I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Influence Central for WaterWipes. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
We live in a world so full of advice, so full of judgment. When we find out we are pregnant, we have feeling of joy, sadness, anxiety, excitement and so, so much more! It seems like as our baby bump grows it is a signal for the world to start giving us advice whether we ask for it or not. While some of the guidance is needed, the judgment is not.
When we become a mom, we take a step into the tribe of motherhood. No one tells you just how hard it can be but no matter how many times you are told just how amazing it is, you just can’t quite understand until you actually become a member yourself.
Those first few moments when you hold your baby, when you look into their little eyes, you fall in love. I have said it before, but I never knew love at first site until I had a child. The bond it something hard to grasp, until you experience it. This little being has grown from a bean, into a full blown baby, right inside of you. Once it is time for them to make their grand appearance, it is a blessing beyond compare.
In the weeks to follow, you learn their signals and cries. There is a different cry for when they are hungry and wet, versus when they are fussy because they want to feel your skin, have human contact and be cuddled.
Caleb stops crying 99.9% of the time the moment I pick him up and place his face against mine. Just the touch of my skin against his skin comforts him. I often look into his eyes and wonder if he could speak what would he say. Would he tell me all the things I am doing wrong? Would he tell me just how loved he feels when he is showered in kisses from all his siblings? Would he tell me about all the moments I made him wait to be picked up? Would he tell me just how much he loves cuddling in the morning?
There is so much that goes on in the world that keeps us busy. It is full of so much conversation that tears down rather than upbuilds. Rather than focus on the judgment of others during these precious days, why not put everything else aside. Why not change the conversation and focus on the type of conversation you would have with your baby. Although they might not be able to understand, why not share your feelings with them. Tell them just how gifted and blessed you feel to have them in your life. Share what your hopes and dreams are for your little one’s future.
So today, why not put aside all the judgment that is going on out there in the world, you look at what is right in front of you and have a conversation with your baby. If they could talk in those first few precious moments of life, what would they say to you?
Lots of my fellow WaterWipes moms and myself shared their feelings of belonging to the tribe of Motherhood.
My fellow WaterWipes mom ambassadors are moms that only want what is best for our little ones. We are not judgemental about motherhood, each one has their own journey. No matter where your journey of motherhood takes you, chemical free WaterWipes are always there. Containing only two ingredients, you can feel great about using WaterWipes without judgment. Both durable and effective, they provide a safer, natural option. Visit the WaterWipes site to find them at a store near you.