To my three little monkeys,
You are not so little anymore. Each of you are growing up and are becoming your own person. You are each unique.
Rob, I can’t believe you are going into middle school next year! One of the hardest things I can ever remember doing was leaving you at the hospital when you were just 4 years old. It was so hard to have you stay there for an entire weekend, but I knew it had to be done so you could get better. It’s been a long road, and we are still working on things every day, but know I will never give up, I will not helping you and being there for you when you need me.
Kylie, you are the princess. You used to run around wearing your little dresses and tiaras, my how times have changed. I will never forget how sick you would get as a baby. Every day you would throw up and we couldn’t figure out why until we realized that day care didn’t listen to us about not giving you milk. You poor thing were so sick every night because all day they were giving you something your body couldn’t handle. I’m so glad we figured it out and that you have finally grown out of it. To this day, please do not eat the pink Laffy Taffy……that was always so gross to pick up. No other color made you sick…just the pink.
Diego, my little man. You are so bright, so thoughtful and loving…and always have been. It breaks my heart to think back when you were much smaller and having to rush you to the emergency room, scared of out my mind for you. Your tummy problems are all better now, thank goodness. I couldn’t imagine having to go through the scare all over again. I ran out in the middle of the night and it seemed like it took hours to be seen, just to be sent back home. I’m so glad that it wasn’t as serious as I thought it was.
I have had so many terrifying moments with each of you. I hate to see you sick, not feeling well or upset. Please know that you will always be able to count on me, regardless of what the situation is. I will always do my best to be there for you and help you with anything that I can.
We always want the best for our children. As babies they need us more than ever. What would you do if you weren’t able to provide your baby with the items needed for their care?
According to Save the Children, 90% of U.S. children live in areas at risk of natural disasters. In addition, families worldwide are also impacted by various global natural disasters where mothers and babies are deprived of their most basic needs. JOHNSON’S® Baby. alongside parent company Johnson & Johnson, have launched a charitable platform to provide these mothers and caregivers with essential basic resources and simple tools that will lend support in times of unexpected crisis. They have made a multi-year, multi-million dollar contribution to Save the Children that will help create and sustain key initiatives, including:
- A donation and distribution of thousands of JOHNSON’S® Baby “Care Kits”, providing families with baby care essentials immediately after a disaster. This commitment is an extension of the brand’s existing product donation efforts aimed to meet baby care needs in the U.S. and around the world.
- Funding that enables Save the Children programming, such as Child Friendly Spaces, which supplies moms and children with safe areas to recover, play and experience the joy of being together as a family following a disaster.
- Vital training for health workers in developing countries through the “Helping Babies Breathe” program, which teaches basic techniques to prevent birth asphyxia, saving newborn lives.
Disclosure: This is a post was written in conjunction with Latina Bloggers Connect & Johnson’s. All views and opinions expressed are 100% mine.