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A Special First Mother’s Day

Every Mother’s Day is special, but this Mother’s Day will be extra special for a very new mom I know. Meet Melissa. She spent many, many years trying to get pregnant and this coming Sunday, she’ll finally be able to celebrate being a mom.

With special help from Pampers, I was able to help Melissa have a very special first Mother's Day. See how we helped her feel extra special this Mother's Day.

Over the years Pampers has given me opportunities to reach out to those in my community and give back in a real and tangible way. Last year I was able to help a handful of teen moms at a local high school with essentials they would need when they brought baby home. In 2013, I was able to help a new mom with the gift of sleep. And before that we surprised an unsuspecting family with a Ding Dong Diaper Ditch. When Pampers reached out asking if I knew any new moms who deserve some special treatment this Mother’s Day, Melissa came to mind.

Like me, Melissa suffered through infertility. I classify it as suffering, because unless you’ve been through it, you have no idea the amount of heartache and pain you go through as a result of the roller coaster journey. She spent many years longing and praying for the opportunity to experience being a mother. And this year — she gets to do just that.

As I’m sure you can imagine, I thoroughly loved the opportunity to be able to make this a special first Mother’s Day for Melissa. With help from Pampers, I was able to purchase items for Melissa and her new little bundle. It was so exciting shopping and selecting items I thought that she would enjoy. The backseat of my Explorer was full of goodies.

The delivery of the items wasn’t a surprise to Melissa, but the phone call letting her know that I had chosen her was. I wanted to make sure that I purchased items she needed and wanted. I chose items that will help her around the house and then I chose items that offered a bit of pampering and convenience.

With special help from Pampers, I was able to help Melissa have a very special first Mother's Day. See how we helped her feel extra special this Mother's Day.

Melissa mentioned that she didn’t have a glider/rocker in her bedroom (where the baby sleeps at this point) so I knew I wanted to be able to provide that for her. We were able to find one that looks nice but that will also serve as the rocker she uses to nurse the little guy in the middle of the night.

We also supplied her with plenty of Pampers diapers and wipes that should last her the next couple of months. It’s amazing how many diapers babies can go through so I wanted to try to help alleviate that burden for at least a couple of months.

We also provided Melissa with a family photography package so that she can get family portraits this Mother’s Day. Since this is her very first Mother’s Day, she definitely needs photos to remember it!

In addition, we also bought her a pampering day at a local spa. She just had a baby so I’m sure she could use a good massage or two.

And because these first few months can be overwhelming and downright stressful, we also bought her several gift cards so that she can enjoy coffee at the local shop, a quick movie with the hubby, and an easy dinner she doesn’t have to cook at a local restaurant.

And to finish it out we gave her a diaper bag, nursing cover, an assortment of specialty teas (for those quick moments of silence and relaxation), lavender eye mask, and a bouquet of flowers.

I love the Pampers recognizes the challenges and emotions that come with being a mom. As crazy as life is with children in tow, it’s the greatest gift I will ever experience. And I know there are many other moms that feel the same way.

When a baby is born, a mom is born and this Mother’s Day, Pampers gives thanks to little ones for the unconditional love that fills the hearts of moms. Pampers celebrates that incredible moment when a baby is born and mom’s world magically changes. As part of Pampers special Mother’s Day program, we are encouraging all moms to take a moment and reflect on all the joy, challenges and emotions that come along with motherhood and share why you’re most thankful for baby by using the #ThanksBaby hashtag across social media.

Pampers has released a new #ThanksBaby video that captures the precious moment when a baby is born and the beautiful journey of motherhood begins.

Happy Mother’s Day, moms! I hope this is the best one yet.

About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.


  1. 1

    What a fun… surprise visit you were to Melissa. Diapers can get very expensive so I am sure they were most welcome!!

  2. 2

    This is such a great gift to give to a new mom. How wonderful, loving this post makes me smile! Diapers can be so expensive too, I bet this was the most amazing feeling for her ever.

  3. 3

    Oh how I remember that very first mother’s day! Now that I have teens, I miss those sweet baby years. But, at least they are old enough to cook me breakfast!

  4. 4

    Amazing! What a thoughtful act of kindness! It’s definitely inspired me to think of what I can do too. We love Pampers too, they have such awesome customer service.

  5. 5

    Aww, congrats Melissa! I remember my first Mother’s Day. Such a special day, I’m happy she was able to celebrate. I always loved Pampers with my little ones.

  6. 6

    Congrats on your first Mother’s Day! Pampers is the only brand I have ever used! I absolutely love them! So great they helped you do this!

  7. 7
    Neely (@Neelykins) says:

    What a sweet first mothers day to have. Hope its a great one!

  8. 8
    Jeanine says:

    This is so lovely. I remember my first mother’s day I was 18 and got a surprise card in the mail signed by my son who wasn’t even a year yet! I think this is the most amazing gift for any new mom!

  9. 9

    This is so sweet! I remember my first Mother’s Day we took her to get her first professional pictures taken, I still treasure them!

  10. 10

    I am sure this day this year will be very special for her. It’s great that you were able to reach out and do this for her too.

  11. 11

    I love how Pampers helps so many mothers and babies in need. It’s hard to become a new parent but it’s even harder when you don’t have the basic necessities that you require to take care of a baby.

  12. 12

    Infertility is so heartbreaking. May God bless this new mother and you both. I love it when new moms are helped in a great way like this.

  13. 13
    Lindsey G. says:

    Oh my goodness, this brought tears to my eyes! I have friends that have suffered with infertility and it’s really heartbreaking. What a wonderful gift you were able to give her thanks to Pampers!

  14. 14

    This really is such a great gift, new moms can benefit from diapers that’s for sure and Pampers is such a great brand! Glad you were able to do this.

  15. 15
    Ryan Escat says:

    That’s great gift. Pampers is really perfect for babies. We’ve used it to my little man, until now.

  16. 16

    I just LOVE the wonderful way you were able to surprise Melissa with those wonderful gifts! She is going to really enjoy all those gift cards and Pampers. 🙂

  17. 17

    what an awesome gift. Parents need so much support and it’s people and organizations like Pampers that really shine

  18. 18

    Happy Mother’s Day! We love Pampers and I am very happy that they’re helping people out!

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