Moms And Babies–Lauren and Thomas





 

This week on Moms and Babies I’m featuring Lauren from Chatting With The Chicks!  Her little boy is so cute, and I love Lauren’s story of how he came into their lives, so definitely check out her blog to read about that!  Read her interview below to learn more about Lauren and her little guy (and take note of the fourth picture – I thought it was such a cute idea for a costume, considering their name!).

 

Tell us a little about yourself.

Hi! My name is Lauren, and I have been married to my husband, Brandon, for almost 8 years! I am currently a full time mom, and absolutely loving my job! Before I became a full time mom, I worked as a speech-language pathologist for 5 years at an elementary school.


What's your baby's name and how old is he?

Our son's name is Richard Thomas, and he is 11 months old! We call him Thomas.

 

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Give us an idea of what a typical day looks like for you.


Thomas wakes up and has a bottle around 8:30-9:00

    He eats breakfast about one hour after he wakes up

    He eats lunch around 11:30-12:00

    Then he has a bottle and takes a nap. He usually sleeps for 2-3 hours.

    He has another bottle and a snack around 4:00

    Thomas has dinner around 5:30 followed by bath time

     He has one more bottle around 7:30 and his bedtime is between 8:00-8:30

We spend the majority of our day playing on the floor wrestling, singing, and reading books. I will run my errands in the morning before Thomas' nap if I need to run any. I try to do as much work as I can before Thomas wakes up in the morning and during his nap in the afternoon. In the evenings once Brandon is home, I try to unpack as many boxes as I can while he plays with Thomas. (We moved in July to Mississippi for Brandon's job. Then we moved to Kansas in December for Brandon's job again. We have been packing and unpacking for the past 6 months.)

 

If you had to choose three words to describe your baby's personality, what would they be?


Playful, determined, fearless .

 

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What's your favorite part about being a mom?

After struggling with unexplained infertility for several years and not knowing if/when I would ever be a mom, I enjoy EVERYTHING about being a mom! I love everything from hearing Thomas laugh, making him smile, watching him learn new skills to washing his bottles and changing his diapers!


Do you have any tips on losing the baby weight?

I do not have any tips on how to lose baby weight because our son was brought to us through the wonderful process of adoption!

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What have you and your husband done since your baby's arrival to keep your relationship strong?

We take time to talk once Thomas goes to bed in the evenings. We spend time doing fun family things during the weekends. Since we are new to the area, we have only been on a few date nights. (We just recently moved to Kansas, and our families live in Texas and Oklahoma.) Brandon and I were able to go to Bermuda this summer. It was difficult to leave Thomas with my mom but we had a ton of fun!

 

 Are there any must-have products that you would recommend to other moms?

Some of our must-have products that we love are the following:

Sound machine- We have used this since Thomas was a newborn.

Play mat-Thomas used his play mat from the time he was 1 month-6 months old.

Walker-We have used this since Thomas was 8 months old.

 

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What has been your favorite moment or outing as a family so far?

It's hard to pick one. I loved the first time we took Thomas to our home town in Texas. Our holidays were extra special this year! I love our weekends together!

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Any advice for first-time mothers?

Enjoy every moment with your baby because time will fly by!

You will know your baby the best so do what you think is best and what feels right to you.  

 

Thanks Lauren!  Check out Lauren’s blog to read more!



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Happiness Is... said...

This is a fun series! I love seeing other mom's approaches, days, etc

Kate Craig said...

I agree with the previous comment... I'm really interested in the schedules! and in the favorite products.

I saw that costume this year and looooooooved the stockings

Unknown said...

Thanks Callie!

Anonymous said...

I come to your blog regularly specifically to read the Moms & Babies and features and was SO HAPPY this time to see you feature a mom & baby who has been adopted!! Thank you!

Katie said...

your little boy is adorable!!

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