Thanks for all of the fun questions! I'm going to break the answers up into 2 parts so this post doesn't get too long. Most of the questions fell into 2 categories: family or creative stuff. Today I will answer the family related questions.
How did you meet your hubby hubs?
You can read all about our story here! :)
What do you love most about being a mom?
Gosh, this is a hard one. There are SO many things I love about being a mom and it far exceeds anything I'd imagined. Right now something I just love is how excited Manny gets when he sees me. We can laugh and play and he just smiles non-stop. This age is so fun and it is the best feeling in the world when he smiles at me, reaches for me, or says ma-ma. :)
What is your favorite part of your day with Manny?
I love playing with him as I just mentioned, but my absolute favorite part of the day is our morning time as a family. When Manny wakes up for the day, I go get him and put him in bed with us. He is in such a great mood and loves to laugh and romp around. He gets so excited to see Patrick and I love watching them play together. It's been known to bring tears to my eyes. :) Cheesy? Yes, but I just get this overwhelming feeling of being so blessed and couldn't be happier during these times.
What do you and your hubs like to do now when you get some baby free time?
Okay, I'm ashamed to admit it, but the only baby free time we've had so far has been when Manny goes to bed at night. We've talked about going on a date and really, really want to but things have just been so busy that we haven't done so. We are planning to have a date night this month though!
How many more children would you guys like to have?
We would love to have a couple more kids, but who knows? When we first got married we always talked about wanting 5 kids. Since things got off to kind of a slow start for us, I'm not sure that will be realistic now. We would love for it to work out for us to have at least 3 though!
Now that you have Manny, do you still plan to adopt? How long do you think you'll wait before adding #2?
The desire to adopt is certainly still in our hearts. We are currently praying about our future as a family, and seeking God's direction in the timing of it all. It is hard to know what to do & when, but one thing infertility taught me is to stop trying to plan things myself...it just doesn't typically work out that simply. :) I've had people ask me why we don't go ahead and start the adoption process since it can take a long time. However, you might recall that the agency we were listed with before (and plan to use again when the time comes) things can take awhile or they have been known to happen extremely fast. To be completely honest, we don't feel a release yet to start that process. Maybe it's because we have some other things we need to line out first with Patrick's job & financially, but who knows? In the meantime we are just continuing to pray and trusting that the Lord will let us know when the time is right.
I'm wondering about Manny's eating schedule. What does he eat during a day? Have you tried a sippy yet?
We are not on an exact schedule, though his days usually look the same. Manny nurses about 4 or 5 times a day. He eats about half a jar of fruit for breakfast, the other half for lunch, and a jar of veggies for dinner. We are working on getting him to eat more but he's not super interested and it really varies day to day on how much he will eat. Except Puffs of course...he'd eat those all day every day if I'd let him. :) I'm also trying to introduce little pieces of fruit for snacks throughout the day. We are working on using a sippy. We have tried a few and he definitely prefers the Tommee Tippy kind.
That does it for today...thanks so much for all of your questions. :) Happy Tuesday!