Jen Warman: New Freakin' Mummy


A Little Gift at My Doorstep

Thanks Playtex!

The other day I was sitting on the couch feeding Cole, when all of the sudden my mini-schnauzer (who has little dog syndrome) lost his mind and ran towards the door barking. Oh great. An un-announced visitor, and I haven’t showered or put deodorant on in days. Awesome. I quickly un-latched the baby, and wiped vomit off my shoulder. I ran to the door to discover two large brown parcels. Woo Hoo! Presents! I love presents! The only question was: who were they from?

Once I got them upstairs I realized they were a gift from my first-ever blog sponsor: PLAYTEX!

That’s right, I feel like a real celebrity athlete. I’m the next Sidney Crosby (minus the day job where I get paid millions of dollars...and the high-budget commercials where I’d get to drink sports drinks and produce neon-coloured sweat...) But hey Playtex, if you’re reading this, I would totally be up for a commercial shoot. I’m just putting it out there. ;)

But in the meantime I get to write this blog for all you YMC ladies and gents to read and Playtex will sponsor me for the next year as I write about and review some of their products along the way. 

So let’s get back to the gifts, shall we? I was so pumped, I took a picture:

A Diaper Genie (high five to you Playtex!) and a gift basket full of awesome little gems: bowls, spoons, drop-ins bottles, ventaire bottles, teethers, pacifiers, a stuffed frog, a blanket, and more! I was in baby-gift heaven, and decided to waste no time ripping open the boxes.

First things first: let’s try a pacifier (though I’m not going to lie, my heart cried a little bit). I was really hesitant. I didn’t want Lucinda and Reba (my breasts) to be jealous, but at the same time Cole was in desperate need of some soothing that didn’t involve feeding, so...I popped in the soother. There was a bit of disinterest at first and a furrowed brow that said “WTF Mom?” but then after about a minute, the baby latched right on and began suckling himself into a deep slumber.


I promptly laid him down in his bassinet and accomplished about 100 things in 20 minutes, because that’s what you learn to do as a new mom when your baby sleeps! (Insert gospel hallelujah music here.)

Anyway, you’ll be hearing more from me in the coming months regarding this cool sponsorship and in the meantime I’ll be on the Playtex Mommyville website while I wait for them to call me regarding our upcoming commercial. No pressure. 

Oh and by the way, I won’t get out of bed for less than 5 million, and there must be a bowl of red M&M’s on set...and a litter of lab puppies for Cole and me to play with when we are done filming. I'm kidding. Mostly.