Pregnant? So soon? Why?

Well it’s officially official. I’m pregnant with baby #2. In fact I’ve been pregnant for 20 weeks. I’m half way done!

My daughter is one month shy of being a year and a half old. She’ll be a year and 9months old when baby #2 is born. So I’ll have 2 under 2.

And for some reason I keep getting the same questions. Why would you want a second already? Don’t you feel like that will take away from your daughter? Are you bored? Are you crazy?

I’m just over here like uhhh….. No I’m not crazy nor am I bored. But I have tons of love in my heart (and so does my husband) and we’re ready for baby #2. Also of course I don’t feel like I’m taking anything away from my daughter. Just because we’re growing our family doesn’t mean we’ll leave the family we already have behind. In fact part of growing our family means each and everyone of us will grow in our own ways. And guess what? That means so will our daughter. She’ll receive just as much love if not more as she already does.

Part of why we were ready for baby #2 is because we want our children to grow up together. Not just in the same house but as friends. My sister and I are 5 years apart and we’re close but one thing we know for sure is if we were even 2 years closer in age we’d be so much better of friends. My husband says he’s so far in age from his youngest sibling that even though they are close he’s definitely not as close as he could be if she had come just a few years sooner.

All in all what I’m trying to say is I wish people didn’t have so many opinions. Just congratulate me and my family and move on. Keep the comments to yourself. Better yet if you feel the need to comment then tell your mother your husband. Don’t take away a special moment like having another baby from someone.

Well it’s that time! Meet baby W #2 from the womb! Baby #2 is a sweet baby boy! He’s growing amazing and very healthy!

Talk soon,

Marena

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Destination Oahu

So we’ve now lived in Oahu for a full year! I thought I’d share a few places here on island that I’ve LOVED visiting!

1st. Ko ‘Olina Lagoons. Specifically Lagoon 2. The water is warm and calm. The beach isn’t that crowded. My favorite thing is the grassy patches and the shade right by the beach! I really don’t like sand and honestly with a 1 year old it’s easier to play on grass. Plus shade is on of the most important thing to have with outside play. Just be sure to pack a lunch because the store and restaurants in the area are a tad on the pricey side.

2nd.

If I won the Lottery….

If I won the lottery I’d first have to find out how much the lottery is. I have to be honest I’ve never paid enough attention to that stuff. I know it can get pretty big but I’m not sure how big. So I’m probably going to max out the actual number but here’s what if like the lottery to offer me….

If I won the lottery I’d love for it to pay off my student loans and pay for me to finish school (after scholarships and what not).

If I won the lottery I’d love for it to pay off any lines of credit my husband and I might have. So credit cards or even car loans.

If I won the lottery I’d like to put a small chunk of change in a savings account for all of our children. I’d like them to use it on things like a car or even to help pay for college. But when I say small chunk of change I do mean small. I just want to give them a start to their savings. I’d also like to put a small chunk away for my husband and I have have. Nothing special maybe for a rainy day or an emergency.

If I won the lottery and had any left over (and since I don’t actually know how much the lottery is I’m pretty there is a decent amount left) I’d like to donate it to a worthy cause. Non profits such as March of Dimes, M.E.N.D., Susan G. Komen, St. JUDES, or any other no profit that might be important to me.

I might be crazy to want so much but truthfully if I won the lottery I’d want it to fulfill so many things in my life.

The reality is if I won the lottery I’d spend a portion on my car loan and put some fluff in my savings. Most importantly give back to my church and donate to a worthy cause.

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Talk soon,

Marena

#mommytime

I’ve recently taken time to give myself Mommy time. It’s been a much needed 1 hour day to spend time with just me.

I take a bath, read, watch a movie, or even take a nap. It’s a great time to recharge and just feel altogether well rested.

Taking a few moments to myself has really helped me be more motivated to clean, excited to lay on the floor and play with my daughter, and not feel stressed. It’s also been great because it allows one on one time with my husband and daughter.

But honestly sometimes I can only get 5 minutes to have mommy time and that’s okay. Even just a few minutes is a great way to recharge.

How do you spend your mommy time?

Talk soon,

Marena

#getterdone

The only possible way for me to get everything done is to do it while my daughter naps. I swear she never lets me leave her sight when she’s awake. Not only that she wants.to also be in the toy room.

Goodness gracious she’s an interesting little girl.

Honestly though I wish I had all the energy, encouragement, motivation, whatever to get everything done. I wish I could keep am absolutely clean house all the time. I can’t even keep is clean for a whole 24 hours.

Maybe it’ll finally happen in 10 or so years when my children are older. But I doubt it.

How do you #getterdone?

Talk soon,

Marena

#momfail

Do ypunknow how often I’ve forgotten to pack a bottle to feed my daughter when we left the house? Literally at least 2 times a month the first 6 months she was alive. Seriously how do you forget to pack a bottle? It’s the only way I could feed her!

Thank goodness for basically every store in America having bottles.to purchase. It was always a hand to head kind of momemt.

Another mom fail was forgetting lists. Grocery lists, list of questions for doctors, Christmas present lists. Pretty much any list I made I would forget it. Drove me nuts.

And honestly there are plenty of mom fail moments and I’m sure there will be many many more.

What are your mom fails?

Talk soon,

Marena

#heartofawarrior

So if you’ve followed my blog long enough you’d know I had an ectopic pregnancy before I had my daughter Kairi. I used to think in had the strongest heart to be able to handle that situation the way I did. To grow and become an even better mom after a loss. And I still believe this….

But…. I met a lady in my MOPS (Moms of Preschoolers) who talked about struggling with infertility and had multiple losses and failed attempts. But even after all the loss she kept trying. She never gave up. Then one day she finally had her rainbow baby.

To see that kind or strength made me realize that I may have a warrior heart but she is the true warrior.

To those women and families that struggle with infertility, miscarriage, infant loss, and anything in between you are the true MVPs. You are the best parents because even through all that you still have the strength to be amazing. And those of you who haven’t had your rainbow baby I still think your MVPs. Because even though your babies Might Not be in your arms you still have scuba strong love for them.

Talk soon,

Marena