Love Your Babies…While They Are Here

This post is a little different for me. I typically don’t share a lot of posts with my feelings. Probably mostly because my background is in journalism so I am more comfortable with fact based writing, but also because I always want to give my readers valuable information. What I hope you get from this post is not to take things for granted and to love your babies while they are here.

If you read this blog you know I am a big small shop supporter. It started out as a love for unique and cute baby clothes but what I found was a community of amazing moms who I interact with almost daily. I found out this weekend that a small shop owner lost her seven month old son unexpectedly. It hit me pretty hard, I mean most stories about baby/child deaths do, but this one was especially difficult because, although I didn’t know this mama personally many of the small shops and brand reps I talk to daily did.

I can’t imagine what this family is going through. I would be absolutely devastated if anything happened to Aiden. I like to think that I don’t take life for granted. I always have in the back of my head what if something happens to me? Or Dan (who I am pretty sure is a better parent than I am!) or Aiden? Becoming a mom has shown me a capacity of love that I didn’t know was even possible.

Love your babies while they are still here. A post about living in the moment.

I know that babies and toddlers have their moments and can be irritating at times but at least they are around to irritate you. Don’t forget for every moment they irritate you they also make life SO much better. They make you laugh and smile and see life in a new way.  I wish there was some way to fix this and bring that little boy back, but that’s not how life works so instead I will take this experience as a reminder not to take life for granted. Live in the moment — make time for your little ones, play with them, kiss them good morning and goodnight, and love your babies while they (and you) are here.

Shop to support the DeRosier family — These tees were created by small shops and proceeds benefit the DeRosier family who lost their son Sloan on July 3rd.
Loved by Noon (mom and baby tees)
River Babe Threads
Little Hooligans Co (mom and baby tees)
Spill the Beans
Peyton and Forge
Cuddle Sleep Dream (mom and baby tees)
Hudson Lillian Design (mom tee)
Eighth of August (mom and baby tees)
Southern Belle Design
The Pine Torch
Logan M Styles beanies and headbands
Wooden Matching Game
Tumbler (cup)

You can also donate directly to the family here.

If you liked this post please see the follow up Can We Please Stop the Mommy Wars?


Don't take life for granted. Make time for your little ones, play with them, kiss them goodnight, and love your babies while they are still here.







About Melissa

Hi, I’m Melissa! I am a mama to my baby Aiden Milo (born November 2015), and a police wife to my husband Dan. I started this blog because, after having Aiden, I quickly learned that exhaustion and baby brain causes you to forget some of the er-lovely (sometimes horrible and sometimes wonderful) details related to the first several months of raising a baby. Considering we may have more kids in the future, I want to document everything we do, so we remember what worked the first time around, and hopefully help other first time mamas along the way!
  • Bobbi

    I can’t imagine 🙁 praying for the family. We do need to stop and realize sometimes that none of us are promised tomorrow. Things like this definitely make you do that

    • Melissa

      That is so true.

  • Jo-Anne

    Thank you for sharing and its so wonderful to see people come together to help this family at this time.

    • Melissa

      Thank you for reading Jo-Anne. I agree, the support has been incredible <3

  • Oh, no! This break my heart for the family and that mother. I will keep them in my prayers.

    • Melissa

      Mine too. It’s so tragic.

  • Jessica Devlin

    I can’t even, it’s just so horrible. no mother can ever imagine.

    • Melissa

      I agree. My heart is broken for this family.

  • Jayne Mattson

    Melissa, I am so saddened to hear about the family’s loss… I could not imagine the pain they must be going through. I will hold them in my prayers. Thank you for being so open and honest with your feelings, which was beautiful. It opens up a new dimension of yourself to show others. I am going to check out the links to buy something for my great nephew that was born 6 months ago and being christened tomorrow. Thinking of you with love and prayers, Jayne

    • Melissa

      Thank you for reading Jayne! This one was a tough one for me. I just can’t even imagine what something like this would be like. I know your nephew will look wonderful in any of these special tees! I hope he is doing well <3

  • Farrah Albertie

    This is so sad! Thank you for the reminder to love our kids while there here!

    • Melissa

      Thank you Farrah <3

  • Just heartbreaking. What a wonderful way to help the family through a time that no family should have to go through.

    • Melissa

      Thank you Ashley <3

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  • This is heartbreaking! This is very thoughtful to share a way that we can support the family is such a time of tragedy!

    • Melissa

      Thank you Erin <3

  • Natalie Vallejo

    Cried reading this! I’m not sure what I wou;d do without my son. Love that you shared this so we can support the family in this time of need. May they stay in my prayers every night.

    • Melissa

      Thank you Natalie. This was a tough one to write <3

  • Jessie Mullins

    I was just thinking of this yesterday when I was irritated with my LO not napping. Not napping is no big deal in the grand scheme of things. So sad when this sort of loss happens.

    • Melissa

      Yes, it’s unfortunate that it takes something like this to remind us how lucky we are <3

  • Morgan

    My heart hurts for this mama so badly. I can’t imagine losing my little one. Losing a child has to be the hardest thing in the world.

    • Melissa

      Me too <3