The fresh baby scent, the cooing and the noises baby makes when sleeping are all parts of having a new baby that I’m sure many parents want to bottle up if we could. I know I’m not alone when I say how much I loved just watching Little One as she slept. That wasn’t meant to be creepy, but if you’re a parent, I’m sure you know that feeling and have found yourself watching, mesmerized at the life that you created. It’s incredible.
With several of my friends expecting their first babies this year, I’m finding that I am reliving so many moments of Little One’s infancy. One of the things that surprised me the most was that not only did things change for me, but they changed for those around us as well.
Lola and Grampy were heavy smokers, but because Little One was a preemie, the doctors in the NICU at Mount Sinai Hospital told them that they could not hold Little One or even be near her if they smelled like cigarette smoke. Little One was born at 28 weeks and her lungs were not as strong as the lungs of babies who were born at term. To this day she has a bit of respiratory issues. Her grandparents loved her so much that they quit smoking when she was an infant and when we first brought her home from the hospital (72 days after her birth).
Babies are so special and regardless of whether that baby is a part of your life or whether you see a stranger with a baby, our instincts are to do what is best for baby. For instance, if we see a mom struggling at the grocery store with a baby in one hand and grocery bags in the other, we tend to ask that mom if she needs help with her bags. Right?
If you’re at the park and see a mom or dad holding a new baby, I bet your natural inclination is to smile. I know that I can’t help it. Babies just have that magical way with people.
Pampers just launched a heartwarming video that made me a bit weepy. It reminded me of how babies bring out the best in all of us and how there’s nothing we wouldn’t do to make baby’s life #BetterForBaby.
When you brought home baby, did you notice how baby brought out the best in everyone and how everyone tried to do things to make life #BetterForBaby?
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