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My first few weeks at home with my son are a little hazy for me. Maybe because that was almost 9 years ago, or it could have something to do with the fact that I was only 20 years old at the time. I was only a baby myself! Either way, I learned quickly that if I wanted to get anything done and still be a mom, I need to write it down or else I'd forget it immediately.
One of the mommy moments I do remember was one of my first trips to the grocery store all by myself with Ayden, who was only about a week and a half old at the time. I was feeling confident and wanted to do this whole mom thing on my own. I had my diaper bag packed, my grocery list in my purse, Ayden buckled into his carseat, and I was ready to go!
When I got to the store I got the carseat out and went to grab the diaper bag, only to realize I didn't have the diaper bag. When I left the house I must have set the bag down on the porch to lock the front door, and I must not have picked it back up while juggling Ayden in his huge carseat. I made the decision to proceed with shopping anyway, since I was already there. I figured it would be fine as long as I shopped and went straight home afterwards. I mean, I had just changed Ayden before leaving the house, so it's not like I'd actually need a diaper or anything, right?
Oh how wrong I was.
As soon as I made my way down the first aisle, we had the biggest diaper blow out I've ever encountered. I noticed the situation was getting bad right away, so I panicked and ditched the cart. I grabbed the carseat and hauled some serious butt out of the store and back to the car. By the time I had the carseat back in it's base, Ayden was screaming and wanted to be changed. I raced home (as best as one "races" with a newborn in the car- I was probably going about 15 in reality). When I pulled into the driveway I spotted the diaper bag sitting right next to the front door, exactly where I imagined I'd left it.
After that day, I stuck a sticky note to the cupholder in my car that said "Diaper Bag!"
I can't tell you how many times it saved me!
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This is a sponsored post- I have been compensated for writing this. As always, all opinions are my own.