With great pleasure I welcome Adriana! She is Larah’s mom and blogger at Moms Facilities and Tips a beautiful and super nice blog! Adriana also tells a little more about what the vision of motherhood is like and tells how it was to receive the positive and her life. Welcome Adriana!
Changing Diapers: Tell us a little more about yourself, your daughter and your work.
Adriana: My name is Adriana Rosa, I’m married, Larah’s mother of eight months and author of the blog Mamães Facilidades e Dicas. I have a degree in communication with a graduate degree in business administration, worked for many years in a large company in the financial area and today I am a mother and blogger. I am curious, communicative, extremely active and loving being a mother.
Changing Diapers: Has motherhood always been a possibility in your life? When did the biological clock go off?
Adriana: I always wanted to be a mother, however first I decided to go to college, post, English, etc. I have always had other priorities in my life. Until in 2005, even though I was continuing with my studies, I decided to stop using contraceptives, however nothing happened. At the time, I was in my first marriage, both I and my partner did all the exams, and we were fine, meaning the baby would come when God wanted. I was married for 8 years and in 2010 I got divorced, even though I wanted to be a mother, I no longer worried much, I knew that one day it would happen, even if the option was to be a mother at heart.
In 2011 I met my current husband, and in 2013, after eight years without taking contraceptives, I got pregnant. It wasn’t something scheduled, I just let it happen.
Changing Diapers: How was it to receive the positive news?
Adriana: I took the pharmacy test and I couldn’t believe it, I looked a thousand times, I showed it to my husband and I only celebrated even when I did the ultrasound and I heard the little heart pounding. It was very emotional, a very special moment.
Changing Diapers: Did you breastfeed? How was the breastfeeding experience?
Adriana: I breastfed exclusively until 6 months and still breastfeeding. God was so good to me that even in that it was super easy, Larah took her breast as soon as she was leaning on him – and she hasn’t released it until now – I’ve always had enough milk and I had no problems with cracking, etc. Am I a lucky mother or not?
Changing Diapers: Have you had any experience with changing diapers? How was it to change your daughter’s first clothes and diapers?
Adriana: I’m the youngest daughter, I didn’t have siblings to look after, I have nephews, I’ve never been so close to changing diapers, my luck is that my husband – who has two daughters from his first marriage – was by my side in the first month and it helped a lot.
Changing Diapers: What was the most precious thing you learned from motherhood?
Adriana: Unconditional love. I love my family, I love my husband, but the mother’s love is different, it is a love that overflows that, we have the feeling that it will not fit inside the chest.
Changing Diapers: What changed in your life after becoming a mother?
Adriana: Many things have changed since then, in addition to the various daily routines, responsibility has tripled, I started to worry more about some things that before I didn’t worry so much – ex. my health – I always think I want to live to see my daughter married and with children, I worry about water scarcity, pollution, that is, everything that will affect Larah’s future. With the same intensity, I stopped worrying about other things like participating in events where children are not welcome. Even with so many changes, I am loving living this experience of being a mother.
Changing Diapers: How is the relationship with your daughter? What surprises you most?
Adriana: I opted for creation with attachment – hey, it took me so long to have a daughter and now I want to part with her – so I have her by my side all the time, and for this reason she became very attached to my presence, we have a good tune, even though she is small, I have the feeling that when I stop and talk to her, she understands me. She is very loving and it surprises me a lot, besides making me more in love with her.
Changing Diapers: How was it as a first-time mom? Was she flustered or did she succeed with her debut as a mother?
Adriana: As I said above, in the first month I had the company of my husband all the time, I believe that this has alleviated the problems and I even did well in the first months.
Changing Diapers: A tip for aspiring mothers, what we need to know before motherhood.
Adriana: Motherhood is a watershed, it is a path of no return, it is the discovery of true love, it is giving oneself, giving oneself body, soul and heart, it is dying of love and continuing to live. Do you want to die of love? Be a Mother.
Thank you Adriana! Much health to you and Larah! Adriana’s blog is Mamães Facilities and Tips
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.