I am 27 years old and have been married to my wonderful husband, J, since I was 19. Many think we were too young, and maybe we were, but marrying the love of my life has been one of the best decisions I have ever made! I knew long before I started dating my husband that I wanted to be a mother, it was a dream that I hoped would come true when I married the man God had created just for me. Once we were married we both decided we wanted to start trying immediately, however things didn’t go as planned… but when do they really?
After 2.5 years of trying we finally conceived our daughter without any fertility meds or interventions. We were ecstatic to be growing our family by one! My pregnancy was pretty tough, I was sick constantly for 34 weeks and thought I’d never stop getting sick. Thankfully in the last few weeks of my pregnancy the nausea and vomiting subsided and while I was uncomfortable with my ever expanding belly, I was able to enjoy the end of my pregnancy. Boogie was born December 2010 and she has been an absolute joy, we’ve made it through sleepless nights, endless nursing sessions, and all the ins and outs of toddlerhood. She is now 5 years old and becoming a big girl right before my eyes.
In April of 2012 we discovered we were pregnant with our second child, this was such an exciting time for us! It didn’t take any time at all to conceive the second time around, so we were overjoyed to have our kids close in age like we had hoped! Bubby was born in November and my pregnancy with him was much easier sickness wise. I felt much bigger, and was more exhausted… but how could I not be chasing Boogie around all day?! Bubby is ball full of energy and we are currently dealing with the “threenager” years with him. Despite the drama he is such a sweet little soul, he is constantly making me laugh and our family wouldn’t be the same without him.
In December 2014 we had our third child, Baby Bird. As with Bubby, it didn’t take long to conceive this sweet girl and she has been a ball full of fun for our family. She has been the calmest, most content baby of the three. She’s absolutely precious and we are enjoying seeing her grow and play with her siblings. Bird is spoiled rotten but I know, that just like with her siblings, when we are ready for Baby #4 (who will also be our LAST baby) that she will mellow out and learn to share mommy and daddy. I’m so blessed to be these kiddos mommy.
I have learned a lot becoming a mother, I’ve learned to be more accepting to different views, although I don’t agree with a LOT… I try to be understanding and see things through other’s eyes. I am a believer in extended breastfeeding, babywearing, cloth diapering, baby led weaning, and co-sleeping. But even still, my views on those particular topics still vary to each and every mother… because we are ALL different!
Anyways, thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you find our adventures to be funny, entertaining, and a good read…. not everything will be perfect or joyful all the time because this is my life exactly how I see it. 😀