby’s First Year Keepsake Calendar, Guess How Much I Love You Board Book, Pampers Swaddlers Size 6, Pampers Wipes
This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Pampers. I was provided product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.