When I became a mother I never knew what it would mean to love something so much your heart felt like it could burst into a million little pieces. I distinctly remember the feeling when my firstborn, a tiny boy, was laid on my chest after I pushed for nearly two hours. I was physically exhausted, but the moment our eyes met it was pure bliss. The fireworks went off between us, an unspoken language of our own. He was precious, a mere five pounds and one ounce, but he was mine, all mine, and #madewithlove .
Motherhood is an Imperfect Journey
As the weeks turned into months, I realized something was not right. He was falling behind on his milestones, and at the year mark he would not even look us in the eye. That precious little baby was now a toddler lost in his own little world. As his mother it pained me to watch him struggle so hard to do things most normal kids did easily. Finally, at the age of three, still lost and non-verbal, he was given the diagnosis of autism. I remember sitting in the office room chair as I watched the doctor’s mouth move without sound, and all my dreams of what motherhood should be crashed down around me. A bit relieved, however, to finally know a reason for his delays, my mind raced over this new meaning of motherhood. I knew one thing with certainty: I was going to be okay and my son was going to be okay. I was not a perfect mother, but I would fight for him harder because he was #madewithlove.
Being a special needs mother is exhausting. There are days when you think you cannot move forward, but you do. When you question everything you do, but then magical moments happen that bring back that glimmer of hope. You are blessed to be his mother and proud to call him your son. Now eight years into our journey together I look back at all the hard fought progress and know it was #madewithlove.
When my youngest was born I was so excited to use gDiapers. I wish I had a little baby to diaper now, because gDiapers is redefining diapering by creating positivity through their stylish Made with Love gPants Cover. Their diapers are a cross between a cloth and a disposable diaper, still allowing the baby to have breathable materials next to their skin, but also able to discard the spoiled insert in the trash, compost (only wet ones) or even flush down the toilet. I love the gDiaper community because it helps mother’s like me who want to try to do their part in making the world a better place possible, simply by using their diapers. Their system is easy to use and my youngest stayed nice, dry, and happy in her gDiapers.
The gDiaper community has a unique following on Facebook and Instagram. You can find a gift chain that encourages complete strangers to give a gift #madewithlove. You can also follow The American Mama and take the pledge. #gdiapersgiftchain There will also be a Twitter chat (date TBA) where you can win great prizes from gDiapers.
All opinions are 100% my own. I celebrate what gDiapers is doing by creating ripples of positivity through their social media and their products.