Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Million Moments of Joy Contest w/ Fisher-Price ~ #MillionMoments

Being a Mom is nothing I expected it to be.  Nothing could have ever prepared me for all the amazing moments motherhood would bring. Nothing could have prepared me for all those other moments either. You know those moments - OVERtired, OVERexhausted, OVERwhelmed, OVERstressed, OVERjoyed, OVERthemoon, and so on.

Motherhood is not without the other moments.

Here are some of my favourite moments. They're moments that make me smile.


Little One's first few days, weeks, and months of life in the NICU were a bit overwhelming.  Not knowing if she was going to survive each day was stressful. She survived and is now a happy, healthy 4 year old, and we are so very OVERjoyed!


When our little preemie learned how to walk and was confident in herself, she was beaming with pride and a sense of accomplishment! 


Playing is so exhausting! Little One used to be able to fall asleep anywhere and in any position. I have photos of her sleeping in the most obscure places!


I had no idea that someone so little could make such a huge mess! Little One somehow managed to get hold of her diaper cream and decided it was a good idea to cover the entire kitchen and herself in diaper cream!


Little One thought it would be a good idea to play in the mud...until she realized she didn't like being dirty!


People often ask us if Little One is a picky eater, because she's so petite. She weighed 28 lbs for the past 2 years, despite her very healthy appetite. The kid can eat an entire rotisserie chicken (I came downstairs to catch her in action and boy, was I ever shocked!). She loves her meats, veg, fruit, dairy, but isn't much of a bread or potato kid. She's now 4 years old and just hit the 30 lb mark! 

Fisher-Price is launching the Million Moments of Joy Campaign, which celebrates the REAL joys of motherhood. The great thing about having a community of moms is that we can share the good, the bad, the ugly, the funny, the scary, and the stressful times with each other. When you think of all the OVER____ moments we have as moms, the OVERjoyed moments are what stand out in the end. Yes, even with all the overwhelming, overtired moments, the over the moon moments are what I think of when I hold my sweet little girl!

Fisher-Price is giving you the opportunity to upload your moments to enter for your chance to win!

     Weekly prize for 8 weeks (so 8 prizes in total). The value of each prize pack is approximately $200 and each prize pack consists of: 
  •      My Little Snugabunny™ Bouncer ($89.99 CAD)
  •      Laugh & Learn™ Dance & Play Puppy ($59.99 CAD)  
  •     Ocean Wonders™ Aquarium ($54.99 CAD)

Go ahead and have fun with this contest! Submit a photo or video of your OVER_____ moments on the Fisher-Price site for your chance to win!

Disclosure – I am participating in the Million Moments of Joy Blogger Campaign by Mom Central Canada on behalf of Fisher-Price. I received compensation as a thank you for participating and for sharing my honest opinion. The opinions on this blog are my own


Diana M. said...

Such sweet photos!

Christine McN said...

Thanks so much :) You know, there are days when Little One drives me batty, but I look at her and think, "Oh. My. Gosh. What a miracle you are!" For her to have overcome all the obstacles she has had to deal with in her early days and turn out to be as healthy as she is...THAT is what makes me over the moon, overjoyed, you get the picture :)

Whispered Inspirations said...

OMG, totally melting at these pics! Great share Christine and she is beautiful. Like her mama! What great moments, love this Fisher Price campaign!

mamawee said...

I remember our NICU days, not nearly as long as yours but oh-so-stressful. Thanks for sharing the contest with us!

OrangeHeroMama said...

This is such a sweet post Christine! I especially love the pic of her chowing down on the chicken!!

Shannon L said...

Love these OVER moments. I love how she looks like she is hiding from you in the kitchen. heehee

Christine McN said...

Whispered Inspirations:
Awww! Thanks so much! :) I wuv you! I love this FP campaign too! It's so awesome to see all the other moments that moms have shared! Sweet!

Christine McN said...

I sometimes marvel at the fact that we survived those early days in the NICU! Now it sometimes feels like such a blur!

Christine McN said...

Haha! Thank you, my friend! *sigh* The kid LOVES meat!!! Okay, she loves FOOD! She's a tiny little bean pole though!

Christine McN said...

LOL! That's because she WAS hiding from me!! ;) Just kidding. I was busy working and she said she was hungry. I told her to give me 5 minutes. I went down in 5 minutes and that is what I saw! LOL! Talk about "self-serve", eh?

Wendy S said...

Those are great memories! It's amazing what our kids will do!

I have a photo of my DD sleeping on a table. It's too funny.

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