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post #61 of 358
hey!! Congratulations!! Your DD is beautiful. i just moved from Owings Mills... where are you in Baltimore? and where did you have your baby? i had ds at GBMC..: you know their C section rate is almost 50% how nuts is that.

If you need anything let me know... i have tons of baby stuff from when ds was a little guy... diapers and such... plus an a few extra slings and wraps.. since he is so big i can't use my stretchy wraps or slings anymore.. and i probably only need 1 of each for the next one lol.

everyone in our area should get together sometime.. since we are all young AP moms.. and which seem to be in low supply around here
post #62 of 358
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Originally Posted by RaelynsMama View Post
I love baby names! So, I have a question for everyone, how did you come up with your dc's name, and if you are pregnant, what names have you picked out or are you thinking about?

Asoulunbound, welcome You have a beautiful dd.
haha we had a ton of girls names but couldn't pick a boys name...guess what? we had a boy. lol DP is 'the third' and over my dead body was ds going to be 4th. after 17000 baby name books i was out to lunch with my mom, my aunts, and my cousins and my aunt suggested Nicholas.. i really liked it... and suggested it to DP... he liked it to... first boys name that no one on either side of the family had.. and we both liked! after looking a little longer that one stuck.

o and DPs last name is Lee... it is hard to find a name that doesn't weird with lee. especially girls names lol.. and nick names b/c some things the end in Y or IE sound strange. i liked lucy and sarah for girls.. lucy lee and sarah lee? um no lol. for boys the nick names were hard and my family calls everyone by a nick name. lol
post #63 of 358
I'm a younger mama too! I'm 21, will be 22 on the 25th, I have 2 boys. Tatum 3yrs, and Kaleb 1yr on the 17th. I'm happily married to DH 25, for 4 years on the 31st! We live in Colorado and I'm an aspiring midwife!
post #64 of 358


Hi, I'll be 24 next month and I have a 3.5 year old DS. Everyone always assumes that he was an accident as well, but he was planned! But ya know, so what if he was an accident?? I guess people think that makes a child less important or something? Even married couples have "accidents" all the time.

Anyway, his dad and I are no longer together (we lived together as a couple for 3.5 years) but we are about to be living together again as roommates. We get a long (most of the time) and we decided that it would be better for DS to have both parents at home.

Oh, and as far as the finding mommy friends thing... I'm right there with ya. Luckily, I have a 21 year old sister who has a 16mo and is an AWESOME mommy. We share many of the same values, and actually she's doing better than I did because she was able to learn from my mistakes rather than making them herself. She's still BF'ing her son, he's intact, unvaxed, they co-sleep, etc. I'm so lucky to have her because now our family can't blame everything on my parenting. Because even though we are parenting much the same way, our kids are very, VERY different!
post #65 of 358
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post #66 of 358
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Originally Posted by RaelynsMama View Post
I love baby names! So, I have a question for everyone, how did you come up with your dc's name, and if you are pregnant, what names have you picked out or are you thinking about?.
DS#1 When we found out were were pregnant I wanted Titus Kyle or Camile Kay but while we were on the way to the 20 week u/s and I said it's a boy, what do you think of the name Tate. DH loved it mentioned it wasn't short for anything and I said it could be short for Tatum. He loved Tatum more. Originally Tatum Caleb, then I decided caleb wasn't for him, decided on Tatum Harrison. I realize now 3 years later DH's dorm his freshman year was "Harrison Hall" must have been where I got it.

DS#2 After finding out he was a boy I decied on Rider Elliot. Last few weeks of pregnancy I knew that wasn't his name. So after the whilrwind labor and birth and once I got a chance to breathe I asked DH if we could name him Kaleb (remembered it from DS1). I couldn't give up the Rider since that's who he was the whole pregnancy, and I also wanted to honor Dh's grandfather who passed jan 07, Wendall. Kaleb Rider Wendall. We bounce back and forth between calling him Kale and Kal.

And that was insanely long for 2 names!
post #67 of 358
Hi Guys!

I'm a young mama. 21, with two beautiful little boys who are almost 2 & 3.
post #68 of 358
Welcome to all the new mamas!

urchin_grey, I CAN NOT believe how cute your son is! :
post #69 of 358
Hello. I'm checking in! I'm 21 and my ds is 8 months.
post #70 of 358
DD's name is Emalee Cadence. DP and I had made a list of all the names we both liked and we narrowed it down. We couldn't really agree on first and middle name combinations though. We chose Cadence, because it means rythm, and Emily I had put down as a middle name. So I suggested Cadence Emily to DP and he didn't like it... but he did like Emily Cadence. So we decided to compromise and call her by her middle name "Emily" is such a common name so I just changed the spelling of it and voila! Emalee Cadence. She'll have the inconvenience of being called by her first name and having to correct people, but her daddy did also lol
post #71 of 358
dd1's name is Ayla Mahalia

dd2's name is Maija Devi

This baby's name will be Noah Sage if it's a boy (and it IS a boy, okay? and still thinking on a girl name. I like Priya, Sita, Sage, Grace....
post #72 of 358
For those younger mamas who have multiple kids - please tell me that your families and friend were more supportive with round two. I have baby lust like mad, but I'm not anticipating a repeat of how my family and friends acted last time.
post #73 of 358
Our families have been MUCH better this time around!!!! With our first it took them awhile to wrap their minds around the idea, so by 30 or so weeks they were really happy but it took awhile for them to get out of the mindset that we were totally nuts. This one they were all excited as soon as we told them.
post #74 of 358
Hi everyone, I just found this site looking for breastfeeding advice and it's nice to see their are some other young mothers here!

I'm 16 and my son was born 01/12/08.
post #75 of 358
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Originally Posted by boigrrrlwonder View Post
For those younger mamas who have multiple kids - please tell me that your families and friend were more supportive with round two. I have baby lust like mad, but I'm not anticipating a repeat of how my family and friends acted last time.
omg me too!!! i want another baby so bad... but my mother has already made her opinion on that pretty clear. getting pg young once and rising to the occasion people think o look how great she handled that what a great mom.. get pg twice and you're just another idiot. my mom is normally great.. seriously....but this is something my family just cannot wrap their minds around. i am terrified to have another baby b/c i know how its going to go.
post #76 of 358
Thank you, I think she's pretty cute myself.

Funny story about DD's name! DP suggested it, and I said "Oh, I like it! Its different, but nothing crazy sounding. And she can be Sam or Sammy if she wants to be when she's bigger." I looked up the definition online and it means "protected by God."

"Oh yeah," says DP, "I didn't tell you it's also the name of the girl in 'The Ring.' "



(For those unfamiliar with "The Ring," it's a horror movie. Samara is the name of a little girl who was thrown in a well.)

Anyway, I loved it, so we stuck with it, lol. Marie is my middle name, along with my aunt, cousin, and grandmother, so it was a family thing.
post #77 of 358
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omg me too!!! i want another baby so bad... but my mother has already made her opinion on that pretty clear. getting pg young once and rising to the occasion people think o look how great she handled that what a great mom.. get pg twice and you're just another idiot. my mom is normally great.. seriously....but this is something my family just cannot wrap their minds around. i am terrified to have another baby b/c i know how its going to go.
I'm so glad to hear someone else in this situation. Like, I know I have my own family and that comes first, but I'm really close to my family of origin, too, and whenever the subject comes up, they've made it really clear that they strongly disapprove of me having another kid soon. They want me to go back to school and have a career as soon as DD's old enough to go to preschool.
post #78 of 358
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I'm so glad to hear someone else in this situation. Like, I know I have my own family and that comes first, but I'm really close to my family of origin, too, and whenever the subject comes up, they've made it really clear that they strongly disapprove of me having another kid soon. They want me to go back to school and have a career as soon as DD's old enough to go to preschool.
omg me too. seriously... exactly that. i love my family...we are really close.. which is great but it also means they are really involved... and i care what they think. it sucks because they know darn well i have no intention of going back to school or work full time. i have said we want another baby when ds is around 5... which they think is a great age...and conveniently enough right when he would start school.

here is the thing i don't get. i am a sah mom. i am not in school. i don't work. what exactly is so horrible about me having another baby? i am doing a darn good job with this one if i do say so myself. part of it is b/c we aren't married... my family isn't particularly puritanical... both my older cousins have lived with numerous people... none of them have pro created though...and i was in college full time... but not anymore ... and its not like i am their last hope or something my younger brother and cousins are all in college full time and as far as i can tell are quite content being single and child free lol.
post #79 of 358
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part of it is b/c we aren't married...
That's an interesting observation. I remember when I was pregnant my parents put a ton of pressure on me to get married. I didn't. I just wasn't ready, financially or otherwise. But we just got married. Actually, the reception was yesterday. I know my parents entire thing has been out of a worry that depending on my DP to support us was too risky - maybe now that we're married they'll be more secure that he will actually provide for us (which he has been - but my parents are THRILLED that we got married, so maybe it makes things different).
post #80 of 358
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What were your labors like?
My labors were all different. I had ds1 when I was 16. With him, I was in labor for five hours total and there was no pain at all until it was time to push. The next three kids were, 14, 11 and 13 hours and were textbook labors with all the stages.

I had ds1 in a hospital with a CNM, the middle two in birth centers and ds3 at home with a CPM.
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