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Finally Mama

About The Mama

I’m a 31 year old mama living in Las Vegas. I was born and raised in Southern California, lived in Northern California for about 8 years, came back to Southern California, then finally relocated to Las Vegas. I have my degree in Early Childhood Development and worked in the childcare field for over 10 years. In 2016, I went vegan and haven’t looked back. It’s honestly one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I love all things Disney and Disneyland. My husband and I have passes that expire this year (2018), although we don’t plan on renewing for quite some time due to the new baby!

Road To Becoming A Mama

In 2015, I started the process of becoming a foster parent with the goal of adopting. I had the nursery and everything set up and was ready to go! But life had other plans. In May 2016, my now husband and I found out we were pregnant. Since we had only been together for a month at that point, we were super nervous. Once we came around, we were so excited. However, at our first appointment we found out that I had a blighted ovum. We decided that we did want to try for a baby since we were so excited.

In January 2017, we found out we were pregnant again! We had an ultrasound and got to see the little baby and we were so excited since we hadn’t made it that far the last time. We even told our families and everything. Then at our next appointment, we found out baby had stopped growing just a few days after that first ultrasound. We were devastated but we wanted to try one more time!

In May, we saw an endocrinologist who ran some tests and told me that I had low ovarian reserve and that the chances of me conceiving naturally and carrying to term would be slim. He did put me on DHEA and folic acid to try and help though. Once we got settled in Las Vegas, we decided to go to a fertility clinic. On September 25, we had our first appointment. All we had to do was wait for Aunt Flo to come and we could start testing. Luckily, she was due less than a week later. However, she never showed so I decided to take a test and it was POSITIVE! Baby boy (LJ) was born June 2, 2018. You can read all about that in my birth story part 1 and part 2!

The Guy Behind It All

My husband (Sean) is my best friend and he’s made me the happiest girl in the world. We met when he was 13 and I was 11 on AOL. We decided to meet in person for the first time in April 2016. He came to visit me from Chicago and we hit it off. We have not been apart for more than a week since he came out. We got engaged in July 2016 at Disneyland. On April 15, 2018, we got married!
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  • The countdown is on to meet our second baby boy. I’m so glad I chose this man and he chose me to go through life with. He’s a great husband and an even better father. Dress is from @pinkblushmaternity
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  • We took Lucas to the fall festival in our community and he loved it. He loved the hay, the fog machines, all the kids and seeing costumes. He’s definitely more social than my husband and I which is going to keep us on our toes! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • This diaper caddy from @_mollieollie_ is amazing. Ever since I got it, it’s been on my bed every night. Lucas still bed shares with us and has bottles throughout the night so I keep some in it plus some tissue and other necessities. It’s amazing! It has pockets on the side as well as a zip up pocket. I keep my lip balm in there! You can use code 10FinallyMm to save 10% off! https://amzn.to/343qlCC
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  • People have asked us if this baby was planned or unexpected. He was definitely wanted. Sean and I decided on having another and stopped birth control to have him. He wasn’t unplanned. Granted, having 2 under 2 is going to be rough and we know this.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This pregnancy has been a lot harder than my first. I found out i have placenta previa and then at my last appointment I found out that I also have vasa previa. Vasa praevia is a condition in which fetal blood vessels cross or run near the internal opening of the uterus. If I start having contractions, baby can bleed out and die. We will know more October 28 but it looks like I’ll be heading to the hospital when I’m 32 weeks and staying there for 3 weeks and deliver via csection at 35 weeks. It’s been hard to say the least but we will do whatever we need to do to make sure Baby L makes it earth side and is safe.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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We love you and can’t wait for our family of 4 to be complete 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦❤️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • He has been into everything lately but I love seeing him explore. He’s truly an amazing child. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • I love Disneyland but experiencing it with my son brought a whole new experience. His favorite thing was World of Color. He didn’t look amused on rides but i could tell he loved them too. Can’t wait to go back! 🏰 .
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  • My boys and I at the beach. Lucas had a blast visiting California. Crazy that it is his last trip there as an only child! So glad we went to Disneyland and the beach with him 💙
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  • New blog post up! Check out the link in my profile to view it! .
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  • One of my cravings this pregnancy is avocado toast. Something about it is just so yummy. What did you crave while pregnant?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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