January 25, 2011

Answers: Part 1 {Family}

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!


  1. Hi Sarah, such sweet answers to your questions. I am sorry I missed out on asking in the first round but hopefully you can add mine to the next. I would love to know if you miss work at all and see yourself going back to work any time in the near future. That question is always close to my heart since I constantly go back and forth on whether or not I should quit my job. It's is always weighing on my mind and on my heart and love to hear your feelings on it. Hope all is well with you!!!


  2. I loved this post! I loved reading how you and your hubs met - that day is a very special day! June 5th is my parents anniversary! :]

  3. Hello! I was wondering what adoption agency you were listed with? I was adopted, and my husband and I would very much like to adopt as well. I feel that it was such a blessing for me to be adopted into such a loving family. I love reading your blog! Thanks! Lisa

  4. Somehow I completely forgot you guys struggled to get Manny. Doesn't that make your time with him even more memorable?!? It certainly does for us!

  5. Thanks for answering my question. :) Great post.

  6. I am new to your blog so that was very fun to read!!

    I have to say that I am in the same boat as you as far as free time. We keep saying we are going to make plans to get out but we keep coming up with silly excuses, so the hour after he goes to bed and before I go to bed is my "free time" as well. :)

  7. Hi Lisa! I'd love to give you information about the agency we had planned to use. Please email me at sjg_ou@yahoo.com and I can answer any questions you have. Hopefully you'll check back and see this - I wasn't sure how to contact you since you posted as anonymous. :)

  8. Im glad to know that we are not the only couple that hasnt done a date night yet at 8 months. It seems like life is just so busy with us to.

    We may have to try the tommee tippee cups because Morgan hasnt taken so well with the ones we have given her.


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