special guest blogger: victoria from adventures in mommyhood

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Today's guest blogger is Victoria from Adventures In Mommyhood! I'm lucky enough to know Victoria "IRL" (We got to be pregnant together -- see?) and am excited to introduce you guys to her, too!

First I'd like to thank Lindsay for letting me take over her blog today! For those who don't know me, my name is Victoria! *waves*

I'm 27 years old and am currently a stay at home mom to my two precious little boys, but we'll talk more about them later! I'm going back to school early next year to become a nurse which I'm really excited about. At this point all I know is that I want to work with either kids, babies, or in labor & delivery!

I've lived all over the world and met my future husband Irwin in Norway. He is a 35 year old professional IT nerd and loves it here in the States!

We got married on January 5th, 2008 on the beautiful island of Key Biscayne, just off of Miami, Florida.

Then on October 24th, 2008 (yes 9 months later *insert honeymoon jokes here* ;) our first beautiful baby boy, Jake, entered this world:

Just recently, on July 23rd, 2011 baby brother Justin joined us!

We are now officially a family of 4 (woah!) and loving every minute of it!

Now that we have introductions out of the way, lets talk motherhood! I am now learning that everything I thought I knew about parenting and motherhood, well I didn't!

Before I was a mom, I remember my coworker telling me how awful her c-section experience was (she was put under general anesthesia and missed the birth of her son) and how she was adamant about having a VBAC next time. She told me she had to sign all these papers about the dangers of VBACing and how her uterus could rupture. I thought she was insane and wondered why on earth she wouldn't just have a repeat c-section. Fast forward 5 years later and hey guess what, I had a VBAC myself! Way for me to judge huh?!

My first son, Jake, was born with colic I swear! He came out screaming at the top of his lungs and literally didn't stop until he was 10 months old. He hated the car, he hated sleeping, he wouldn't nap, he hated stroller rides, you get the picture!

So whenever I heard other pregnant first time moms talk about how they couldn't wait to take their new baby on stroller walks, coo together on their play mat, go shopping together, etc.. I thought "just you wait!"

When I was pregnant with Justin, someone gave us a mobile to put over his crib. I thought it was nice and all but Jake never ever would just lay in his crib, he was either crying (hysterically) or sleeping.. there was no in-between so mobiles were always useless to us!

All of this was my mindset, it's all I knew! Then Justin was born, and I realized everything I thought I knew about raising a baby.. I didn't!

Justin? Well he smiles all the time, he loves cooing with me on the playmat, he loves car rides, he rarely ever cries and he has been sleeping through the night practically since birth! And guess what? The mobile? He LOVES it! Everything I thought couldn't and wouldn't ever happen with a new baby did.

Parenting is always a learning work in progress, but I've also learned it can be completely different even from kid to kid. I no longer think I have this motherhood thing down pat, I have realized now that every situation and every baby is different and this has been very eye opening. I vow to never judge or say "never" again!

Don't forget to head on over to Victoria's blog,
Adventures In Mommyhood!


  1. Hi there! I'm stopping by from the Super Stalker Sunday Hop! Thanks so much for linking up with us and making the Super Stalker Hop such a success! I hope you have had a great week and I hope you have an even better weekend!!
    See you this weekend for more fun Super Stalking,
    Kortney @ Kortney's Krazy Life!

  2. I'm a new follower from Say Hi Sunday blog hop. I really enjoyed looking at your blog! Come check out my blog if you get the chance.

  3. What a beautiful family! Thanks for sharing your story, I especially love the photos.


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