Mother’s Day is almost here and this year marks the 100th anniversary of the holiday! I want to preface this entire post by saying that my kids made me who I am because when a baby is born, a mother is born.
To my babies:
You changed my life for the better. When I found out I was pregnant with Tristan over 9 years ago I was terrified. Terrified of all the things I could do wrong, terrified of the endless possibilities to do something to hurt you, and terrified of breaking you in general. You came with no instructions, only love. You taught me so many things though. You taught me how to be selfless. You taught me how to be responsible. You taught me how to be strong even when I didn’t want to be.
You were my only child for over 7 years and I was content. I didn’t think that I had any more room to love another child unconditionally, or money to provide for you, or even patience to guide you… until we found out your sister was coming.
When I was pregnant with you Raegan, I learned what peace really meant. My pregnancy with you was very easy because I had done it before. I wasn’t scared, I was excited. I was excited to be having a daughter, I was excited that my son would have a sibling, and most importantly I was excited to love another child.
You aren’t even a year old and I have learned a ton from you, too! I have learned to be fast, I have learned to be entertaining, I have learned to be just as determined as you, and I have learned to let others help when I feel overwhelmed.
The both of you are so special to me. When you were born, I was reborn as a mother. There is nothing that I would change or do differently. You are both the twinkles in my eyes and the best things I have ever created! Thank you, babies, for teaching me how to be a mother!
Now I want to tell you some exciting news! Pampers is teaming up with Feeding America and will be donating 1 diaper (up to 1 million diapers) for each view the video below receives. The video is so sweet and fun, so be sure to check it out and do your part!
There is also a fun Twitter Party with great prizes that will take place on Thursday May 8th at 9pm EST.
RSVP here for the party: http://www.twtvite.com/thanksbaby
To participate, follow your hosts @DoubleDutyDivas, @BridgetteLA, @CeceliaMecca @AngieKcom @WhatMommiesNeed @RamblingChick, and our sponsor @Pampers. Also, follow Pampers’ on Facebook!
Twitter Party Prizes Include:
- 2 packs of Swaddlers and a $50 Sephora Gift Card
- 2 packs of Swaddlers and a $100 Kohl’s Gift Card
- 2 packs of Swaddlers and a $100 Gallery Direct Gift Card
- 2 packs of Swaddlers and a BOB Revolution Jogging Stroller ($350) Stroller and FitBit Zip ($50)
- RSVP: 2 packs of Swaddlers
Right now I am working with Pampers and they are offering one of my readers a “Thanks, Baby” gift basket that contains a pack of size 5 diapers, a box of wipes, a Baby Play book, a picture frame, and a $75 gift card to Target. All of the ways to enter the giveaway are in the rafflecopter widget below!
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