New babies are so exciting and expensive, especially if it has been awhile since your last one. A family at my kid’s school is expecting a new baby in July and I am so excited for them. They have an 11-year-old and a 9-year-old so this is a bit of an age gap. This past winter the 9-year-old experienced some health issues. He has had health complications since birth but this time he ended up in ICU and had a pace maker put in. As a mom, I cannot imagine how scary that would be. The day of his surgery his older sister stayed with us so that neither parent had to leave his side. All in all, the mom was at the hospital for 6 days straight, never leaving her son, all this while in the early stages of pregnancy. Looking back, I don’t know how she did, but moms have super human strength when it comes to caring for our kids.
Her son is doing amazing now and while all that is behind them the bills are not. I can’t even imagine what a 6 day stay in ICU and major surgery costs and am so lucky I don’t know. I knew I wanted to do something to celebrate the exciting news of a new baby while also reminding the family we are here for them. Our school community is amazing and not surprisingly I was not the only one who wanted to celebrate them. I teamed up with two other moms to throw this family a fabulous baby shower. Our goal was to get everything they needed either donated from families who have stuff they are willing to part with or purchased as gifts.
Pampers is always so generous when it comes to helping families so I knew they would be a great place to turn for help. Not surprisingly they helped us shower this incredible family. With the help of Pampers, we were able to get a car seat, stroller, car seat insert and plenty of diapers! Generous school families donated a crib, bassinet, and bouncer and gifted her a high chair, diaper bag, clothes, gift cards and more. We definitely showered this lovely mom and her baby!
Seeing her joy and gratitude was so touching and reminded me of how lucky I am to be a part of such a caring community and to act as a liaison between awesome brands that care and the people who use their products.
Thank you, Pampers, for making sure this baby has diapers, a safe car seat and a stroller!!!