This is a sponsored post by Huggies®
Since Theresa keeps adding tiny beautiful babies to our world we get to keep talking about diapers here on MomSmack. I am beyond grateful she keeps having these little imps as I get to have my baby fix without the sleepless nights.
Recently, Theresa had a work dinner with her husband that she couldn’t miss and a new young sitter was to babysit that evening. Zach started throwing up that morning. Caileigh was only two months old and a fusser and Ellie is a slight bit of help, but not much. Theresa called me panicked, “What do I do? Do you think she will be able to handle all of this? Maybe I should take Caileigh with me.”
I listened while she worked it out in her head. She talked to herself as I worked on my computer and ultimately decided to take the fussy Caileigh with her to the dinner. “Good luck.” I said when we hung up, “I’m sure she won’t be too fussy.”
As I hit end, something was nagging at me. What could it be? Had I forgotten to tell her something? It was about halfway through my yoga class an hour later that I realized what it was. I was the suckiest friend ever. As soon as I got out of the class, I called Theresa up and said, “Bring Caileigh to me tonight. I will keep her while you are at dinner.”
I mean, it’s only two hours, how hard can it be? I am an old pro.
Theresa dropped Caileigh off and as they were pulling away she said, we won’t be later than 10:00. It was 5:00. Five hours of snuggling this sweet little face? Yes. Please.
An hour in I was an exhausted, spit-up wearing, sweating, disheveled mess. Holy crap I had forgotten what it is like to take care of a newborn. I couldn’t put her down. For a second. My own kids were asking me to do things for them, “Mom when are you going to make dinner?” Noah asked sweetly. “Mom, can you drive me to Danny’s house?” Keenan asked.
I looked at them crazy-eyed. “I HAVE A NEWBORN,” I yelled, “I CAN’T DO ANYTHING FOR ANYONE.”
The kids ordered pizza while I paced the halls to keep her from fussing. She was happy as could be as long as I didn’t stop moving. At about 7:00 it was finally time for a bottle and a nap. It was at that point that I noticed there was one person in our house actually enjoying the crying high maintenance baby. Colton. He had been on the computer for two straight hours and we were all too busy to notice. I shut it down, got him showered and read him a book while enjoying the silence of sweet Caileigh’s slumber.
And then I heard something AWFUL. My husband decided to make himself a cocktail. With ice. From the ice maker. The LOUD ice maker. The one that was a short fifteen feet from where she was sleeping. Guess who spent the next hour walking the halls with a drink in one hand and Caileigh in the other?
I often say having a newborn is WAY easier than having teens. I stand corrected. BIG. TIME. I have just forgotten. This newborn thing? It is hard. At least I can hand some keys and some cash to my teens and get several hours of peace.
So, thanks to Theresa we are giving away a month’s supply of Huggies® Little Snugglers Diapers.
Little Snugglers Bragging Rights?
- New GentleAbsorb* Liner to provide a cushiony layer of protection with hundreds of tiny absorbent pillows to help draw mess away from your baby’s delicate newborn skin
- Cottony-soft inside and out to help keep new baby comfy
- Wetness indicator lets you know when it’s time to change
- Umbilical cord cut-out to help protect sensitive belly buttons (newborn only)
- Flexible, pocketed waistband to help keep in mess
- Unique stretchy SnugFit* Waistband provides a gentle, secure fit
We highly recommend you pair the Little Snugglers diapers with Huggies® Natural Care Wipes! You can get a free sample here > Huggies Free Sample
Natural Care Wipes Bragging Rights?
- Our simplest formula ever for a gentle clean
- Triple Clean* Layers – strong, soft and absorbent layers that are gentle on baby’s skin, yet thick enough to clean the mess
- Aloe & Vitamin E
- Hypoallergenic, fragrance free and alcohol free
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Huggies®. All opinion are ours and the story is true.