Josefina Alice “Joey”
It all began on September 11, 1999. I was almost 17years old. My boyfriend and I have only been dating for a few months. I wasn’t feel good. So I went to the doctor. I had strep throat. I also needed a physical. So why not get that done too. Because I was sexually active they did a pregnancy test. I didn’t think anything of it. On my 17th birthday I got the call…. Adam and I were preventing or so we thought. You see my mom gave me my birth control pill every morning at 7:15 and we used a condom every time. I did what I always did when I didn’t know what to do…..I called my grandma!
When I told Adam we didn’t know what we were going to do. He already had a daughter, Desiree, she was 19 months old. We did know that we wanted to keep the baby. I was due on May 1, 2000. When I started to go into labor at only 24 weeks, my doctor put me on bedrest. Adam and I moved in together the last weekend of February. I was admitted to the hospital on March 25th, 2000. They did an amniocentesis. Which is where they take a large needle and remove fluid from you amnio sack. The fluid around the baby. Her lungs were NOT developed so the doctors started me on steroids. I was only able to take 2 rounds before I was starting to have issues. She was born on March 29, 2000. She weighted 6lbs 14 oz mostly water from the steroid shots. Two days later she was 3lbs 4 oz. She was 100% healthy just small. I was 17.5 years old 2 weeks and 1 day…..But who’s counting
Joey would get ear infection after ear infection. She doesn’t know when she has and ear infection or if her head phones are too loud. Her ear drums have ruptured more the 3 dozen time. When it heals it forms scar tissue. Because of this she does have a hearing loss. She also has celiac disease.
How we got her name
Joey is named after Adams maternal grandma Fina. Her middle name is after my maternal great grandma Alice.
Adisynne Nanette “Addy”
In October 2002 we decided it was time to give Joey a sibling. Turns out I was already pregnant. I was due July 30, 2003. This pregnancy was hard. I went into labor at 28 weeks. Adisynne was born on June 30, 2003. I had complications during her delivery. I couldn’t feel anything. Except ever 20-40 seconds my lady bits felt like it was on fire! It turned out I was sitting on her head. Which resulted in me losing a lot of blood. I don’t remember any of her birth or her first 12 hrs of life.
Adisynne started to commando crawl when she was 9 weeks old, crawling at 6.5 months old and walking at 10 months old. She didn’t make any baby noises. She started head start when she was 3 years old. She only said mama, dada, no, and Hi. She was diagnosed with Sensory integration disorder, formally Sensory processing disorder when she was 3.5 years old. At this time she was classified as non verbal. With speech therapy she started talking. She was still having difficulty in everyday life. In December of 2012 she was diagnose with separation and social anxiety, general anxiety, depression and high functioning autism. She is also allergic to dairy, gluten, pork, coco bean, horses and cats.
How we got her name
She is named after Adam. Addison means daughter of Adam. We love the way we spelled her name. Her middle name is after my mother. Her and Adam also have the same initials. I was 20 years old.
Kennidi Aramaya “Keny”
In April 2004 we found out we were pregnant again…I was already 12 weeks. I was due on Halloween 2004. Kennidi came into this world on September 27, 2004. She was the the only baby that I breast-feed. It was HORRIBLE!!!!! She won’t latch on right. Or turn her head. I had to give her mouth to mouth 3 times because of this. We tried everything to keep breast feeding her. After the last time having to call 911 because my baby wasn’t breathing we decided to put her on formula. When that didn’t work we had to go see a specialist. It turned out she was allergic to everything. She had to be on special formula. When she was 2 years old she out grew everything but eggs and at age 5 she out grew eggs….or so we thought. When she was 8 years old we had dinner at Texas Roadhouse. Like we did many times before. Keny started to swell and get Hyves. I beat the ambulance to the hospital. She is allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, gluten(celiacs), dairy, coconut, pork and almost anything that grows outside. She also is allergic to most metals and plastic.
Keny was a typical baby. Except she was lazy. She would point and cry if she wanted something and Adisynne would get it for her. She didn’t start crawling tell she was 11.5 months and walking at 16 months. It wasn’t until people could understand Keny but not Addy that I noticed something might be wrong with Addys speech.
In December 2012 Kennidi was diagnosed with dyslexia, auto and visual processing disorder, and autism. She also has Einstein IQ.
How we got her name
She was named after her sisters…Joey was to be Kennedy Belle and Adisynne was going to be Aramaya Kimberly. Adam made up Aramaya. It is pronounced Air-ah-may-ah. I was 22 years old.
Harrison Clifford “Harry”
We found out we were pregnant at Christmas 2018. I was due August 14, 2019. He was born July 31, 2019. So far he had a cows milk and soy allergy. He is on a special formula. He is a great baby. He is very mellow and happy. He wakes up smiling every morning. At the time I am writing this he is sleep through the night 8-10hrs. Eating 6 oz every 3 hours. We are working on sitting up and rolling over.
How we got his name
He is named after Adams maternal grandpa Harry and his middle name is the middle name of my maternal grandpa.
Just a fun fact about me.
Fun fact I am a huge Harry Potter fans and both Harry Potter and baby Harry have the same birthday.
Tips for Success when your a mom
- Not everyday is going to go as planned.
- You CAN do this.
- Always know there is someone else out there that is going through what you are or have been there.
Common Questions/FAQ About me
- How do I like being a mom?
- Being a mom is the best thing I could ever do. There is no other job that will bring more joy, sadness, anger, excitement sometimes all at once than being a mom. No matter how you get there. Birth, adoption, foster care, furry children. It doesn’t matter. You are a mom!
- How do I feed everyone?
- Very carefully. Just kidding but not really. You learn to read a lot of labels. I cook 100% gluten-free and 90% dairy-free.
- How did Adam and I meet?
- We technically met in high school. We didn’t go to the same high school but he was a senior and I was a sophomore.
The Last Thing You Need to Know about me
- I love being a mom. I learned to look at life on the brighter side. The glass IS half full.
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