There are two things people told me all the time as I was preparing to welcome our second little girl in to our life...
1- You will forget nearly everything and still be Googling stuff or asking "is this normal?" to anyone who will listen. (I call this "Momnesia.")
2- You won't take nearly as many pictures of the second child.
The first is totally true. I gave away my "Baby Bible" after Violet was born and I joined the ranks of BTDT (been there, done that) parents, but found myself quickly needing it again just a few weeks later. As for number 2, it just so happens I have a photo-taking problem. Major paparazzi over here. Violet is already starting to get annoyed by it and shes only had to endure it for 3 years. It's just a matter of time before Ruby shares her sentiments. I'm glad though, because years from now I will have amazing moments captured in time to reflect on all those special "firsts" that you experience with each child. Those moments that take your breath away. The ones worthy of Facebook statuses and phone calls to Grandma and Grandpa: Violet went Poo-poo in the potty all by herself, look here's a pic...
Just kidding. I draw the line at BM photography.
I actually caught Violet's first steps on video and just the other day I captured Ruby's first belly laughs...
It was actually perfect that I found out that same week that I had the chance to host my first giveaway for a company that I love:
From your baby’s first smile to their first step, Swaddlers can now be there for many more firsts to come! To celebrate Swaddlers sizes 4 & 5, Pampers has 30 days of incredible giveaways and a grand prize of FREE Swaddlers diapers & wipes for a year. Join the celebration and enter their 30 days of sweeps on the Pampers Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/
Pampers/app_1426402564246361 where you can win daily prize bundles, plus the grand prize of free Swaddlers diapers & wipes for one year!
Seriously, the thought of not having to purchase diapers and wipes for an entire year makes me a little giddy and I've always loved Pampers brand. The hospital provided us with Pampers from the day both Violet and Ruby were born. Oh! And speaking of firsts- here's a fun fact: until Violet was born I had never in my life changed a diaper. My first diaper change was in the hospital within hours of Violet's birth and every time I smell that subtle, delicious baby Pampers smell it takes me back to those precious baby moments that seem to fly by so fast. If there's one thing that seems to go on forever though, it's those diaper changes. If you have to do it, at least you can be sure that Pampers has your back, and now they even have Pampers Swaddlers available to up to size 5 with that same super soft feel we've come to know and love.
So who wants to win some diapers and all sorts of baby goodies??
Enter for your chance to win:
· Baby’s First Friend Doudou Bear Plush Doll
· Baby’s First Tooth and First Curl Treasure Box
· Baby’s First Words Book
· Baby’s First Steps Plush Toy
· Pampers Swaddlers
Want to party with Pampers?
Join the #SwaddlersFirsts Twitter Party!
Where? Join us and RSVP @ http://twtvite.com/
3- Celebrating Firsts Gift Packs, ARV ($250), which include:
- · Baby’s First Friend Doudou Bear Plush Doll
- · Baby’s First Tooth and First Curl Treasure Box
- · Baby’s First Words Book
- · Baby’s First Steps Plush Toy
- · $50 Shutterfly Gift Card to celebrate all “firsts” moments
- · Baby’s First Bath Robe
- · Pampers Swaddlers
Grand Prize: Canon EOS Rebel T3 DSLR camera worth $450!
To participate, follow your hosts @DoubleDutyDivas, @BridgetteLA, @CeceliaMecca @AngieKcom @WhatMommiesNeed @RamblingChick, and our sponsor @Pampers.