My objective is to…re-create the eye show in this post. Six Steps – That isn’t so bad.
So what do you think? Was it nailed or failed?
Fact: Being a 1st year mom makes for lots of yoga pants, coffee chugging sessions and the realization you should have taken stock in the diaper company.
Fact: Being a 2nd year mom things start to smooth out.
Now, while I am still wearing yoga pants religiously (who wouldn’t!?!) I have taken down the caffeine overloads and…well I still should have bought stock in Pampers. But with all that said, this year has been easier. I know who Logan is (most days), and we’ve got a routine down. I’ve also learned that I am still Meghan not just mommy, and I have to treat myself like it. I’ve picked a couple of extra nights to workout and I am okay spending money on clothes for me because face it – Logan doesn’t need any more clothes; he has more than Wes, and I combined.
It was impossible for me to spend ANY time, money or effort on myself without feeling like I was neglecting my little boy last year. Do I think that is ok…yes, because it is something that needs to happen. I wouldn’t give up any part of giving Logan 100% of me, every day. However it is time to become Meghan, Logan’s mom instead of just mommy.
Wish me luck this year as I find more balance for time, money, mom time, wife time, me time etc…
How do you do it?
I have had quite a few people asking me about Logan’s bath time. Well, we bathe him every night when he gets home from Daycare. It’s his stress relief and who wouldn’t want to get daycare germs off everything. This is a big part of his nighttime routine, and he knows if something isn’t on schedule.
I love using the blow up “travel” rubber ducky. It has bright colors and it looks comfortable, I wish I could use it. It also saves water because really…he doesn’t need a whole tub. It took awhile to find the right kind of soap. We used the Johnson and Johnson Gentle Shampoo and Cleaner but it caused him to have eczema when he was 3 months old. We switched to Mustela and haven’t looked back. We start the night with a song, we play with his bath toys and read him a couple of bath books. We use a loofa for his body and a soft wash cloth for his face. He is a boy so we have to pay extra attention and scrub his fingers and toes. Once we are done he gets to relax for a little bit before taking him out (when mom gets the best cuddles because he is chilly, even with the towel ).
It is my favorite part of the day. It is all about re-connecting..
Oh what fun he is one birthday party!!! His theme was naturally Wolverine (It is who we named him after). I was so grateful for all of our friends and family. The turnout was more than I expected. We had people coming from all over, local and out-of-town. I was able to use inspiration for Avenger birthday parties and mold it into a more Wolverinesk look. I had crafted EVERYTHING you see except the ONE on his high chair (that was his Grandma)! Let’s just say…I will be hanging up my DIYing for a while and hoping that Logan will choose more buyable birthday parties ;-). No, stop… I enjoyed preparing for this day, even the tears that happened because he is growing up so fast.
So without further Ado.. A Wolverine – Oh What Fun He is One Party!
Logan has always been a Pampers baby. However, I am a sucker for anything superhero for him which means I purchased a pack of Comic Book Honest Company diapers. They arrived quicker than I had anticipated and my husband was thrilled.
Packaging: A – It wasn’t frilly and doesn’t need to be so it’s nice to know they are saving costs this way.
Arrival Time: A+ – They exceeded my expectation and estimate.
Look: A+ – I love it, super cute and much more fun than regular diapers.
Softness: B – The outside felt great, but inside where it matters it felt like a maxi pad from the 80′s.
Absorbency: A – I’ve only got number one’s to go off of here but it was good. There wasn’t any leaks
Overall Grade: B+ – I’m only here because the inside wasn’t soft like Pampers. If they fixed that I would be all in.
p.s. Honest Company doesn’t know I am reviewing, they never asked…
Have you used Honest Diapers?
This time last year Wes and I were getting the news that we could have a “sleep-in” with Logan at the NICU. We were thrilled, we could not wait to stay the night with our little man. Logan was just ten days old – so little – so cute and such a fighter.
Luckily, this year is different! We were able to take him to school armed with Valentines Cards (see above) and cupcakes to show his teachers some love. I also bought him the cutest “Chicks dig superhero’s” shirt as well as a batman shirt complete with a cape. This year is different. More snuggles, less wires!
Happy Valentines Day.