After her maternity session, I did a little interview with Mercedes about her little girl Renegade Wave arriving soon! Her answers to my questions are so sweet!
What is your favorite part about being pregnant?
I think my favorite part of physically being pregnant is being able to feel her move! Its so crazy to me that there are certain things like songs I'll play that she reacts to, and she seriously loves her daddy’s voice already. Aside from the physical aspect of pregnancy I think its amazing how much her family already loves her. She is so spoiled and so loved by her grandparents and all of her aunts and uncles, she is already so lucky!
If you had advice for other new moms, what would it be?
Since I haven’t made it to the finish line of childbirth yet, and made my transition into motherhood it’s hard for me to give any good advice cause I’m over here asking all my mom friends “what I should do”, “is this normal” etc.
Nobody has motherhood figured out. There’s no right or wrong way, so just do things the way you want to, and add those bits and pieces of other mother's wisdom in where they fit or disregard them. Its your life, and its your babes and nobody in this world is going to know this tiny human better than you will.
What are you looking forward to most when she arrives?
I actually just laughed cause I could go so many different ways with this hahah :)
I’m ready to just hold her and love on her and see what she looks like and hear her cry and get to know her! Its like she’s already my best friend cause we do everything together but I have so much to learn about her! I’m ready for this heartburn to go away and be able to sleep on my stomach again. Ahhhh and be able to fit into my jeans without the button digging into my belly would be pretty cool too! She’s totally worth it though! :)
What was the inspiration for her name? (Renegade Wave)
It's always been important to me that when I had kids that their names would be different. I never wanted them to go to school and have 3 other kids in class with the same name. I was always the only Mercedes and did I get teased, but as I grew up I always thought it was pretty awesome. Renegade's name is just that, different. Her name literally means unconventional, rebel. Someone who dares to go against the grain. I hope that she embraces her name and loves it just as much as her dad and I do. And no nicknames either. Everyone is so eager to call her Reni, and I have a feeling I have signed up for a lifetime of “no its actually Renegade!”
Cravings/etc. (Other comments)
No real cravings! I lived on pickles and sour gummy worms for the first few months but they weren’t really things that I didn’t already love I was just eating them a lot more frequently. I love apples and peanut butter. My poor fiancé has had to make a few runs to the store at weird hours to get me more but that’s really it!