When we’re designing our personalized baby gifts, 1st birthday shirts, big brother shirts and big sister shirts, we can’t help but think about the wee ones that will be enjoying them and the memories they’ll become a part of. It motivates us and inspires us, which is why we love the Petite Lemon in Real Life feature on our blog.
So when Cara (IG @caramhanson and www.vienieavolare.blogspot.com) tagged us in a picture of her son Ian wearing our Color It Up Big Brother T shirt on Instagram to announce her second pregnancy, we were just so thrilled and completely honored. Of course we had to ask her to be our next Petite Lemon in Real Life feature!
Here’s Cara’s responses to our line up of questions:
How old is Ian?:
Ian is 18 months old and will be turning 2 two weeks before our new little one arrives.
What is your due date with #2?:
I am due October 15, 2014.
What brought you to Petite Lemon and to purchase Ian’s big brother t shirt?
I saw an Instagram post by @thriftylittles when you first joined Instagram. It was for a giveaway which I entered but didn’t win…boo! Shortly afterwards we found out we were expecting our second and I knew for sure I wanted a Petite Lemon big brother t shirt to make the announcement to family and friends.
What are your favorite Petite Lemon products and why?
Everything is soooo adorable, but I think the tees and personalized onesies are my favorite. I loved his “promotion” tee and absolutely plan on getting personalized shirts for both children for photos this Fall.
What are you enjoying most about having one child?
Naptime…haha! I’m joking…although I never knew how fast I could work when you have to make that hour really count when it comes to staying on top of the chores. On a more serious note, I love having the time to devote solely to Ian. I’m lucky to be a stay-at-home-mummy and we do everything together. He’s getting super helpful now and I love having my little man around!
What are you looking forward to about having two?
I’m really excited to have a little one again. Although I love having a toddler who is more independent and running all around, I do miss those sleepy snuggles with a tiny baby. I’m also really looking forward to seeing the sibling relationship develop!
Anything you are nervous for?
I’m a tad nervous about how I’m going to juggle a two year old and a newborn…not going to lie! I know I’ll figure it out, but I’m sure it will be a bit of a learning curve. I have a very supportive husband and a great friends group, many of whom are having their second babies as well. My best friend is due three days before me, so we’ll all be going through it together.
What kind of big brother do you think Ian is going to be?
I’m hoping he’s going to be a loving, caring big brother. He really is very sweet, gives hugs and kisses all the time and is generally very thoughtful. He does love to pull hair though…still working on curbing that not so delightful behavior! I really do think he will be great though J
What is your favorite blog right now:
Oh I have sooo many blogs that I love! I’m going to have to do a top three…can’t just pick one! For food: Gina at www.skinnytaste.com, for home and life: Ashli at www.maillardvilllemanor.com and for fun: www.whatkatewore.com. Being English, I have to get my Duchess of Cambridge fix somewhere!
What is your favorite Instagram to follow right now:
I fell in love with @2sisters_angie after their recent social media discovery. Her daughter’s paper dresses and adorable poses always make me smile when they come across my feed!
Define motherhood in one word:
Love! It may seem cliché, but even on those hardest days, love is still the reason why we strive to be the best mothers we can be.
Awww, thanks for participating Cara! We just love all of your answers and are totally motivated to keep designing the best personalized baby gifts we can.
Have you used our 1st birthday shirts, big brother shirts or big sister shirts to celebrate a special moment in your child’s life or mark milestones of their personalized growth chart? If so, please let us know if you’d like to be featured in a future Petite Lemon in Real Life. Email us at buzz (at) petitelemon.com.Pin It