Birmingham Moms Blog :: Introducing Kristina

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I have lived in Alabama all my life. I grew up in Muscle Shoals and moved to Birmingham after graduating high school to attend UAB. I graduated in 2009 with a major in journalism and a minor in music. While at UAB, I was a Marching Blazer (on clarinet) all four years of college. I met my now-husband, Paul, right before I graduated via a new-fangled concept at the time: online dating. We got married in 2011 and lived in an apartment in Riverchase for about a year before buying our home in Alabaster.

Kristina and Paul
My husband, Paul, and me on our wedding day.

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Paul and I got the biggest surprise of our lives in December 2018 when we went in for a routine eight week ultrasound at my first OB appointment. 

Elle and June
Elle on the left, June on the right. This was one of the hospital pictures taken the day after they were born!

We were expecting to see just one heartbeat, but we saw two! We were expecting “spontaneous” twins. I don’t think that we remember anything the ultrasound tech or the doctor told us that day.

Two girls, Elle and June, were born in July of 2019, when I was exactly at 38 weeks (only because my doctor wouldn’t let me go any longer)! We are both very new to this whole parenthood thing and are definitely learning as we go. Elle and June were definitely on the small end in terms of weight (approximately six and five pounds, respectively), but they eat like horses and have grown like weeds.

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I have toyed with having my own blog for awhile. I have dabbled in blogging before, but I can never keep up with it. Here’s hoping that Birmingham Moms Blog can keep me honest! I am very excited to share my viewpoint of not only being a new mom, but a mom of multiples to boot. We have definitely hit the ground running with parenthood. By using advice from family and friends, as well as making our own traditions, we are finding our own way. I am so excited to be here!

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Kristina is an Alabama native who came to Birmingham in 2005 for college (has it really been 15 years?!). She had lived in Muscle Shoals her whole life up until that point. After graduating from UAB in 2009 with a degree in journalism and a minor in music, she married Paul in 2011. Paul has worked in the tech industry since 2009. Kristina has had several jobs in the area - everything from banking, veterinary medicine and receptionist. She most recently worked from home as low-level tech support. Kristina and Paul had the biggest surprise of their lives when they went in for the first 8-week ultrasound and found out that they were expecting "spontaneous" twins! Everything was going to change already, but they had to multiply it by two! Two girls, Elle and June, were born in July 2019 and nothing has been the same since. Kristina is now a stay-at-home mom to Elle and June and it has been the most rewarding job of all! Kristina, Paul, Elle and June make home in Alabaster, where you can usually find them on the weekends. They like going around to the things in the area, such as shopping and going on walks in the park. The babies are famous - neither Kristina or Paul can go anywhere alone without people asking about the twins!