This post was sponsored by WaterWipes as part of an Ambassador Program for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
My little man, my last baby just turned one. It is so hard to believe that it was one year ago. When he was handed to me moments after I heard that first cry, my heart melted. Our family was now complete. Big brother and big sisters were also in love. My husband was once again a proud Papa bear.
I will be honest, this year has been one roller coaster. We have had some great highs and some rather hard lows, mainly adjusting how we did things and what was ultimately important. Many things have become less important over the years as we have learned that the days are fleeting and we have to take the time we have now.
After having four children, I have learned that during that first year there are very few things your little ones need. Sure, there are some essentials, car seat, diapers, a bouncer and a swing (much needed relief for mom) and me.
Little ones need so little but 100% rely on us. They need to feel the warmth of your skin, the beat of your heart, the snugness of your cuddle and all your love and care.
During that first year they need so much care, but in return you receive their admiration and love. You get to be the first to see all the milestones. Witness all their “firsts” and be filled with joy when they learn to roll over, sit-up, crawl, and say their first word.
My little man had his very first tooth break through just ten days before he turned one. Since then, two more have broken free. Not too long before he turned one he started truly crawling, speed racing rather. He may have been late to the game by so many other’s standards, but having three siblings run to take care of him with each grunt more than filled his needs until he decided he was ready to keep up with them. When he decided it was his time to crawl, he did.
As I sit trying to share my memories with you, I am nursing my little man, gently running my fingers through his growing curls. The first year may be challenging in some respects, but it is the one time in their life they will never need you more. They wont discriminate, they wont care what your occupation is, how much money you make or what brand your clothes are. They wont care if you haven’t brushed your hair all day, or if you wore your pajamas only to put on a clean pair for bed. They wont care about the unnecessary details, because you, just the way you are is enough. You, their mother is all they need.
Being a WaterWipes Mom has been truly rewarding in so many ways. I have had the priveledge to share many of my parenting moments with you. As moms, we need to celebrate that motherhood is tough but we are enough. I would love for you to enjoy this clip created with my fellow WaterWipes Moms celebrating the time during the first year of motherhood.
Just like my little man, WaterWipes are special. They are gentle and kind sensitive skin, containing only 99.9% pure Irish water and .01% grapefruit seed extract. They can tackle all the messiest moments without harsh chemicals that my little one doesn’t ever need to be introduced to.
There is so much during the first year you don’t have control over. For the decisions you do, make the best possible choice for your little ones! That is why we choose WaterWipes. They are the safer, natural choice!