The First Year Home With Baby

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.

People always say that time moves fast as a parent, but my husband and I used to agree that the first year with our first baby, Scarlet, felt like an eternity! I’ve never known so full and overwhelming and surreal as that first year home with our baby.

It was different with our second, Des. We could see the results of long days and fast years – and we could see what we had to lose – last milestones, last diapers, last first words, last first steps, last first sentences, and hugs, and kisses, and last first everything. Soon we learned that all of those losses are actually GAINS. Nothing is taken away – it’s just added.

It’s certainly not easy – and maybe nothing is harder. At least I can laugh about the first time I was spit up on, and the first diaper blowout while in the car. I can laugh about messy car seats, crusty high chairs, and many sleepless nights. While I don’t laugh, I can still learn from Des’ week in the NICU, and Scarlet’s hospital stay for a dog bite on the eve of her first birthday.

I love the people they are becoming; have become.

And I can’t wait to see what’s next.

Now that my two sisters are new moms, I come bearing gifts, as part of my rule to never show up empty-handed. I bring food, diapers, baby gear, rock n’ roll hand-me-downs, leggings for mom, water, vitamins, wipes, more specifically – WaterWipes.

I remember a lot of worrying for that first year – about what they needed and if I was providing enough for them. What I’ll never forget is the inevitable realization – whenever it hits – that you are all that your little one needs.

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We still need baby wipes for Des, who is quite particular about what goes near his skin, but honestly I don’t think the need for baby wipes EVER goes away when you have children. Just the way that the needs for contact, affection, and pure love don’t go away either. Des cares a lot about what goes near or on his skin, and you know what? I care a lot about it too.

Look at him grow!

It makes you lose your breath. WaterWipes have been there for the years. They are chemical-free baby wipes that contain only two ingredients – 99.9% pure Irish water and 0.1% grapefruit seed extract. They are the world’s purest baby wipes since water is nature’s natural cleanser and moisturizer, and grapefruit seed extract helps to maintain good skin condition too.

And even skin that is two or three or four-years-old too!

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