Real mom interviews : Meet Angela

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Shining a light on the mom Behind the baby.

This week meet Angela!

Angela has always wanted kids. She’s been ant aunty for years, a very hands-on and involved one at that. Despite not finding a suitable partner, modern medicine allowed her to accomplish her goals of conceiving. This woman is a prime example of going after what you want and being independent. Following her through this often frustrating IVF process has been a blessing, and featuring her this week is another one. I’m thankful to know someone that sticks to their word, and does the things they set out to Do, no matter how scary they seem. You inspire me so much Angela, and your mini-me is so beautiful!

Let’s raise this mother

Tell me about yourself.

My name is Angela but all my nieces and nephews call me Gigi. I’m a 39 yr old outgoing, crazy, funny, animal lover, volleyball loving chickie. Although after Bexleigh I’ve become quite happy staying in more often.

Did you always want kids? If not, when did that change?

I’ve wanted kids FOREVER!!!! That’s why I decided to do this on my own instead of waiting and waiting for Mr.Right.

Was it easy getting pregnant?

I obviously had to use a fertility clinic and a donor in order to get pregnant. I thought I’d get pregnant within the first few tries, I did 4 IUIs total. I found out through the clinic that I am low fertility and have 1 blocked tube. I ended up with just one vial of my donor left when a year had past and my one free round of IFV came up so I jumped at the opportunity. (The IUI procedures and IVF procedure were paid for by the Government)

What were the fertility clinics like?

I went to 2 different clinics because

the one in Toronto ran our of funding at one point and I didn’t want to stop trying. I did 1 round in Burlington when my IVF came up so I went back to Toronto. I like each clinic for different reasons but would reccomend both.

How was pregnancy?

I LOVED being pregnant, everything about it.

The waddle, the big belly (miss that the most) the babies movement, how much cutier I looked in dresses. I did have the worst reflux near the end, it hurt to just burp, also was so uncomfortable to sleep. But I’d do it over and over again!!!!

Funniest memory so far?

The first time one of my friends sons met Bexleigh, we didn’t realize that he didn’t truly understand what breastfeeding was. I went to latch her and he screamed ” She’s eating her Baboo!!!!” We died laughing. I don’t think he was too traumatized?!?

he screamed ” She’s eating her Baboo!!!!” We died laughing. I don’t think he was too traumatized?!?

What’s something you wish people knew about your daughter?

She may not have an actual father, but she has so many uncle’s and grandpas that love her she will never miss out on anything!

What’s something you wish people knew about you?

That having Bexleigh was and is the best decision of my life and I’d have all the rest of my embryos if I could! I think I was meant to be a mom, that’s my calling.

What was the biggest sacrifice of motherhood to you? And how are you coping?

The biggest is getting to do what I want when I want. I look at it that I lived the first 38 yrs of my life for me now I’ll live the next 38 for my kids!

What do you love most about being a mom? Name 3 things.

The unconditional love, there is nothing like it!!!

Watching her grow and learn new things every day. 

The purpose she gave to my life, I feel like i was just wasting it before.

Who does your tribe consist of. b) What’s something you wish they knew?

My tribe is huge!!! 2 sets of parents, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, friends etc.

My tribe is huge!!! 2 sets of parents, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, friends etc. 
I appreciate them all so much, even if I don’t say it enough. 

What lessons and values do you hope to instill in your child?

I just want her to be a good person, she doesn’t need to like or be liked by everyone, but just be good to them no matter what. Be kind, giving, sweet all the things I am not! Haha

What’s the best advice you’ve received about motherhood so far?

Not to be hard on myself, some days you just need to leave the dishes and the laundry and snuggle that baby. Also Nap when the baby is napping, super important!!!! I still nap when she naps and she is 9 months old.

What advice do you have for new moms?

Hold your baby because this stage goes the fastest, zippers on pjs not buttons, Onesies forever!!!!

Can we follow you on social media?

You can follow me if you like, I mainly post about my babe. Angigi45 on instagram

if you have any questions about my journey feel free to pm me.

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