218: Our Different Experiences Growing Up In A Family Of 11 Kids: Pregnancy, Postpartum, Motherhood

Today we have a very fun episode for you! I have seven incredible sisters and today I’m here with two of them. These two are currently pregnant with me. Karaline is in her first trimester and Kyla is in her second trimester and I’m wrapping up my third trimester any day now. I thought it would be fun timing, because who knows when this will happen again, and talk about pregnancy, postpartum, big families, having a lot of kids and our vision for family size.

Kyla is 27 and lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband Adam. They have two children, ages 3 and 1 1/2 and currently 16 weeks pregnant. They have been married just under 5 years. She is a stay at home mom and also manages and runs Now That I’m A Mother Health.

Karaline is 22 and lives in Eagle, Idaho (just outside of Boise) with her husband Austin. They have a 9 month old baby girl and currently 8 weeks pregnant. They have been married almost 2 years. She is a stay at home mom and also has a home based business with Monat. She loves homemaking and organizing her house. Clean spaces are her thing.

Listen today so you can get a different perspective/response than just mine to some of these questions:
- Did you want a big family growing up? What were your husbands thoughts about it?
- What has been the hardest part for pregnancy, labor and postpartum? Anything catch you off guard?
- What are you most worried about regarding potentially having a lot of kids?
- Karaline, what was the hardest thing about being the middle child?
- How do you feel Mama prepared you for keeping a house and raising children?
- How do you practically do all the things in a day? Take care of kids, spend time with your husband, run a successful home based business, hospitality, etc.
- Have you ever felt unfulfilled in motherhood or like you’ve lost yourself?

Karaline’s quote - “Don’t live a life out of motivation, but out of commitment”   

You can follow Kyla & Karaline through the links below: 
- Karaline's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/__thelifeofagirl/
- Kyla at Now That I'm A Mother Health's Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/nowthatimamother.health/


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