Starting it UP!

Stasia - posted on 12/09/2008 ( 28 moms have responded )

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Hello everybody, to a small (but great) group. Just wanted to introduce myself, I am 21 and have a six month old daughter. SHe is very feisty and Adorable (just like dad).
I am not married but Her father and I are heading in that direction when finances allow. I like to parent and live naturally, and I am loving motherhood And the changes in life that it brings.

hoping others will introduce themselvs, and tell us a bit about themselves and their families! no judgements here (no i am not the grouchy lady at starbucks who comments about the naked ring finger and baby on the hip!)

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Brittany - posted on 11/23/2010

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I am brittany 21 i have a 6 month old little girl and a 10 year old step daughter. we arent married but plan to after im out of school. we are trying to live as healthy as we can i get to stay home during the days with my little one and i love it. but we do work opposite shifts

Jessica - posted on 10/26/2010

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Hello!
I am 20 years old and have one new baby of my own that is 1 month old. She is my world!! I also have 3 soon to be step children of my own. My fiance had three children from a previous relationship and has full custody of them, so we have our hands full! They are 4 years old (girl) 6 years old (boy) and 9 years old (girl).

Brooke - posted on 10/17/2010

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Hi everyone! My name is Brooke and I am a proud mommy to a three year old daughter, Kiya. I am still with her father, going on 5 years now. We do not live together and we have talked about getting married within the next few years. I know he wants to get engaged and move in together within a year, so I am excited about that!

Jessica - posted on 11/06/2009

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I guess I'm one of the older ones (which will take some getting used to ;op). My name is Jessica and I'm 24, with a 23 month old son named Kai (Japanese for Ocean). We just got out of the Air Force and moved here (Georgia) from Okinawa, Japan and even though I thought I'd never say this, I kind of miss it :op My husband and I have been married for 5 years and together for 10, some people think we're kind of the anomaly these days . We plan on having one or two more kids, hubby wanting one if any more (he's happy with a single child) and me wanting two more, so I'm hoping we get twins in the next try . Hehehe, he says if we have twins one of us is getting fixed. I'd like a girl since I had the boy I wanted, and in my dreams I'd have a boy/girl set of twins so I could tell them apart, have my girl, but have a boy to wear Kai's clothes that only got worn like, once! Besides that way the two brothers could wrestle if the girl didn't... Yeah it's reaching pretty far, but twins run in my family so I can still keep my fingers crossed!

Amber - posted on 10/12/2009

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Hello All!
I'm Amber and I'm 21 with 2 boys, Jayden age 3 and Kaileb age10 mos. I'm married to their father and he's in the U.S. Army. We love our children dearly and would do anything we can for them. They are quite a handful but they keep me healthy and fit. I'm actually thinking about having another one( hopefully a girl) and then i think i'm done. But being a young mom is great. If everything works out my way our kids will be in college by the time we're in our early 40's. Totally works for us, my hubby is already planning out what we'll be doing lol. Anyways thanks for inviting me here. I'm currently in Korea right now for the next 2 years, and I love it here, hopefully we can do more traveling as we move from post to post.

Stasia - posted on 01/30/2009

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four days apart!! its always nice to hear from moms who have babies around the same age

Stasia - posted on 01/29/2009

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hey JenniferSS!!! Jen S, wow you are legal guardian to the little brother!! That must make things really interesting. Its a whole different perspective.

And Jen G when was ABigail born? I think our girls might be really close!

Jennifer - posted on 01/29/2009

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Hi everyone! My name is Jennifer, I'm a 22 year old mom of two WONDERFUL kiddos :) Joshua will be 2 on March first and Abigail will be 8 months next week. I have been married to my wonderful husband for almost three years and have spent more than half of that pregnant......he's ready for a change of pace and I have to admit that I am too! He is currently working on his masters (one more year!!!!) and works for the planning department of the city where we live. In addition to our kids, we have three dogs, a cat and a whole bunch of chickens :)

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Hey Im Jennifer(Jenn) :) and Im a 22yr old mom of a 4month old beautiful, happy babygirl named Allison ( it took me 8mos to find the perfect name)
I too, am unmarried but have been together with my BF for 7yrs. We were planning on starting a family but Allison came a year early lol.!!
We plan on getting married sometime in the future but i dont stress about it! I love my family the way it is.
We also are legal gaurdians of Aarons little brother Colin who is 15, and when not playing his video games is a BIG help around the house!
My daughter is a little angel and smiles at everything and everyone. She is just now learning to roll over ( I was worried ...believe me:) )
Im pretty easy going....but since having Allison i worry about every little thing....I can;t help it!! I swear im going to cause myself to get gray hair! :)

Stasia - posted on 01/22/2009

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Hey Brittany welcome!!! Good for you for going back to school!! I am also in school right now trying to get my human service work degree and wow I am finding it a lot of work!! I find I have to be super organized because if i don't get things done early I may not have time to get them done at the last minute because my daughter may need me at that time!!! anyways good for you!!!

Brittany - posted on 01/22/2009

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I'm Brittany. I am 20 years old with a 3 month old daugher, Emma. I love her so much, she is my world. I have been married for 1 year. We were high school sweethearts. He was a senior and I was a freshman. :) He is in the military and I am trying to get my degree in Childhood development. I'm doing it online for right now, I don't really want to leave my baby girl just yet. I am really enjoying motherhood. I to like to live naturally (for the most part) I am trying to train my husband to eat healthy and all natural foods, and recently we have moves somewhere that has a 24 hour healthfood store!! YAY!

I love being a mother and I think that everyone here is doing an awesome job. yay us!

Jen - posted on 01/21/2009

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I can help with that one. My daughter started teething that early too. I know that it says orajel is for 4 month olds and up, but I just used 1 drop instead of 4. I'm not sure about the teething tablets that are on sale, but it doesn't hurt to look into it. You can also use a cool washcloth or even a blankie. Just let her suck on it and she'll be ok. My daughter's first tooth came through at 5 months after teething for 2.5 months. She's now getting her back teeth which gave her an ear infection, diarrhea, and diaper rash all at once. Good luck.

Fenella - posted on 01/21/2009

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Im glad Im not the only one constantly asking questions of everyone :) It doesnt get easier with another one I have found, and to start the random questions off, has anyone got any ideas of what to give a 2 month old who has started teething WAY too early? Normal teething rings etc are too big for her mouth, she cant stand cold (so refridgerating the dummy doesnt work either) and too young for teething rusks or hard fruit..... Already sacrificed all ten fingers to the point that they are bruised (shes got a strong chomp!) so any ideas would be appreciated!

Stasia - posted on 01/21/2009

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honestly no question is stupid. Its amazing what stuff we (as mothers) get worried or paranoid about!!! I am CONSTANTLY asking questions out of worry or curiosity. It is lways good to get a fresh perspective from someone else who is or has been where you are.

Jen - posted on 01/21/2009

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Hey Lucy you can flood the boards with as many stupid questions as you want. I love reading them and answering what I can.

Lucy - posted on 01/21/2009

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Hi I'm Lucy I have a 2 month old little boy, Dylan. He's my special little guy as Marge Simpson would put it and never fails 2 brighten up my day. I'm still kinda finding my feet with this whole mummy thing, so please forgive me if i clog up the boards asking stupid questions!!



Also unmarried but engaged, hope to get married when money permits. Been together 2 years engaged for 1, and live together.



And Stasia thankyou for making a community for the people who feel too old to be on teen/young mums and too young for 20-30s, you are A LITTLE STAR!!

Stasia - posted on 01/14/2009

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welcome!! and no one is "too old" I was just looking for moms who were in similar mindsets and could relate to being young but not a teen!!! Fenella (wow thats gorgeous) you are completely justified to have those feelings and I am so sorry about your experience. It is wonderful that you have found someone that accepts and loves your son. My dad left my mom when i was a baby and she remarried when i was four. Even though they are no longer together, this is the man that i call my father even when I don't call my biological one that. glad to have you here!

Fenella - posted on 01/12/2009

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I guess like Kristina I am almost at the brink of being too old for this group.... I am 23 with 2 children. I have a 4.5 year old and a 2 month old. I will admit they are both to different fathers - Dominic's dad I married, but we are divorced now (it did not last long I regret to say - I had 7 different girls turn up on my doorstep throughout the marriage telling me that they only just found out about me, but wanted to apologise for sleeping with my husband, and 2 of them carried his child) and Aurelia's Dad and I live together with the 2 children. Dom calls Aurelia's Dad Dad, and he refers to Dom as his son, so even though they aren't blood related they may as well be. Aurelia's Dad wants to get married, but I am at the stage of once bitten twice shy, so we have currently agreed on a very long engagement to see if the twice shy thing goes away... I know he wont treat me anywhere near as badly as Dom's Dad did, but theres still the worry if that makes sense?

Kristin - posted on 12/28/2008

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Hey! I am 21 and have a 11 month old daughter named Noa. I love being a mommy!

Just like Kristina, my daughter was about the size of a one year old at 6 months, and still growing... she is so well mannered and happy all the time, which has made the transition to being a mom a whole lot easier! Me and her dad just ended our engagement, but thats fine... better to have a healthy "broken" family then a miserable unhealthy together family. Some things just don't work out the way you want them to i guess...

As for me, I am a full time student going for my RN... almost to my LPN thank goodness.

Aubrey - posted on 12/11/2008

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Hello! I am 22 years old and have a 4 1/2 months old boy names Slayden. He is such a preciouse little boy. He takes everything in and loves to watch people. He is adorable.



I love being a mommy and have always wanted to be one growing up in a LARGE family.



I am happily married to my best friend. We have been married for almost 3 years now.

Kristina - posted on 12/10/2008

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Wow. I suppose I am not sort of on the brink of being too old for this group. I am a 24 year old momma of a just about 6 month old boy named Osro. He is teh happiest baby I haev ever met. Not to mention the BIGGEST and smartest. He is literally the size of a one year old, I haev no idea how that happened.



Anyway, his dad and I are not yet married either, although we had planned on doing that before we had kids, Osro just kinda slipped out and we decided it was best to focus first on the babe adn second on the whole marriage thing. I find myself planning for it so often and then stop myself...Even though I know we'll be together forever, I still wonder if it is right that I plan a wedding that has yet to be proposed to me...hehhe, just a pragmatic/methodological thing I suppose.



We are currently living with Paul's [my baby daddy, and love of my life] parents house after a mold problem in our duplex was found and the landlord refused to properly take care of it...ugh. We've been back here since Nov. 13. I love his parents but can't wait to get back out on our own.



Paul is a photographer and I am a massage therapist who is currently trying my hand at children's book illustrations and plan on becoming a midwife/doula/lactation consultant.



Osro and I are exclusive breastfeeders [untill a couple days when we will let him try some sweet potatoe!!] We cloth diaper and do part time EC. Paul and I go the Attachment Parenting route. And we are overall what people refer to as "crunchy". we like to think of it as doing whats best for everyone and everything, but call it what you will.



I do find it hard to relate with the teen moms, as I find they still have a lot of maturing to do, and my patience has dried up with that whole thing [I have had many teen moms as friends and have been screwed over too many times...sorry to generalize, but I learn from my own history] And although I admire and aspire to be like many older moms I also find it hard sometimes to relate to the "older" moms. Although as I said, I just realized I'm just barely makin the cut for early twenties....but we'll see how it goes ;]



I am a bit opinionated, and even though I wish I didn't I DO judge, but I am always willing to see both sides of things, and am very open minded. I guess I just believe that there really is a right and a wrong way of doing things, and usually voice if I think soemone is doing something wrong. I don't do it to be mean, I do it because I think that the right thing to do when someone is doing something wrong is to help them see that and help them do whats right. I am only mentioning this to let everyone know that if I disagree, I will say so, but that doesn't mean I am tryign to pick a fight. Not sure if I have gotten the idea across correctly or not...but whatever.



I am excited to be a part of this community and look forward to learning and sharing!!

Jen - posted on 12/09/2008

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I'm also 21. My daughter Savannah just turned 1 last week. She's a great little girl that wins over everyone's heart. She's pretty well behaved, but can be little miss attitude when she wants to be. She was our little "surprise" baby, but was our little blessing in disguise because we found out we were pregnant right after my brother passed away.

As for me. I'm a full time student at FSU and will graduate on time on May 1. I have no idea what I will be doing after that, but I'll have to pay back those student loans. lol :) I'm also not married, My fiance and I have been together for 2 years and hopefully there's a wedding around the corner (I want to graduate first, but also want a spring wedding so it's approaching fast).

User - posted on 12/09/2008

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hey im 21 and i have a 16 month old beautiful lil girl named ava!she was born july 29 2007.i am not married either..i been wit her father for almost 4 yrs..we live together ..up the block from my parents house lol..im very close wit my family so movin out was even a big step lol..(guess thats my baby side haha)well i realli enjoy bein a mom altho it does get stressful at times..its so interestin and amazin..its one of the best feelins in the world..well i love to meet new ppl..n think this was a great thing to start stasia!

Lindsay - posted on 12/09/2008

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I'm 23 and have a wonderful (rotten) 2 1/2 yo daughter. She very much thinks that she owns the world and everyone should heed her every beck and call (don't know why, I really do not give in to all that.. lol)



I am also a preschool teacher, and have taught in most age groups, so I (thankfully) know what to look foreward to and (hopefully) how to curb any problems. I've spent the most time teaching 2's (my favorite age.. and I'm really not ready for Anja to be 3 in April..), potty training being my forte. All my kids left my classroom fully potty trained, almost all of them were considered "done" before they hit 2 1/2. My own daughter I considered "done" at 20 months :)



Like you, Stasia, I am also unmarried, and it does not really bug me. We did have plans to marry, but that's kinda gone out the window, I think. We do co-habitate, and live as a family unit. Even if we are a bit dysfunctional.. lol

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