My Anti-Natal Story and a Thank You to Johnson’s Baby with Giveaway

And the winner is…. Kande!  Thanks everyone for entering!

I don’t think I’ve told you this story yet, but every time I see the old school yellow-capped Johnson’s Baby wash I can’t help but think about it.

When I was 27 weeks pregnant with Sugar Plum I was admitted to anti-natal as according to the doctors I was experiencing pre-term labour.  I was sent to the hospital from my regular OB appointment because my braxton hicks were coming a little too frequently, like seven minute intervals frequently.

Sugar Plum was my first baby and I was only 25 years old but most of all, at that moment, I was scared.  After I was hooked up to all the monitors and my stress test was completed my contractions started to dull a little and became less frequent.

The doctors told me to get some sleep and to expect a lengthy stay.  When the night nurse came in she took one look at me and told me a shower might do me good.  I was thrilled by the suggestion and after assuring me that my baby would be fine if I stood for five minutes and unhooking me from all the monitors, the nurse left to find me some supplies.

She came back with the yellow-capped Johnson’s Baby wash.

I will never forget washing my hair with that baby wash.  It was certainly not intended for my long thick and now quite tangled mess but it miraculously did the trick.  It also calmed me.  Somehow using a product that I knew would become a staple in my house when I brought our baby home made me focus on just that… bringing our baby home.

Thankfully, after a few weeks in and out of hospital and steroid shots and multiple tests my sweet Sugar Plum decided to stay put until she was just a few days passed 36 weeks.  After a fairly uneventful birth and a few more nights in the hospital we finally brought our first little baby home.

Even though so many years have passed, I know the kindness that nurse showed with Johnson’s Baby wash in her hand gave me strength to get through that first night of uncertainty which was the first and perhaps most important step to getting through the rest.

With all that in mind, both my kids and I were absolutely thrilled when this package arrived in the mail from Johnson’s Baby.
Johnson Baby Mother's Day Prize Package

While it came with a note wishing me a Happy Mother’s Day my kids were certain it was for them.  Sugar Plum (now almost 9 years old) was especially certain the Nikon CoolPix camera was intended for her.

My kids immediately asked if they could have a bubble bath.

After dinner I grabbed the yellow-capped Johnson’s Baby wash bottle and headed upstairs to run the tub with a smile on my face and my babies in my arms, just like I have done so many times before.  All the while remembering that night, that nurse, and that first of many yellow-capped bottle of Johnson’s Baby wash.

Johnson's Baby Bubbles

Johnson’s Baby wants you to celebrate the small moments that make family life so rewarding (like bath time!) and is offering Maija’s Mommy Moments readers the opportunity to win your very own Mother’s Day package (just like mine pictured above).

Here’s how:

Giveaway closes Sunday, May 20, 2012 at 10 p.m. EST.

  • Open to residents of Canada only.
  • Winners will be chosen via And The Winner Is plugin. In the event of plugin failure random.org will be used.
  • Winner will be announced Monday, May 21, 2012 and will have 48 hours to reply to my e-mail or a new winner will be chosen.

Mandatory Entry (Must complete before doing optional entries):

  • Leave a comment below and tell me your favourite everyday family-time moment.

Optional Entry (ies):

    • Like Johnson’s Baby Canada on Facebook by clicking here.
    • Like Maija’s Mommy Moments on Facebook by clicking here (if you already do just let me know in a comment – it still counts!).
    • Follow @MommyMoments on Twitter by clicking here (if you already do just let me know in a comment – it still counts!).
    • Follow Maija’s Mommy Moments on Pinterest by clicking here (if you already do just let me know in a comment – it still counts!).
    • Tweet about this giveaway using the link to this page and @MommyMoments (can be done twice daily).  Here’s a sample tweet you can copy and paste:

I want to celebrate being a mom & #WIN a Johnson’s Baby Prize Package w/digital camera via @MommyMoments http://maijasmommymoments.com/johnsonsbaby #Giveaway

MOST IMPORTANTLY remember to leave a comment for EACH OPTIONAL ENTRY YOU DO!

PS:  I hear Johnson’s Baby may be announcing another photo contest soon so be sure to check in with them regularly on Facebook for the details. 

 

 

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  1. My favourite daily moment would be when we all sit down together for dinner.

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  5. Watching my toddler sit on our front stoop with her big sister, waiting for the bus. Singing duets with my eldest while the toddler ‘sings’ along, Glee on the Wii. Going for walks in gorgeous weather. Listening to my toddlers belly laughs. Our every night ritual of snuggling on our bed for stories and songs. Having my toddler say ” Mommy I want you!” then climbing on me for a big hug. Having my toddler reject playing with friends to follow me cleaning the house, happy as a clam to just be beside me. Seeing my eldests face light up when she knows I can volunteer for a school trip. Watching the sibling love bloom with shared hugs, kisses, laughs, private jokes, protection of each other, snuggles, and occassional slumber-parties where they can be found snuggled in sleep side by side. I can’t choise just one of those ordinary-extraordinary moments – they all make my heart smile!

  6. SweetPanda says:

    My favourite everyday family-time moment is the story-telling time before the kids go to bed. Both daddy and me will gather in our kids’ room and take turns of story telling.

  7. SweetPanda says:

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  11. My favorite time is just before bed – we cuddle, read a story, and talk about our day. Then lots of hugs and kisses before tucking them into bed.

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  12. Like Johnson’s Baby Canada on Facebook (Bree Janke)

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  14. Follow @MommyMoments on Twitter (@freebreeluv)

  15. I am not in Canada so if I get picked, maybe send it to a local women’s shelter (we have a pregnant women’s shelter here in Phoneix) but I had to comment, because at 38 weeks pregnant you had me tearing up Mija. It is also our 1st pregnancy. It is such a wild ride of emotions. I need some Johnson’s baby wash for the soul right now too.

  16. Story time at our place complete with fresh from the bath snuggles is a favorite time in our house :-)

  17. Family snuggle time at night when we all curl up in bed and read stories.

  18. I love family dinners – time to catch up and be together!

  19. I like Johnsons on Fb Suzanne Kristy

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  21. Twitter follower @sbabij

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  23. Karla Sceviour says:

    My favourite everyday family-time moment is suppertime when we all sit down together and eat and chat about our day..:)

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  24. Karla Sceviour says:

    I Like Johnson’s Baby Canada on Facebook (Karla Sceviour)

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  29. Glogirl says:

    I enjoy simple moments with my family like watching a movie together.

  30. Glogirl says:

    I Like Johnson’s Baby Canada on Facebook. (Amy M)

  31. Glogirl says:

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  36. lisa bolduc says:

    i enjoy having a family movie night!

  37. lisa bolduc says:

    i like johnsons on facebook

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  44. Belinda M says:

    My favorite family moment is after we get home from work/school or where every else we were during the day and sitting down to catch up and talk with each other

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  45. Belinda M says:

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  46. Belinda M says:

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  47. Belinda M says:

    follow on pinterest as prairiebelle44

  48. Belinda M says:

    I follow you on twitter as Prairiebelle

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  52. I like bedtimes, when I get to crawl in bed between my boys read them some bedtime stories, say our kisses and I love you’s!!
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  53. I Like Johnson’s Baby Canada on Facebook
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  55. I Follow @MommyMoments on Twitter
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  56. I Follow Maija’s Mommy Moments on Pinterest
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  57. Glogirl says:
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  59. I love family movie night!!

  60. I Like Johnson’s Baby Canada on Facebook! (Rebecca Roberts)

  61. I Like Maija’s Mommy Moments on Facebook! (Rebecca Roberts)

  62. I Follow @MommyMoments on Twitter! @rebthecatsitter

  63. angela m says:

    I love when we sit down as a family for dinner
    thanks
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  64. angela m says:

    Liked Johnson’s Baby Canada on Facebook
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  65. angela m says:

    Liked Maija’s Mommy Moments on Facebook
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  66. angela m says:

    I Follow @MommyMoments on Twitter
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  67. angela m says:

    I Follow Maija’s Mommy Moments on Pinterest
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  68. angela m says:

    daily tweet #1
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    daily tweet #2
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  74. Carley L. says:

    My favourite everyday family-time moment is the walk my family takes everyday after dinner. It gives us time to spend together outside and talk about our day and whatever else might be on our minds.

  75. Carley L. says:

    I’m following you on Twitter (@hepburncharm).

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  80. angela m says:

    daily tweet #1
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  81. angela m says:

    daily tweet #2
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  86. Shannon says:

    My favorite everyday moment is when my oldest two come home from school, and I have all three kids home and we can spend time together with their dad and I

  87. Lisa Smith says:

    I really like giving my toddler twins a bath, it’s a familyevent
    lisadsmith1986(at)gmail(dot)com

  88. angela m says:

    daily tweet #1
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  89. angela m says:

    daily tweet #2
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  90. Carley L. says:
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  94. Laura P says:

    I like dinnertime.

  95. Laura P says:

    I like your FB page. Laura Jayne Purdy.

  96. Laura P says:

    I follow you on Twitter @PlainlJayne.

  97. Laura P says:

    I follow you on Pinterest. Laura Purdy

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  101. angela m says:

    daily tweet #1
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  102. angela m says:

    daily tweet #2
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  118. My favorite everyday moment is in the morning… my son wakes up first and crawls into bed with Hubs and I… we have a snuggle and talk about our dreams before getting up for the day.

  119. Like Johnsons Baby on FB

    Kyla Bee

  120. Liked Maija’s Mommy Moments on Facebook

    Kyla Bee

  121. Following @MommyMoments on Twitter

    @kylab2010

  122. Following u on Pintrest

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  123. SueSueper says:

    My fav family time is eating breakfast together. :->

  124. SueSueper says:

    ILike Johnsons Baby Canada on FB
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  125. SueSueper says:

    I like Maija’s Mommy Moment on FB
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  126. SueSueper says:

    I follow you on twitter
    Tweet me @Sue2Sueper

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    I follow you on pinterest
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  135. My favourite everyday family-time moment is dinner time. It’s a chance to all sit down and relax while go over everyone’s day.

  136. I’m already following you on Twitter @tlee351

  137. Michelle says:

    My family favorite time is dinner time. It’s not a regular thing being a shift working family but I love to hear about everyone’s day and share our thoughts with no distractions!

  138. Michelle says:

    I like you on facebook

  139. Michelle says:

    I follow you on Pinterest..actually stalk!

  140. Michelle says:

    I just “liked” johnsons on facebook too!

  141. Lisa Smith says: