|Me, Bimbo on a Stick and Kist|
I am…Brenna. A wife and stay at home mom to 3 beautiful children, blogger, and wanna be social worker.
I want…to be able to juggle being a Mom of 3 better. Sometimes I feel like I am missing out on things with my older two.
I have…the most incredible husband husband. He helps me so much with our children, cleans, cooks and can fix anything. I am so blessed.
I wish…I had a better milk supply for Everly. Breastfeeding has been a struggle.
I hate…that Everly has a sensitive stomach like Ace. You can tell when it bothers her and I just hate seeing her uncomfortable.
I fear…not living fully. I always want to embrace life and be positive and a good person. I am not always successful at it but I do try.
I hear…sports on the TV, Ace talking to Branden and him scooting a chair.
I search…for ways to up my milk supply, ha!
I wonder…what my kids will be when they get older, what kind of relationship they will all have and what kind of fun Branden and I will be getting into when we are empty nesters!
I regret…somethings about my Mom’s death. It’s too hard to explain but I tried my best to always be honest with her and I was there every day with her when she was in the hospital and dying but there is one regret I have about it all.
I love…Branden, Ace, Ashlyn, Everly, and our life together. I also love my family and friends. I really do have incredible relationships with people and they have become so much stronger since my parents passed away and having my girls.
I ache…for one more day with each of my parents. Just to say a few more things to them.
I always…look forward to some alone time to clear my head and destress at the end of the day.
I usually…take a bath to relax and read gossip magazines.
I am not…the best at being a housewife, I think my husband would be way better at it. Sure I am good with the kids be he takes the cake when it comes to household chores, keeping up with the outside and cooking.
I dance…like a true white girl but I love it.
I sing…like a hot mess, especially when my husband is in the car and I turn on music he does not want to listen to.
I never…want to have regrets with my children.
I sometimes…drive with the windows down, AC up, music way up and a little bit fast when I need to get out of the house alone.
I am not always…the best Mom. I get overwhelmed, stressed and frustrated but I try my best.
I lose…my phone all.the.time. No one ever expects me to have it near me.
I am confused…a lot.
I need…for Everly to grow out of this colicky phase. It sucks and I hate seeing her miserable.
I should…go get some fro-yo with Ace tonight!
When we made our BIG announcement we had a lot of questions. Here are some answers to the questions we got.
1. What made you decide to adopt?
Ever since I was a little girl I have believed adoption is an amazing thing. I remember when I was in middle school seeing a 20/20 type show talking about all the children in Florida who were up for adoption. It shocked me. These kids were my age, some younger, some older but not one of them had parents. I begged my parents to adopt a child but at that point in there life they were done adding more children to the family. I don’t blame them. It is something as my friend Kelly put it so perfectly that is truly just put on your heart and not everyone has it in their heart and that is ok.
When Branden and I were dating and talked about children I told him I really wanted to adopt a child. He said he was definitely open to it. When getting pregnant didn’t come easily for us it was even more clear that it was something we wanted to do. We were open to adopt an older child but little Ashlyn came along and was meant to be ours!
2. Where are you adopting from?
Ashlyn will be born in California. We will be flying out there when she is born and will stay there till the paperwork between California and Florida is finalized and then we will bring her home. This can take an average of 10 days to two weeks.
3. Did you plan it this way so they would be so close in age?
No, we hadn’t started the adoption process yet since I had just found out I was pregnant. We then found out someone we know was expecting and it all fell into place.
4. Is it expensive to adopt?
I have gotten this question a lot. I have a few friends who are interested in adoption and this is a very important question when trying to decide if you can even afford an adoption. In short, yes adoption is expensive but thankfully because of our situation it won’t be as expensive as it would be for someone going through an agency. Here is a link with some information on the costs of adopting.
5. Are you going through an agency?
No, we are doing a private adoption and only need an agency for our Home Study, the ICPC (to make it legally ok for us to come back to Fl. with Ashlyn) and post adoption visits. We have an attorney who is handling everything else.
6. Did you know the birth Mom?
Yes, we do know her.
7. Will the adoption be open or closed?
We will be having an open adoption. We all think this is the best route to go.
These have been the most common questions I have gotten since our announcement. If you have anymore feel free to ask.
Don’t forget to check out our GIVEAWAY we have going on to celebrate the new additions to our family!
|Check out the shortness1|
I always forget where my phone is.
Because I misplace my phone all.the.time I always miss phone calls and then forget to return them.
I am obviously forgetful.
I am only 5’1 but will tell people I am 5’2.
My sister and I were mistaken for twins almost our entire lives.
I think messy beach waves are the best hairstyle ever.
I ate horribly when I was pregnant and only gained 22lbs and lost it all and some 3 weeks after having my son, I was that Mom. Then I gained it all back after I stopped breastfeeding. You can all stop being jealous now.
|I love my besties!|
I like dressing my son like a little metro boy and I love it.
I hate clothes that are super baby-ish or have animals on them unless they don’t look too cartoonish.
|We are always a hot mess with pictures|
My dream is to open a brick and mortar boutique but not in S. Fl.
My son is my world. He that he is silly, outgoing and friendly. It’s a bonus that he is his Daddy’s clone.
I am obsessed with my husband and son’s joker smiles. It has to be my favorite thing about both of them next to their dimple they each have.
It takes me forever to get a picture with my eyes open when there is a flash, I am a hot mess.
Thanking Little Miss Momma for the idea!
I am so incredibly shocked at the growth my little blog has made the past couple of months. Because of this I would first like to say Welcome to all my new followers. I am extremely grateful you decided to follow my blog.
I also would like to give you a little look back on the past couple of years to catch you up to now.
|2 years ago, before baby!|
I first began blogging when my husband, Branden, and I were trying to get pregnant with our first baby. We had suffered a miscarriage and struggling to get pregnant on our own. I had found comfort in others who blogged about similar issues. I decided to start blogging and it became quite therapeutic for me. I never thought my blog would have turned into what it is today.
After a couple of months of blogging and over a year of TTC we got pregnant with our son, Ace! To say we were thrilled is an understatement. All our dreams were coming true. I chronicled my pregnancy and began to really connect with my readers. I received so much love and support throughout my pregnancy. I remember waiting to find out if we were having a boy or girl and getting so many wonderful comments when I posted about our Gender Reveal Party. I then gave birth to my son and found this blog helped me stay on top of his milestones and growth through monthly posts. I can look back on his first year and see when he first sat up or crawled. I can see sweet pictures of my son sleeping with his Daddy and his first trip to Disney.
Once I started noticing more followers were interested in my blog I decided to have guest posters come and blog here for the day. I picked women I admired and knew my followers would also enjoy reading about. I can’t thank these women enough for doing this.
Now here I am with a beautiful little boy, a blog I love and a shop I enjoy stocking full of Mommy and Baby items! I hope you all stick around because I have much more to come.
|Ace and my Dad|
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I think it is safe to say that everyone loves Fall. In South Florida it is a miracle if it gets cool enough to wear a jacket in the Fall time. Despite the lack of chilly weather we do lose the gross humidity that seems to plague us most of the year.
This year we are heading to Michigan a couple weeks before the official start of Fall but I know it is going to feel like it when I get there. I have already picked out cute clothes for Ace to wear and I can’t wait to get my favorite boots out! You can see my obsession over those here and here.
I can’t wait to go to Knaebe’s and have apple cider and eat some yummy donuts and get apples. I have been dying to bring Ace there. It screams Autumn! I also can’t wait to put his Football Beanie on his little head and take pictures of him running around.
Here are some snap shots of our trip there 3 years ago.
|It slobbered all over me, notice my sister in law in the background laughing at me|
|Check out Bella’s face? She is the cutest!|
|With half of Bran’s siblings and their significant others. Love them!|
|Bella was running to her Uncle Branden, swoon!|
|Check me out!|
|Rochelle taught me to make caramel apples|
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