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Ashley Leggat Pampers
Ashley, Me, Myself & I, Pregnancy

Why I love Pampers

So I know you hear me talk about diapers a lot, but honestly, being a mom means that diapers become a huge staple in your life.  Trust me on this, with a bad diaper, your day can be totally ruined.

Last week I was at an event with a bunch of kids and Livi and I were there for about three hours. I changed her before we left the house and generally don’t worry about her diaper again until we are home, or she poops. As we were gathering up the kids to take them home, I noticed friends sons diaper was literally the size of a balloon… I asked if he had pooped and she said no, but that this brand of diapers (not Pampers) always looked like that after a couple of hours. I couldn’t believe it. Livi’s has NEVER looked like that, and I’m thankful that Pampers is so absorbent. I can’t imagine how uncomfortable the poor little guy must have been!

Secondly, the smell. Ok this is probably going to sound weird to you, but the smell of Pampers diapers brings me back to my childhood. I used to make my mom buy me newborn Pampers diapers so I could put them on my dolls. The second I opened my first pack for Livi, the nostalgia of my childhood immediately rushed in and it was such a surreal moment to remember changing my dolls, as I was about to change my real baby. It was likely the hormones, but it brought tears to my eyes.

Thirdly, I love that I get to collect points and cash them in for goodies with the Pampers Rewards Program. I appreciate a company that gives back, and it makes me feel better to know that I’m earning rewards for something that I have to buy weekly. Plus, I feel super cool every time I scan a barcode.

Lastly, it makes life a breeze when I can directly auto ship my Pampers products from Amazon with their Subscribe & Save program. There is nothing worse than forgetting to get diapers and realizing you have none left after your baby has a blowout. With auto ship, they are delivered right to my door every month and that makes this momma a very happy camper.

It’s funny, as I sit here writing this, if you had asked me two years ago if I would truly LOVE a diaper, I would think you were crazy… haha how times have changed!!

Ash
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I’ve been using Pampers since day one and only partner with brands I truly love, prior to being contacted. The opinions on this blog are my own

Ashley, Pregnancy

The Formula Stigma In partnership with Enfamil A+

Since I announced I was pregnant, I have been bombarded with advice. Most of which is about how to feed my baby.  I had every intention of fully breastfeeding Olivia, but unfortunately, after months of trying (and several specialists), I realized that I would need to supplement as Olivia’s needs grew.  I researched a lot about formula, and knew I wanted to give her a formula that was enriched with DHA.  A baby’s brain contains Omega-3 fat and most of that fat is DHA, an important building block of the brain.  By age 3, babies brain growth is 85% complete, so I realized the importance of making sure she was getting the nutrition she needed for optimal health.  Enfamil A+ is enriched with DHA, which made it a clear choice for me.  I use the ready feed bottles (which make my life SO much easier), and I feel happy knowing I’m giving her everything she needs.

So I am currently pumping 3 times a day, and supplementing with formula, and I have noticed a huge difference in Livi.  She is satisfied and happier, which means more love and snuggles for mama 🙂

For more information on Enfamil A+, click the link below: www.whydha.ca

Ash
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Ashley, Pregnancy

And then there were 3!

Well, if you follow any of my social media accounts, by now you know, I’M PREGNANT!!!!! I am currently 21 weeks along and we found out last week that we are having a little girl.  I still find it hard to believe that there is going to be another little me running around in the world. SO crazy!

I think the hardest part so far, was trying to keep the baby a secret for the first 12 weeks.  If you know me at all, you know I am probably the worst person in the world for keeping secrets, so let’s just say I didn’t quite make it 12 weeks without telling people (or anywhere close to that). Whoops!

Jeremy and I are in Germany this season where he is playing for the Straubing Tigers in the DEL Hockey League. So I have been having a lot of prenatal appointments here, and plan on having the baby in Germany so Jeremy can be there to see it all go down……. (wish us both luck). 

This week is exciting because I think I’m starting to feel her little kicks inside of me, which is both amazing and terrifying all at the same time.  I can’t imagine how it feels when you’re 9 months pregnant and are getting booted in the ribs.  I will be sure to keep you all updated on the process!

So now the time begins where I start shopping for clothing, cribs, strollers, picking out names, etc etc etc and figuring out everything that I need to keep this little bundle of joy safe.


Update with video soon so you can all see the bump!

Love Ash

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