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As I ring in the new year, I can't help but look at 2013 and its many highs and lows. One of the major highs was being told by my oncologists in June 2013 that I was in remission after having had clean scans for 5 years from stage 2 cancer. It was a long road, but one that made me slow down and take a look at what mattered most in my life, and use my time left on this Earth more wisely. And, I am loving being able to stay home and watch my two "miracle babies" grow. I have to pinch myself, as I can't believe that Savannah is already 3 1/2 yrs. old, and Arabella recently celebrated her 2nd birthday in November.
Boy, time does fly by -- especially when you have little ones.
We have a wall full of canvas prints of the girls from birth through their recent birthdays. I can't help but look at them daily as I walk in and out of the living room. And, each and every time, I can't get over how fast they have grown. I also feel a little sad knowing that they are no longer babies, and are becoming more and more independent. Now, Savannah is talking in full sentences, and telling us what she wants, as Bella is quickly trying to catch up to her. Oh, how I wish I could stop time just for a little bit and enjoy their little fingers and toes. :-) But, time goes on, and everyone gets older, including us parents. While I am still waiting for the night that we don't get up in the night for milk or diaper change, I was reminded the other day to enjoy this time, as when they get older and become teenagers, you will worry about them more and wonder where they are and who they are with. I can't imagine dealing with the teen years. Eeek.
Just the other day I found a bag of the girls' 3-6 months old clothing. I couldn't believe how tiny they were. Now, I am washing and putting away 3T and 4T clothing -- a big difference. While I sometimes think about what it would be like to have another baby, I am too busy taking care of the girls, who are now in the terrible 2's and 3's stages. I can see why people have children in their 20's, as you really get tired in your 30's taking care of them, and dealing with lack of consistent sleep. But, I know that the baby chapter in our life is closed, and that means to start donating all the clothes we saved, but that is now taking up room in our already overcrowded house. So, as I wash the girls baby clothes one finally time and decide which clothes to save, to show them when they get older, I will be reaching for Dreft detergent, which I have used since we brought both of them home from the hospital in 2010 and 2011. Just yesterday, when I took a load of their baby clothes out of the dryer, I couldn't help but clutch a bunch of the clothes close to me. As I stood there holding the clothes up to my nose, I swear I could smell the "new baby smell" that you smell with newborns, and memories of holding my girls for the first time and looking into their eyes, only to have them look back at me, came rushing back. Memories like these are ones I will treasure, as I watch my girls grow.
So, if you are a new or expectant mom or know someone who is, make sure you stock up on Dreft detergent to wash and preserve your little ones clothes. And, please enjoy every moment, even when you feel sleep deprived and they are fussing constantly, as it really does go by fast! And, one famous celebrity couple is getting ready to welcome a new bundle of joy in the new year -- Danielle and Kevin Jonas.
-- Introducing the New Dreft Amazing Baby Days App --
Dreft baby laundry detergent, the #1 choice for pediatricians recently launched a fun app for new and expectant parents called the “Amazing Baby Days” app for mobile devices. The Dreft Amazing Baby Days App is a fun, simple and convenient way to capture and share special moments, from pregnancy through baby’s first year - and then have them published into a beautiful book that can be shared with friends and family. Parents can now download the app for free, exclusively in the App store on Apple® iTunes®.
And, in celebration of the launch of “Amazing Baby Days” mobile app, Dreft is partnering with expectant celebrity parents, Kevin and Danielle Jonas, as they begin their journey to parenthood. Throughout the coming weeks, consumers can view exclusive content from the couple as they prepare for their upcoming arrival on Dreft's Facebook page (http://on.fb.me/1e5RV2v) and Twitter handle (http://bit.ly/1izHgRf) -- including the following video which shows the expectant couple opening baby shower gifts and using the new Dreft Amazing Baby Days App for gift tracking:
Don't forget to follow Dreft on Facebook and Twitter:
-- See You at the #DreftAmazingBabyDays Twitter Party on Tuesday, Jan. 9th at 9PM EST --
The Twitter Party will take place on .
Join me along with Danielle Jonas (married to Kevin Jonas of the Jonas Brothers) as we talk about all things baby and Dreft. You can RSVP at http://twtvite.com/
During the #DreftAmazingBabyDays Twitter Party you will have a chance to win a bottle of Dreft to use with your kids' clothing, or to share with someone who is expecting or just welcomed a baby.
In addition to RSVPing to the #DreftAmazingBabyDays Twitter Party,don't forget to follow the Twitter party hosts @DoubleDutyDivas, @BridgetteLA, @CeceliaMecca @AngieKcom @WhatMommiesNeed @RamblingChick, as well as the party sponsor @Dreft, and our special guest @daniellejonas.
See at the #DreftAmazingBabyDays Twitter Party on Tuesday, Jan. 9th at 9PM EST.
Can't make it to the Twitter party, but want a chance to win Dreft detergent? Well, thanks to the Dreft, they are offering one lucky Inspired by Savannah reader the chance to win 2 bottles of Dreft detergent. You can keep both bottles for yourself, or give one to a friend or family member with a baby. To enter this giveaway, please complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!a Rafflecopter giveaway
Disclosure: This review was made possible by Double Duty Divas and Dreft. I was provided the featured product free of charge to facilitate my review, but all opinions are 100% mine.