my life is perfect. Even when at that time or moment it wasn’t perfect or really wasn’t the right time. it was my time, and I’m okay with that.
Q: How old is your kid(s)? A:Llandel - 9yrs, Hollywood - 7yrs, Kiko - 1yr
Q: What did you think when you found out you were pregnant? A:With Llandel I was only 19 years old when I found out I was pregnant and I was scared and didn’t know what to do or say to my parents. It was a nerve wrecking time. With Hollywood I was shocked because I wasn’t planning on having another baby after Llandel, well not for a while. But things happen for a reason and I’m happy I have him with me. Now with Kiko, we planned him and when I found out I was pregnant I was so excited and nervous, but happy cause I got to experience another pregnancy after 6 years!
Q:Was your birth what you had envisioned or different from previous birth(s)? A:Llandel's birth was a rocky birth because his father and I weren’t together and not seeing eye to eye so I felt alone. Even if I had my family there for support, just not having that person made it hard. Hollywood’s birth went so fast I felt like I didn’t get to really enjoy it. He was born 4 weeks early! I was in labor for only 3 hours so it went so fast but smooth. Kiko's birth let’s just say when they say the 3rd one is the “charm” well they ain’t lying. He was born 1week early. I had my doctor appt so I went, she checked me and said, "well I’ll slip your membrane and hopefully you’ll go into labor". Well sure enough I was in labor an hour after that. Went home showered, (shaved) lol timed my contractions, drank tea and got my bag ready, and by 9pm we were on our way to the hospital. Got there checked in asked for my “cocktail” aka epidural. They came in gave it to me. But here’s the funny part, the guy didn’t screw the IV into my plug thing so I felt my labor all the way till 9cm! Then they realized it wasn’t plugged in right and fixed it, and 2 mins later I was pushing. So his birth was a crazy one. Lol
Q: How do you like to relax? Or take time for yourself? A:My relax time or my “MeTime” is sewing without holding onto a baby in my lap and telling him no don’t touch that. Lol. Also a Target run without dealing with 3 kids wanting all the games/movies/toys or a snack from the snack bar! Those are My relax time I enjoy without my kids and just having “MeTime."
Q: What is one thing you have noticed a change in yourself since becoming a mom? A: I’m more open minded. Like with breastfeeding in public I was that person who thought why would a mother breastfeed in public or covered up. With my first 2 boys I didn’t get to nurse them for long but with Kiko we’re 1 year in and going strong. But I'm out in public and I don’t care who sees me, or has an issue with me feeding him. You don’t like it look the other way, I’m just doing something natural. So now I’m open minded with breastfeeding I'm open minded with a lot of things when before becoming a mom I would be like really dude why?.. and be annoyed or disgusted. So now I’m like, power to you momma!!
"...mi vida con mis ni\u00f1os"
Q: From wherever you are at this moment, looking back would you have done anything differently? A: I think of this question from time to time. I always think what if.. but than I realize that my life is perfect. Even when at that time or moment it wasn’t perfect or really wasn’t the right time, it was my time and I’m okay with that. I see my kids and I know they are always my right time.
Q: What lesson has motherhood has taught you? A:To be strong and to love someone more than yourself. My favorite saying, “Motherhood Is My Hood!”
Q: Any advice for moms to be? A: Sleep!!!!! Get all the sleep you can! Because once that bundle of joy is here you’ll lose your sleep not just because you need to feed them every hour, or cause they won’t stop crying. It’s because you stay awake looking at them and realizing how perfect they are, and making sure they're still breathing. (I still do that to all 3 of my boys) Just enjoy your time with him/her, take pictures write letters. Even better start an email and write to them send them pictures and when they're 18 years old give them the password and they will see how much their mom loved their life with them. I have 3 emails for each one of my boys and I write to them on good days, and bad, and send them pictures of us or them with themselves or with their brothers.