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Celebrating Motherhood and Your Baby’s First Moments

Thank you to JOHNSON’S Baby for partnering with me to share some awesome #favbabyfirsts with you guys in a compensated post. Hope you enjoy – and I hope you share your own too!

Ahhhhhh…. Motherhood. A burden and a blessing. Almost all good stuff though – right? Except for “those days,” … I know you know what I mean <3 There are so many “firsts” that are absolutely wonderous to behold – first words, first steps, seeing them grow into kiddos that discover new things. But there are also so many “firsts” that are exhausting – they learn to speak so they can back talk you, they walk so they can run away from you, they discover things they have no business messing with… It’s a huge process of love and frustration. But so totally worth it.

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To celebrate these firsts, and the wonder and joy of being a mother, JOHNSON’S Baby has a campaign called #FavBabyFirsts – which is all about sharing your most special first memories of your little one. To kickstart it, they invited me, and a couple of other awesome mom bloggers – Crazy Adventures in Parenting, and That Chic Mom – to join a live Google+ Hangout with the absolutely lovely and down to earth Tammin Sursok from Pretty Little Liars. It was kind of surreal to chat with someone who’s a celeb like that, with my hair in a messy bun and totally not prepared, lol. But it was awesome that as we chatted, you can see that no matter who you are – all moms go through these SAME types of feelings when you have a baby. I’ve always found that so beautiful and amazing. Check it out:

I’m the one in the yellow sweater. Don’t judge :) But it’s an awesome example of how we’re all in the same boat – we all go through the same things, becoming a mom is crazy for everyone, celebrity or not. No matter how young or old, planned or unexpected, rich or poor, working or stay at home… first time motherhood is a wonderously crazy adventure for us all.

When Abby was born – 4+ years ago, I had NO clue what I was doing. I didn’t have many friends or family to help at the time, and wasn’t sure how to reach out. I has never planned to be a mom. So I had never paid attention to parenting advice. I remember the stress of trying to rock her for hours in her little bouncy chair at night, rock her in our big chair, sing songs…. Being a first time mom is so overwhelming at times. But it goes by SO fast.

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I look back at baby pictures, and can hardly believe she was ever that small. So, having some helpful people, advice, websites, and products around can make a huge difference. They’ll help you figure out how to handle challenges faster, so you can focus on the important stuff – all of those tiny, beautiful, meaningful moments.

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Which is why we should celebrate everyone’s #FavBabyFirsts – all of the amazing firsts that make you feel like you’re doing it right.

Give yourself a pat on the back. The best bit of advice I ever had about becoming a mom was – “If you’re worried about it, you’re already doing something right. If you care, then you’re there.” So – join our fun celebration of motherhood, and share your own photos, advice, memories, and stories across social media using the hashtag #FavBabyFirsts. I’d LOVE to hear from you guys!

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And…. To make this celebration of motherhood and your baby’s first moments even more fun – I’m giving away a fantastic bundle of products to help pamper your little one! Use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter to win – complete as many or few entries as you want, but the more you do, the more chances you have to win! Have fun and good luck :)

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Comments

  1. Trasina McGahey says

    First smile! Well, REAL smile lol. That is always the greatest!

  2. Brooke Berger says

    Baby’s first smile, word, step! Every first is special

  3. Ashley Elaine says

    I am pregnant with my first so a first experience for me was feeling her move, I was at work and wasn’t sure if was gas at first but then I realized it was her moving I got so excited I had to call and share with my husband.

  4. First cry, first diaper change, first feeding, first sleep, first smile, first words (noises) etc!!!

  5. I loved the first time she laughed.

  6. First time she slept through the night!!

  7. Stephanie Larison says

    My daughter just giggled for the first time a few days ago, it was adorable!

  8. Laurie Emerson says

    I love it when my son pulled himself up in the crib. He was so proud of himself and gave me the biggest grin!

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