This post is sponsored by WaterWipes. All opinions expressed below are my own and not those of the company.
I can’t believe it’s almost been a year since Ayv was born. Ido and I talk about it all the time, how we can’t grasp time. Guys…she’s almost walking and saying MAMA and bye bye.
I’m so happy I never read any parenting books before Ayv got here because honestly, nothing can prepare you for becoming a new parent. The lack of sleep (I’ve never experienced so little sleep like this in my life and I was functioning as a half human for what feels like forever), the hormones (they RAGE and make you the most irrational and sensitive version of yourself), the loneliness (after all the family left it was just Ayv and I and I’m not going to lie and say I wasn’t lonely, I truly believe you should be around as many people as possible during this experience) there are so many surprising things that happen to moms when they become moms, it’s crazy. I kept saying, “why did no one tell me about this” and the reason is, everyone has a different experience. But after talking to so many new moms, we all have a different experience but we definitely all relate to the same things.
I was told that after 3 months everything would just ease into place but for me that actually happened at 6 months. When Ayv turned 6 months old, I started feeling more relaxed and accepting of my new role. Ayv was sleeping better, which meant I was sleeping better. She was becoming more independent and so I felt like I could take deep breaths. I started feeling more comfortable with this new role, plus I started working again, which allowed me to connect with that side of myself, which I have to say, felt really great. I really believe that it’s a struggle to find yourself after a baby but when you do, everything falls into place and it feels INCREDIBLE.
Sine Ayv was born, I’ve been pretty obsessed with keeping her away from as many chemicals and preservatives as possible. I figure, this pure human should stay as pure as possible for as long as possible. Now, I know that this is challenging and life happens, but I figure if I start with good habits at home it’s the best I can do. I make her food and only use natural products. I believe that we really have no control what we get exposed to the second we leave the house, so why not control your home environment the best you can? One of my favorite products is WaterWipes. These wipes have been my savior in many occasions, since they are 99.9% water I use them for everything, her face, hands, toys…they are my portable bath. It’s amazing how Ayv manages to get filthy no matter where you put her. Grabbing everything she possibly can and putting it in her mouth is her move of choice.
Ayv’s growing so fast and it’s just getting better and better. Excited to share these experiences with all of you. It’s been so incredible to have this community of moms supporting me during this process. I really feel like we are all in this together.
Not only do I love their products, but WaterWipes’ understands our parenting journey so check out their new campaign video, When a Baby is Born, a Parent is Born. If you’re like me, you can probably relate!