Here are some of Hadley’s photographs taken on each Thursday (the day of her birth) since she was born.
I was given the opportunity to test a brand new product: The Keekaroo Peanut Diaper Changer. Keekaroo is giving away a changer to one lucky reader! Read further to enter to win.
My initial reaction to the Keekaroo Peanut Diaper Changer was, “Wow! Cool colors!” I mean, really cool. Have you seen the color choices? Go to their website & click on ‘gallery’. You really should go take a peek. You will not be able to pick just one. For all you gender-neutral parents, there are so many great options! The changer fits nicely into our standard-sized changing table, and the safety strap buckles simply under the top platform of the table.
This diaper changer is perfect for all ages. It has plenty of soft and comfy space for a newborn and will grow with you child as they become toddlers. While still in the newborn stage, it is great for baby’s first sponge bath, as it is water-repellent and will not soak up water. I love bringing my infant (no longer a newborn ) to be changed after a bath because I don’t have to worry about a cover getting wet – there is no cover! It is easy to dry once our little one is ready to get dressed. Just keep in mind that the changer cannot be submerged under water. As well, do not drip water in the air vent near the feet, conveniently located far enough away from baby that you don’t need to worry about it.
Something that I always look for in a product intended for my baby’s use is that the product be safe. The Peanut Changer is that, indeed! It is non-toxic and BPA-free among other good things. Don’t forget that babies & most toddlers put their mouths on EVERYTHING! It is reassuring to know that this changing pad is 100% safe! Speaking of safe, it not only comes with a safety strap, it also is slip-resistant which helps immensely for those deep down & dirty diaper changes. You know, the ones when you have to lift your child almost completely off the pad by her feet in order to wipe her little bum clean?! Oh, is that only me?? Hmm, didn’t think so. She won’t slip away from you. She’ll stay right where you need her.
Here’s something you don’t see from way too many products these days: it’s MADE IN THE USA! If that doesn’t matter to you, it should.
I’ve thrown away our tattered & stained changing pad covers from our previous changing pad as well as the old pad itself. No more constant laundry from messy diaper changes. Just a quick wipe-down and I’m done!
The Keekaroo Peanut Diaper Changer is so strong & impermeable! You cannot destroy this thing!! My husband jokes that the kids can use it as a wrestling pad when they’ve outgrown diapers. It is really, really tough! We have been through two other changing pads in four short years & would’ve purchased a third of the same kind if it wasn’t for the Keekaroo Peanut. The standard changing pads aren’t built to withstand wiggly babies, especially as they grow into kicking toddlers. This changer is built to last forever! In the time that we have gone through two changing pads, the Keekaroo would still be under warranty! It comes with a 5-year warranty! FIVE YEARS!! When we’re talkin’ baby products, that is an eternity!
ENTER TO WIN a Keekaroo Peanut Diaper Changer!
Winner will receive one (1) Keekaroo Peanut Diaper Changer in the color of their choice.
This giveaway is open to the 48 contiguous United States only. Giveaway begins on Friday, September 28th at 12:01am and ends Monday, October 8th at 12:01am.
If there was one thing I wish were different about this diaper changer, it would be that it was released four years sooner! I wish that we could have purchased this before we made the decision to buy a run-of-the-mill changing pad.
We really love this diaper changer. It sounds kind of silly when we say it out loud, but it deserves rave reviews as it is a great product!
Full disclosure: I was given a Keekaroo Peanut Diaper Changer to review, courtesy of Keekaroo. This review is my opinion only and does not reflect that of Keekaroo.
I love when she falls asleep sucking her thumb then it slips out of her pursed little mouth.
I love when she makes cute little squeaky noises.
I love when she smiles so big and so real at her siblings. And at us.
I love when she has to burp but refuses to break her latch as she nurses, squirming and wriggling her chubby little body against mine.
I love when she reaches to grasp a toy, so determined, so new.
I love when she snuggles. With anyone who wants to snuggle back.
I love when she bats her barely-there lashes at her Daddy, flirting & wrapping him around her barely-there finger.
I love when she smiles in her sleep. When it’s not gas-related.
I love when she coos. And when she tries so hard to communicate with us.
I love when she shivers when we take her out of a bath.
I love when she stares at her hands and feet for what seems like hours at a time.
I love when she wakes hungry, yet only makes a few tiny sounds to let us know she’s ready.
I love when she figures it out.
I love when she tries to sing with me. ABC’s. The Hadley Song. Sing A Song Of Sixpence. Pat-A-Cake.
I love when she waits patiently to be dressed, always with a smile.
I love when she nuzzles her face into mine.
I love when she breathes.
Fifteen weeks old. Almost four months. I love this baby girl.
We love taking pictures in our family. We think it’s neat to capture the moment in an artistic way, to be able to show our children when they’re older. When Marsden was born, I made it a challenge to take a photo a week of just him, on his week “birthday”, & see how he changed. Well, that lasted about 12 weeks, maybe?! Now, I am challenged to do the same thing for Hadley. Here is her week by week photo a day, beginning with her at 0 weeks.
I’d say she’s filling out quite nicely! Must be all that delicious, nutritious breast milk. She weighed in at a snuggly thirteen and a half pounds at her two month check-up!
And so, here we are nearing twelve weeks. I’m wondering where the time is going. We are having a ball all together, but things sure are moving at a rapid pace. Although, looking back at these photos, Hadley’s newborn stage seems so long ago. It feels like she’s always been with us, a part of our family. We are five now, and it feels oh-so-right.
Sooo, here I am again, blogging after not blogging. What is it going to take for me to get on a schedule?! I am constantly thinking of things to blog about. I could write about something, anything, every. single. day. But I don’t. What gives?
Well, you see, I am a Mom. No, wait, scratch that. I am a Mommy. I eat, sleep, and breathe Motherhood. I have no time for myself, and I’m okay with that. On any given day, I can be seen nursing a little baby for many hours, cleaning poop, poop, and more poop from little bums, brushing little teeth in little mouths, getting little bodies dressed, changed, then dressed again, reading stories upon stories to little listening ears, taking little walks among little legs, cutting little pieces of fruits and vegetables into littler pieces, cleaning little faces after eating little meals, playing little instruments to little pieces of music. I dance with little dancers, play with little imaginations. I create with little, fabulous minds & enrich little, wonderful lives. I love my little job. My little life.
Writing is most definitely something I do when I have time to myself. There, I just answered my own question. I simply don’t have any time.
…which explains why I barely cook a full meal each night for dinner (sometimes not at all), rarely knit anymore, never play piano, and sometimes just forget to brush my own darn teeth! What else would I rather be doing? Nothing. Nothing at all has ever been better, more important or, frankly, more fulfilling than this. So why shouldn’t I blog on a strict schedule as I set out to do from the beginning? Ah, yes, Motherhood. That’s it!!
See you when I see you…