Your Mama Story: Brenda & Deanna of 2HangryMoms

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Today’s mama story is a double feature!  Brenda and Deanna run the fun Instagram account, 2HangryMoms and are live on the blog today with their journeys into motherhood!

Brenda

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My name is Brenda and I’m half of the @2hangrymoms team. I got married on 9.19.15, and it was one of the best days of my life!  My husband and I wanted to have kids right away {hoped for that honeymoon baby}, but it ended up taking us 9 months of trying to conceive before I was diagnosed with PCOS.  As soon as we met with our fertility doctor, we came up with a plan of action – and less than a year later, my beautiful baby girl was born!  I’m dreading beginning the process again, but I am grateful for the eye opening experience that resulted in giving birth to my happy, healthy baby… and although I wish it was easier (and cheaper, lol) for me to get pregnant, i wouldn’t change a thing about the little life we’ve created!!  I’m happily married to the man of my dreams, and I’m in love with our little fam!! 

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My daughter, Joelle Paige Lubragge (Joey, JoJo, Jo, JPL) was born on 1.23.17, and obviously that day was THE best day of my life!! It’s been so amazing watching her develop her personality and grow into such an adorable little human! She is a crazy little lady who never stops moving. She started crawling at 6 months, and walking (and climbing) at 9.5 months. Now she’s my little runner (just like mama) — needless to say, she definitely keeps me on my toes! I love her to death, and I thank my lucky stars every day that she is here with me!!

 

Deanna

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I’m Deanna, the other half of @2hangrymoms.  I got married 7.21.2009 to my (other) best friend, Nick, in Key West, Fla. We decided to put starting a family on hold till I finished getting my Master’s degree in Nutrition which, apparently, when you’re also working full time, takes 6 long years!  Fast forward to April 2017, and Nick and I were ecstatic to learn that on Christmas Eve, we would officially become a family of three. It was a dream come true. We were so ready for this adventure! But then the scares started happening. A few strange test results became the source of major concern and soon we were facing our worst nightmare: At just shy of 20 weeks, we lost our beloved baby to triploidy, an extremely rare genetic disease that medical books describe coldly as “incompatible with life.” We were completely destroyed. Completely. 

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After taking some time to grieve our loss and pull strength from each other, with cautious optimism, we decided to try again. Fortunately, our efforts didn’t take long to pay off, and we are now ecstatic to say that we are expecting a son in August 2018!  Life certainly works in strange ways, but I am blessed to be married to the best man alive, and to have such an amazing support system. I can’t wait to meet our little guy and embark on this parenthood journey! 

 

Want to share yours, mamas?  Send it to us by emailing erin@bumpboxes.com!