Scented memories of baby days...



This morning while sitting in my favorite coffee shop working I recognized a familiar smell. There are so many times this happens, though not often that I immediately realize exactly what it is that I'm smelling, or remembering...



This morning it was diaper cream. Burt's Bees makes some pretty delicious smelling tushy-balm and I've used it from day one on Bean girl's bottom. Two years of product loyalty is really saying something, especially for a super fickle consumer such as myself. The smell brings me back to days that seem so far away, learning how to function on even less sleep than I got in college, mastering one-handed typing with a tiny person attached to my breast, wishing for a Wal-Mart trip just to interact with people who could actually speak... two years seems so long ago.



These days its all Yo Gabba Gabba and potty training, kitty cat chasing, iy-wuv-yoooouuu's and PB&J sandwiches. Don't get me wrong, I love the stage we're in! She's energetic and full of life, discovering her sense of humor and exploring her world... its beautiful. There are days that I miss that tiny life, though, when things were so new and fragile... I think all moms do. I realized the smell of diaper cream I picked up actually came from me, as my baby's not entirely grown yet. A tiny smear on my pants and I'm immediately thinking about those days...



Looking at pictures of Gwen Stefani with little Zuma reminds me of days I remember fondly, past the point of Swaddlers and nonstop boob nomz but not quite to crawling through the house to terrorize the puppies... a beautiful window of baby-scented everything and chubby little smiles. Ahh... Love it.



Tell me... what's your favorite smell? What memory does it invoke for you?

3 comments:

March 5, 2009 at 10:04 AM C Lo said...

one of my favorite smells is the smell of mcdonalds coffee. my grandpa used to smell like old spice and mcdonalds coffee. i loved him.

March 11, 2009 at 7:11 AM Maire said...

my favorite smell is that wonderful smell my babies had froma combination of johnson's wash, shampoo, the sweet smell of their clothes and infant swaddling blankets, altogether, its the smell of my babies :>)

April 8, 2009 at 10:26 AM Priscilla said...

For me it's the smell of sandalwood, rice milk, and mallow. The sandalwood from my favorite incense that instantly soothes my soul and the rice milk and mallow combo is from the Method Baby products that I use on Maeven.... simply yummy and I'm instantly all warm and fuzzy inside when I smell these things.