When I shared with you all a couple of weeks ago that I was giving myself permission to step back from the blog as I needed to over the coming weeks as we went on vacation and prepare for our move coming up I was overwhelmed with the outpouring of support and all the sweet messages I received. It seems I’m not the only one that puts undue pressure on myself!
I thought of that support recently when talking to a family member that recently had her first child-a precious little boy. She was worried and feeling that she wasn’t doing well. It made me think back to the my first days as a new mother when my oldest son was born 7 years ago. I was a nervous wreck! I couldn’t believe they were going to let me just walk out of the hospital with that tiny baby when I had no idea what I was doing!
The first night home I called the emergency pediatrician number because my baby was “breathing too loudly” and the nurse simply asked if it was my first child and when I told her yes she gave a quiet chuckle and reassured me he was fine and to try to rest.
Remembering those days I asked the new worried mommy to give herself Grace and reassured her that her feelings were normal…adjusting to parenthood is hard!
Just after that conversation I was asked to help promote the awesome new Mother’s Day Pinterest Contest Blue Nile is having right now. I jumped on the chance because of course Blue Nile is awesome. Not only did my husband buy my engagement rings and our wedding rings from them (which, by the way they were awesome to work with as he was buying them while deployed in Afghanistan and they went above and beyond to help him out!) They also have a huge variety of other types of jewelry…bracelets, pearls, charms…it’s just my absolute favorite jewelry store!
As I started browsing their selection I saw this necklace and I knew I just had to get one not only for myself but also for that new mommy in my family. I think this is the perfect Mother’s Day gift, don’t you? You may have seen me sporting mine recently on Instagram too.
Now, I have two awesome ways for you win some of your own Blue Nile jewelry!
First, hop over to the Blue Nile Pinterest contest to enter to win the grand prize of a diamond pendent valued at $3K! To enter just fill out your name and Pinterest ID on the contest form then pin/repin anything from BlueNile.com or the Blue Nile Pinterest page!
Then, use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter to win a $100 credit to Blue Nile just for one of my readers! (Thanks Blue Nile!!)