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The one who made me a Mom, Marina

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Well somehow it happened, I'm now the Mom to a legal adult. When they say it goes fast, they weren't lying. I feel like she was just born 5 years ago and yet it feels like we've always been together.   So this is the story of how I became a Mom.

The big guy and I got married in August and immediately started trying to get pregnant! Much to our surprise 2 weeks later I took a pregnancy test and it was positive! We were so excited! I was 18 and really didn't have any thoughts except sheer joy! We made our 1st appointment and saw our sweet babies heartbeat! We bought little gender neutral clothes and started dreaming about our future!  During the 2nd week of October at 11 weeks, I started bleeding. I knew exactly what was happening and was crushed. We went to the doctor where it was confirmed we were losing our baby. Over the next couple days through tears and physical pain I lost our little gift. It was so traumatic! I didn't even know miscarriages were a common occ…

My Kricket (aka Krysta)

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My Kricket! My 4th and final child, lol! I remember the day I found out I was pregnant with her like it was yesterday, in fact my husband still talks about how I randomly called him while he was at Office Depot and told him. I'm pretty random so it's really not that shocking. I found out I was pregnant with her when Trinda was 6 months old, at 15 months apart they are my closest gap. Being that we already had 3 girls, I was really hoping she would be an girl and was so excited that she was. I had a pretty tough pregnancy with her as it was my 4th pregnancy in 4 years. My hip had dislocated during Trinda's birth and I hadn't completely recovered. I had to hold tight to the rail everytime I went up and down the stairs because my hip would pop out and I would fall! Yeah, lots of fun! I was scheduled to be induced with her on June 30th as Marina was a July birthday and my husband wanted her to have her own month.

To say we struggled with a name was an understatement! We ca…