This inspiring young mother shares a story of resilience and strength. I’m grateful to have met her, and filled with gratitude that she accepted to share her story with you here. EnjoyReal-mom interviews : Meet Sabrina
Tell me about yourself
My name is Sabrina, I am 21 years old and I am engaged to the love of my life, Cameron. I have one daughter who was born March 23rd 2019 and one cat, they are my pride and joy! I love to cook, go on walks, travel ( especially to Disney a World ), and take pride in doing my makeup everyday, it gives me an opportunity to have some alone time everyday which all Momma’s know is quite important!
Have you always wanted kids?
Yes! I’ve always wanted to mother children. Whether it was my own, or adoptive children, I always felt it was my vocation to be a mother. I originally wanted five children but now after experiencing my first, I think I may cut that number down to two or three!
Share your birth story
The birth of my daughter Luna was most certainly not typical.Sabrina : Real-mom interviews
I had a few failed inductions due to pregnancy complications which resulted in a 53 hour labour just to have an emergency c section! Potentially losing your child is the scariest thought a parent could have. Once Luna arrived and the doctors resuscitated her, she has grown up wonderfully! She has been a great infant since day one.
My funniest memory of being a mother so far is seeing Luna and our cat Emma cuddling one another! They are the best of friends.
What’s something that you wish people knew about your daughter?
Something I wish people knew about Luna is how far she has come. We almost lost her. She was born lifeless, without a heart beat and she thankfully pulled through. She is strong and has grown immensely!Sabrina : Real-mom Interviews
What’s something that you wish people knew about you?
Something I wish people knew about me is how much I LOVE to eat! I could eat 24/7. Healthy foods are my go to. I love salads, or fruit. People really don’t believe me because I’m on the smaller side, however, I could out eat most people!
What’s the biggest sacrifice of motherhood to you?
The biggest sacrifices I feel are sleep deprivation and alone time. I am one who values both sleep and alone time and to have a lack of those has been difficult for me. When Luna was born I was diagnosed with PTSD and Post Partum Depression because of the pregnancy and the birth. At the beginning I was not coping at all but with some help of medication and support, I have found a routine that works for my fiancé, myself, and Luna and am currently feeling wonderful!
Name 3 things you love about motherhood?
Three things I love most about being a mother is ; waking up to the largest smile on their faces, hearing the giggles for the first time, and those wonderful snuggles that warm your heart.
Who’s in your tribe?
Advice for new moms?
I wish someone told me that a baby needs a happy mom, not a super mom. All you have to do is be there for your baby, you can’t give your baby your all if your gas tank is empty.
Mommas need to take care of themselves. We are remarkable women but we need a rest every once and a while, AND THAT IS OKAY!Sabrina : Real-mom interviews
Could we follow you on social media?
Absolutely! My Instagram handle is: @_sabrinnat