I have to be honest here, because if I can’t be honest then why am I even writing, right? So here goes. This whole new mom gig is so incredible, and it is hands down the best thing I’ve ever done (besides marrying Zack, of course). But you know what they say about good things? They don’t come easy. And I would be lying if I painted parenthood as this perfect, amazing, beautifully easy experience. And I don’t want to lie to you, ever. What’s more I don’t want to lie to myself. And so, yes, I love this new job of mine, and I will never ever complain about any of it. I know how blessed I am that I even get to try this thing out, and that I have been chosen to take this on. With that being said, it is hard. Some days, some hours, some minutes, it can seem like too much. Too much to handle. Too much for little ol’ me. But all I have to do is get a little smile from my sweet baby, or pick him up and inhale his perfect heaven-sent skin, and I know, I just know that all of the hard times and frustrations and sleepless nights, they are all so worth it. And what’s more is that I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. I’d take all of the bad with the good, because the good far outweighs the bad. And isn’t that true with all important things in life? This gig as a new mom can be so very hard and sometimes feel alienating. But mostly it’s so good. It’s so sweet. It’s so wonderful. One of my favorite parts of the day are the post-bath snuggles. Now here’s a thing about my baby: Baths do not calm him down. When he was a newborn, he would scream through the entire process, and now he thankfully doesn’t scream anymore, but he still gets worked up. Which is why bath time is a separate entity from bedtime for us, it just has to be. And so I get this squeaky clean sweet baby, fresh out of the bath, and still get to snuggle with him before sending him off to sleep. And I love that time. It’s so precious. And I’m holding on to it because I know how fleeting time can be. We recently tried out some Mustela Bébé products during bath time that we have instantly fallen in love with. I had never tried Mustela products before, but I am absolutely hooked now. Their products are luxurious and delicious. After using the Bébé products during Sam’s bath, I just wanted to eat him up he smelled so good! No exaggeration there, either. These products are simply divine. We tried the 2-in-1 Hair & Body Wash, Hydra Bébé body lotion, the Dermo-Cleansing and the Facial Cleansing Cloths. LOVE them all. And they keep Sam’s sensitive and perfect little baby skin in the best condition possible, which is so important to me as his mama.
There is nothing like those sweet baby snuggles!
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