Adriana, a super beloved vlogger and now a friend, I had the pleasure of getting to know her more closely and look, she really is that super nice figure from the videos. It is worth seeing the chat we had about her life and her experiences with motherhood! Adriana, welcome!
Changing Diapers: Adriana, tell us a little about yourself and where you are from and how your YouTube channel came about.
Adriana: Hello, all internet users who follow this wonderful blog. Well, I’m from a very small town in the interior of Santa Catarina, called Taió, but I ended up moving to Rio do Campo, which is a neighboring city, when I got married. I have a degree in journalism and have always worked as a copywriter and reporter for a printed newspaper. I did a specialization in new media and from there I started to see social networks with “other eyes”. Despite being a journalist, I never really liked to appear in front of the cameras, I was always a little shy. But my husband, who also has a YouTube channel, encouraged me a lot. When I got pregnant I fell in love with the theme. As a journalist I learned a little about TV stories and everything, but on the vlog I always tried to express myself in the most natural way possible. I didn’t think I would get so many views,
Changing Diapers: And the desire to be a mother, it came slowly, did you always want to be a mother? How was this process
Adriana: I always wanted to be a mother. But, I was very afraid of how I would perform in this role that requires so much responsibility. I helped my older sister a little, who has four children, but I confess that I had never exchanged a “little coconut”. People in my family used to joke “I want to see when Adriana has her son, the poor man’s ass will rot” they said jokingly. I can say that everyone was proud of how I did. I believe that I got pregnant at a time when I was prepared for this wonderful role, which is to be a mother, although I believe that every woman when she becomes pregnant is automatically prepared.
Changing Diapers: Did you have problems getting pregnant did you have to use any method to get pregnant?
Adriana: Yes, when my husband and I decided it was a good time to raise the family, I came across a problem called Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). It is not a serious problem, but it needs treatment for pregnancy to happen, since with this problem, it does not ovulate regularly, thus making pregnancy difficult. I was expecting the positive for about a year and a half.
Leonardo’s birth, Adriana and Jayson’s most beautiful son.
Changing Diapers: How was it to give the news to the Family about the pregnancy?
Adriana: It was really cool, since everyone was hoping that I would have my heir soon. My husband was very moved and we were so happy that we didn’t even know what to do! From my second baby, I took the pharmacy test without imagining that I was really pregnant, I thought that due to PCOS my cycle had been delayed. My husband and I saw the test positive together. The jaw literally dropped, we couldn’t believe it, but soon, me, my husband and Léo would jump into the room celebrating another good news. Certainly I was much happier with the confirmation of these two pregnancies than if I had won in the accumulated mega sena!
Changing Diapers: What was your intuition when you got pregnant, would it be a boy or a girl? How was the choice of Leonardo’s name and now of the new Baby.
Adriana: From Leonardo I was sure it was a boy. From the start. From Matheus, who is about to enter the seventh month of pregnancy, I thought it would be a girl, because of how different this pregnancy was from the first. However, I like to make it very clear that I never had a preference for sex. When my doctor said it would be a boy, in the second pregnancy, I was very touched, because I knew that both, in this case my children would be, and will be great friends. Many people ask me: “are you going to try a girl”, but I always answer that I want to get pregnant again, but not to have a girl specifically, but because I find little of two children!
Changing Diapers: Describe Jayson as Leo’s dad and now with the new baby?
Adriana: My husband is a super dad, in every way. He is always concerned with the family’s well-being. What was really funny is because he has never had experience with children before, since his only niece lives a little far from our home. He barely and barely had any idea what a newborn would be like. I laughed a lot when he was scared that Léo did not interact with us right after birth. But, he was always very hard at helping me, but like most men he was very insecure about how to deal with a baby. As the days went by he started to become an “expert” on the subject. Incredibly it is interacting more with the second baby, already in the belly. He lives by rubbing his hand and talking and I love it.
Changing Diapers: How did it feel to find yourself pregnant again?
Adriana: I planned this pregnancy, but I confess that when I saw the positive result I could not believe it had worked, since it was a few months without contraception. I really thought it would take longer. The surprise was huge and at the time I fell in love with the second baby.
Changing Diapers: Does Jayson change Léo’s diapers or does he skip the lane when it comes to number 2?
Adriana: When it comes to changing diapers, Jayson disappears! When he is number 2 he helps to hold Léo’s legs, but he never made an exchange alone. I also don’t keep asking him to do it, I know that if he really needs it one day, for sure he gets his hands dirty. As his life is very busy with many tasks that require a lot of him, I end up giving this discount.
Changing Diapers: What would you do differently with the experience you have now.
Adriana: Very few things. But in this pregnancy I started to be much less consumerist. From Léo’s pregnancy I couldn’t see anything different that I bought, things that I didn’t even use afterwards. I bought a lot of superfluous stuff. Many couples do not want to have a child because they believe they do not have enough money to buy treats for their child. Today, having Léo, I could see that nothing is more important than the love that is given. They do not care if the clothing is not branded if the toy is not Fisher Price. Breast milk, which is the most important, is also free. For those who are able, it is wonderful to be able to pamper their children a lot, but I want to emphasize that it will not make a difference, what will make a difference is the time and attention you will give to your little one.
Changing Diapers: What has changed in relation to your mother after motherhood.
Adriana: I really saw her with different eyes. I have always loved my mom and dad too much, but after that wonderful experience I was able to understand them a lot better and have an idea of how I am loved too. I am the youngest of four brothers. Her life was much more difficult than mine. She worked in agriculture and I am proud to say that she never failed to give me attention and love.
Changing Diapers: Finally define the word mother in your vision.
Adriana: Being a mother means thinking about your child first than about yourself. It is loving another person more than your own life. It is learning that love is an unconditional feeling that seems to explode the heart so strong that it is, and we have to live with it until the last day of our lives!
Thank you Adriana, you deserve all the good that is happening in your life, a generous and very friendly person! I love you and wish you all the best for you and your family! I hope I can give the news to the readers when Matheus is born! Big kiss!
Adriana’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi33HoKOniCEb0zYzbR1DXg
See also: Interview of the Week: Fabiana Futema of the Maternal Blog of Folha de SP
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.