This time last year I was holding an infant who was just learning how to roll over, and who didn't sleep longer than 2 hours at a time. Now, at 15 months old, my son can run, climb and kick a ball...but still only sleeps for two hours at a time some nights (insert giant yawn). How has my little newborn turned into a giant toddler so quickly? Some days I catch a glimpse of myself holding my son and think, "Wow, I'm a Mom!"
It's a pretty incredible realization, and it's truly been an amazing journey.
Sure, I feel like the most sleep deprived person on the planet sometimes — but I know that's not true. It can't be true, can it?!?
Well, I know it's not because I've asked other moms that I've met through online communities like Mommyville.ca and as a blogger for YummyMummyClub.ca.
"How long does your baby sleep for? What do you do to help your baby sleep? Any tricks, tips or suggestions? How about a giant virtual hug?"
I've also loved my various online communities because I can ask other parenting questions too:
"What solid food should I introduce first? What do I do when he has a fever? Is this (insert picture) a rash to be worried about?" Time after time I'm so thankful these communities exist.
And now, since I'm a resident expert (at 15 months into the gig) I'm helping other new moms and welcoming them into the club with open arms. I'm happy to offer up advice (when asked) and help steer them in the right direction — offering them support and resources (and giant hugs and glasses of wine, when needed.)
So it's with these same incredibly toned mom arms that I welcome YMC's newest Playtex Moms:
I will still be blogging this year about my favourite Playtex products, but no longer the ones for infants *tear* because my little boy *blows nose loudly* is growing up so fast!!! We're in full toddler mode over at the Warman residence. So Gurpreet, Hailey, and Tanya, I'll leave you with the Drop-Ins, the Playtex infant feeding spoons and the Diaper Genie (I won't lie, I'm still using that. Potty training is on my list of things to do sometime in the next few months. Okay...year...).
It's with great happiness that I pass you three Mamas the ceremonial torch (aka Playtex Infant Feeding Spoon) and officially welcome you to the club!
So enjoy your little wiggly babies while they're still small enough not to wander off and find electrical outlets...
The Former Miss Playtex,