New Mommy Here! Just Introducing Myself! :)

Alyssa - posted on 08/26/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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My name is Alyssa and I am a new mommy :) It has been quite an adventure these past 5.5 weeks but it's all absolutely amazing! I just wanted to introduce myself to you ladies so we can get a little more personal maybe as we swap advice. Well I'm 21 and married to a soldier who is currently in Iraq. (He did make it home for the birth of our son and was here for about a week with us before he had to go back.) Anyways, we had a little baby boy born on July 17, 2009 named Brayden Anthony by cesarean (unfortunately.. I was trying for 100% natural but this little boy has a mind of his own ALREADY!).. He's already a very unique individual! Reason being is he has a full head of hair, but on the top center of his head he has a pure white patch of hair! :) We love it and hope he keeps it so that one day we can give him a really cool looking mohawk! lol! Brayden weighed 6lbs 14oz and was 19 3/4in long when he was born and 6lb 8oz when we left the hospital. At his one month appointment he already weigh 9lbs 3oz and 21 1/2in long! They REALLY DO grow too fast! It's insane! Anyway, that's a brief introduction for you all! If you have any questions feel free to ask! Also it would be nice to get any sort of feedback or reply from anyone.

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Kristin - posted on 08/28/2009

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Congrats on being a new mommy(: My name is Kristin I'm 2 years old..I have a almost 3 year old son and a almost 6 month old daughter...My son was born 8 weeks early due to preclampisa and only weighted 3lbs 7oz..he was in the NICU for 6 weeks and he finally came home the day after Christmas(: My daughter was born at 37 weeks due to me having gall bladder problems.The stress from it put me into labor...My sons name is Brian and my daughters name is MaKenna. I wouldnt trade being a mommy for anything in this world(:

Brandy - posted on 08/28/2009

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Hi Alyssa my name is Brandy and it's wonderful to meet you. I am brand new to Circle of Moms I look forward to getting to know you. I am 26 years old and happily married to a wonderful man. We have 3 beautiful children together. One, our creative Gemini, is my step daughter who is 8 years old, but I consider her as my own. We have a precious daughter named Rory who is 3 and our venturous son, Seth Elijah who is 14 months. My passion is children and helping those who have suffered from abuse. I have many other passions as well, but those are my main focus. I give you accolades for supporting your husband while he fights for our country! It is a difficult thing to be apart from the man who fathers your children, or child in your case. My husband does not serve, but I know many women who husband's do. Congratulations on being a new mother, and just in case you ever have more children, the feeling never gets old, lol. My second child felt like my first. The gift of life is something you never grow immune to, lol. But that first child is the one that brings forth an entire new person in you. You see and realize things you never had before. You become aware of the new emotion of being scared witless in your joy, lol. Every mother wonders if she will be cut out for motherhood, will she always make the right choices, will she always say the right thing. Well, we won't, lol, but what makes a great mom is one who loves her child unconditionally. I think you're going to be a wonderful mom! Cut yourself some slack. Remember you aren't perfect, get help from others in your family, so that you get some you time and know that feeling a little stressed from time to time doesn't make you a bad mother. Be blessed and enjoy that little baby while you can, because before you know it, they're crawling, walking, and climbing on everything, lol.

Diana - posted on 08/28/2009

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Hi my son Will is 7 months old and the first six months I was stressed thinking there was something wrong with one of us because he was upset most of the time. First he couldn't breastfeed properly, then the formula made him sick, until I put him on lactose free formula he was better. I've had problems trying to socialize because he's sensitive to noise and gets scared when other babies cry or make noises. Two weeks ago I realized that I had to relax and he did too. I feel like I have a new baby, he's happy and we enjoyed each others company. Babies can feel your emotions.

Kristin - posted on 08/28/2009

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Thankfully, I haven't had to deal with an deployment yet. However, my husband is trying his hardest to get deployed! No success yet lol and I'm hoping to keep it that way. I know how much it sucks to not have him here for a certain period of time. This summer, he was gone not only at annual training, but he left for another month for some more training in washington state. I mean, if I felt as though that sucked really bad not having him here for about two months, I can only imagine how I feel when he's gone for a year.

I love getting to know other military wives. Not only can I understand on a mother's level, I can also go another level up and understand (somewhat) military wives.

I know it gets a bit frustrating when your little one keeps crying and you feel as though you're doing something wrong, like you're a bad parent...but most parents feel that way. I know I do sometimes when my daughter, Hayden doesn't listen to me, I get upset at myself, like i'm doing something wrong. But we shouldn't feel that way. We're doing the best we can. :) and you know liz and I aren't physically there, but we're here for you if you have any questions or concerns.

Alyssa - posted on 08/27/2009

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Thanks ladies for the responses! I love reading about others experiences with birth and parenthood and whatnot. Liz, sounds like you went through a lot with your babies but I'm glad your son is better now and hope that little girl of yours starts gainin some weight! :) June 8th is my older brother's birthday, very cool.
Kristin, great to meet you! And kudos on the Army wife thing too! Also very cool. Have you had the joys of going through a deployment yet? If not SO lucky and I pray you NEVER have to deal with it.. It's pretty rough. Anyways, yes, I LOVE being a mommy! It's the best feeling in the world for the most part, until you can't get them to stop crying.. Then you feel like nothing else could go wrong and you're a bad parent! lol! Yay hormones, right? I get so frustrated having to do all this by myself right now and I look back at why I was so mad or whatever for him keeping me up or whatever and I just feel so bad! haha!
Well ladies! It was nice to meet you both! Time to go feed the little one! He's waking up and grunting. lol!

Liz - posted on 08/26/2009

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welcome, and congrats. My name is Liz and I am a first time mommy to a set of b/g twins who are 14 and a half months ( 13 months corrected). My twins were born six weeks early on June 8, 2008 by emergancy c-section. My daughter was all set for a vaginal delivery, the problem was my son was breeched side ways, and it was very risky to try a natural birth. So we had to do a c-section for his and my safty. My son was born at 4 pounds 10 ounces and 18 inches long. My daughter was born at 3 pounds 12 ounces, and 17 inches long.

It was a rough start with my son, he was born with underdeveloped lungs, but after being on the resperator for four hours and a steriod shot he had to be on oxygen for like 5 days. He also had jaundice. He came home 8 days after he was born,and now you can't tell he had lung problems.

Besides mild jaundice the only problem with my daughter was the fact she had weight gain problems. She came home twelve days later weighing 4 pounds 1 ounce. My son was four pounds 8 ounces when he came home.

Kristin - posted on 08/26/2009

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Congrats on being a new mommy! it's truly a rewarding experience! I'm new to this "circle of moms" and find it nice to get support and understanding from other mothers. I'm also a military wife. My husband is in the Army National Guard....so kudos on being a military wife :). Your son was born on the day my step-father died...so when i read his birth date, I knew i had to post a comment to you. I have 3 children (oldest is a step-son). My daughter's (who's 3) name is Hayden...and her best friend's name is Brayden :) so that's pretty cool. I have a son who's name is Noah (he'll be 2 in November) and my step-son's name is Christian (who's 9). I have my hands full, but i simply love being a mom, and I know you're new to it, but i'm sure you love it too already. Anywho, if you have any questions, my name is Kristin. Have a good day with Brayden :)

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