January 12, 2015
January 8th was quite the day. For fans of Elvis, it was his birthday. If the cheeseburgers hadn’t claimed him, he would have been 80. At gDiapers, we celebrated another very special birthday: the very first day on planet earth for Scarlet Irene. She is Jill’s, one of our fabulous investors, very first granddaughter. Jill has eight kids so we suspect there will be many more grandkids for her. But with the birth of Scarlet, Jill and Jimmy added Grandma and Grandpa to their long list of titles.
Continue reading g is for Grandma & Grandpa
January 29, 2014
Say hello to Brian and Elsa.
Brian and Elsa are soon-to-be first-time parents who hail from the Instagram-worthy state of Maine. As the days tick up to their due date, waiting has taken a front row seat by the woodstove in their 800-square foot cabin. “While we may be mediocre at preparation, at least we’ve got anticipation down.” The anticipation has looked a bit like this:
Continue reading On Location with Brian and Elsa. The Maine Event.
October 25, 2012
No matter how you choose to feed your baby, it’s a journey. And one that requires a pretty tough look at where you’ve been, where you are, where you’re going, and then you take a gigantic big breath to ride the ensuing emotions with as much confidence as you can muster. Thanks to gMum, Nilam for telling us her story.
Several months ago my daughter and I decided it was time to wean her from breast milk. I have to say – she didn’t seem to care. But for me, it was a journey that meant something. I jotted down our journey and how I felt. Maybe you went through this too (Please say yes so I can feel like a normal mom).
It’s happening. I think my baby no longer needs me to breastfeed her. Hooray/sniff sniff/woohoo/boo hoo/yippee/fall-into-a-puddle-and-weep-because-this-might-mean-she-doesn’t-need-me-AT-ALL-anymore. Get a hold of yourself, woman!
Seriously, though, I’m really having mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, hallelujah! I can wear a normal bra again! Finally! On the other, it’s the one thing I could give her that no one else can.
Continue reading breastfeeding journey. – by Nilam Nalamwar
October 8, 2012
Thank you to long-time gMum, Lisa, for sharing this with us.
I’m a sensitive person. My husband will testify to this. I cry at television commercials, movie trailers, Sarah McLachlan songs, pretty much everything. Since becoming a mother this has intensified to a ridiculous degree. So when it came time to sell my daughter’s gDiapers, due to being in the throws of potty training, I was prepared to get slightly sentimental. I wasn’t at all prepared.
The moment I hit enter on my ‘for sale’ post I began to cry. I’m not talking about the sniffles here, Folks, I’m talking big, fat tears. Otherwise known as “ugly crying”. It could have been because my daughter had turned two the day before, or maybe it was due to the fact that she is our second and we’ve decided that, circumstances being what they are right now, we’re not having anymore. Whatever the reason, it hit me hard. So hard in fact, I truly believed that there was something wrong with me. “Who gets this overwrought over diapers?”, I asked myself.
Continue reading Smiling through the potty training tears. by Lisa
September 19, 2012
gBaby Theo took his very first steps at a recent gDiapers photoshoot. Quickly, Kim grabbed a video of him repeating his milestone. We’d love it if you’d share your baby’s firsts! Post your pics, your videos, your stories on Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter and tag them with #gdiapersfirsts. Let’s see what kind of collection we can get. Cause there’s little more that’s bigger news than something that happens for the very first time.
– about the author Kelli McKee (also known as Kelli Martinelli) has been with gDiapers since 2006. Her work as blogger and communications manager has been to build and nurture a community of moms and dads across the vast expanse of social media. She also writes web content, press releases, her own blog and lunchbox love notes for her 2 kiddos. Follow Kelli on the gDiapers blog, google + and twitter.