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post #41 of 67
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Originally Posted by nj's_mom View Post
of course!

good for you for stepping up to mother these kiddos!!
Awww, thanks! It's hard as hell but I wouldn't give it up for anything!!
post #42 of 67
Thread Starter 
Yes, Kristin, good for you!!!

And good for you for still bfing Brittney

kittywitty, I didn't know that you had DC1 at 17 That's pretty cool, I see you around alot.

So, everyone, I know there's alot of talk of schooling and the like. SO.. where do you see yourself in five years?
post #43 of 67
I don't know if I'm still "young" -- I'll be 29 next month. But I'll have eight kids before I am 30, so I have years of experience in being looked at like I'm 12 and having a baby. Less than a month before I found out I was pregnant with number 7, someone asked me where I went to school. When I said I wasn't in college anymore, she said, "Oh, I thought you were in high school!" I was 26.

A couple of months before that, in Ladies' Bible Study at church, someone mentioned I had six kids. Someone else said, "Really? I thought you were in the youth group!"

When I was 22, married, and expecting my 4th, a cashier in a grocery store said that if I was her daughter, she'd kill me! I bit my tongue and did not point out that my husband probably made twice her salary, and we were quite able to support our family without my mother's help.

When I was 20, visibly pregnant, and pushing my two toddler-aged step-children on the swings at a park, a 30-something daddy chasing his kid around the park asked me if I was babysitting.

I'm finally old enough that people aren't shocked to see me pregnant, but they usually think it's my first. It's always amusing to tell people how many other kids I have.
post #44 of 67
ugh! Some people.... I wish people would mid their own business!!
post #45 of 67
Hello, everyone. I am 26 years old now, but I had my daughter when I was 24, and I considered that a young age to become a parent. I still feel young even though I am going to be 27, soon. I do kind of wish that I had done some things differently, so that I would have become a parent, a bit later in life, but now that I have my daughter, I love her with all my heart. But I do know that she is the only child that I will have, because of how my personality is and how much energy it takes to raise a child. My boyfriend and I have discussed this, and we both know that one child is enough. I do commend those of you who chose to have several children throughout your twenties and have been able to make it work.

Right now, I am trying to finish up my college education, but I am struggling with depression, so that makes it difficult. Anyway, I am glad that I saw this thread, and a big hello to the other posters.
post #46 of 67
Hi, guys!

I've been lurking around on here for months but just stumbled across this thread. It's so nice to hear that there are other young moms out there who aren't...you know. Still kids themselves, letting their parents/the TV raise their kids for them!

I married my high school sweetheart at 18. My wedding ended up being counted as my senior project, which I find hilarious. =]

We found out that we were expecting four months later. We almost lost the baby during the pregnancy when he developed a cystic hygroma, but incredibly he ended up being one of the >1% of babies that outgrows the hygroma with no adverse effects. We were thrilled!

I am a full time college student now, pursuing a degree in business/marketing, and I take all of my classes online so that I can stay home with my son. We co-sleep, breastfeed (still....19 months and going strong!) and we are very interested in Waldorf. We are also vegetarians and gave up our car during the pregnancy to reduce our carbon footprint.

It is nice to meet you all!
post #47 of 67
Thread Starter 
Hi Seim.ge!!!

So happy to hear that your DS outgrew the hygroma, that is wonderful! Also cool to hear that you're interested in Waldorf- we are as well Anyone else?
post #48 of 67
I'm very interested in waldorf. Ideally, I'd like to homeschool, but I don't think I will unless by some miracle I get married before my DS is ready for school. That's not too likely, so I'm definitely leaning toward waldorf.
post #49 of 67
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post #50 of 67
We have been on/off Waldorf homeschoolers. We go through cycles.

I took my two oldest dc to get their eyes checked yesterday and the doc (who seemed about 30) kept asking if they are "mine". Yes, yes they are. I don't normally pick up kids after high school just to get their eyeglasses fitted.
post #51 of 67
Thread Starter 
Ugh. I get that alot as well!

We're looking to homeschool, we're waldorf inspired. I haven't done all of the research on anthroposophy yet. There's alot to research

I was also wondering if anyone else blogs.. I know you do, kittywitty!
post #52 of 67
Hi mamas!
I am not one of the younger mamas here I suppose but among my family and friends I am by far the youngest mama I know. DH and I got married when we were 21 and I got pregnant when I was 22, had Della when I was 23 and just recently turned 24. I really credit mothering.com with helping shape the way I parent DD today. I started off early in my pregnancy as main-stream thinking as a soon to be mama could become but on a whim picked up an Ina May book and found mothering, after that things changed in a big way that I am so thankful for. We accidently co-slept from day 1 (we never planned on it) and so many other little things I've learned about have helped us become one close little family. I am a SAHM which I love every single minute of.

I can completely empathize with the feeling of not having many like minded mamas around, and the ones that are I feel so young around! Its just nice to have others who really know where you are coming from

I can't say I have received a lot of comments or stares when I'm out and about with DD. Although when I was pregnant I got really self conscious in public places toward the end of it! Maybe now after nearly 10 months I look older than I used to? I rarely feel like I am getting that sideways look from people anymore
post #53 of 67
kittywitty, I'm impressed! Hope your pregnancy is going well and I wish all the best to all seven of you
post #54 of 67
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Hi mamas!
I am not one of the younger mamas here I suppose but among my family and friends I am by far the youngest mama I know. DH and I got married when we were 21 and I got pregnant when I was 22, had Della when I was 23 and just recently turned 24. I really credit mothering.com with helping shape the way I parent DD today. I started off early in my pregnancy as main-stream thinking as a soon to be mama could become but on a whim picked up an Ina May book and found mothering, after that things changed in a big way that I am so thankful for. We accidently co-slept from day 1 (we never planned on it) and so many other little things I've learned about have helped us become one close little family. I am a SAHM which I love every single minute of.

I can completely empathize with the feeling of not having many like minded mamas around, and the ones that are I feel so young around! Its just nice to have others who really know where you are coming from

I can't say I have received a lot of comments or stares when I'm out and about with DD. Although when I was pregnant I got really self conscious in public places toward the end of it! Maybe now after nearly 10 months I look older than I used to? I rarely feel like I am getting that sideways look from people anymore
Wow that matches with me. My son is 9 months and I turned 24 not long ago and the part about starting of with main stream thinking and then Ina May... eaah eah yes!))) I also caught a show about free birth and Laura Shinley on NGO, that's when everything started to change in my mind.
post #55 of 67
Well, I don't think I still qualify as a young mother(28) but I had my first at 16, almost 17, and my second at 24. I got married at 20, and am now with the man of my dreams. I have no regrets. Divorcing with kids is hard at any age, so is parenting. I think that I have a bond with my oldest DD that comes from growing and learning with her, and overcoming multiple statistics to make it so. You also learn to not be so judgemental, and there are certainly many in the mainstream world who could benefit from that knowledge. Ironically enough, I am also starting down the road to being a midwife.
post #56 of 67
Those of you who blog, could you post links to your blogs? I'd love to read them!
post #57 of 67
How has everyone been?
post #58 of 67
24 here! Though that may be too old. I always feel so young since my dh is 15 years older than me. I always feel like life is going faster than I would like, but it just ends up that way. I finished school at age 14, college before 18, and then married at age 19. Still I wouldn't change a thing.
post #59 of 67
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Those of you who blog, could you post links to your blogs? I'd love to read them!

Just saw this!

www.youngmommyinthewindycity.blogspot.com
post #60 of 67
Hello everybody! I'm 23 and my DH is 25. I had my first child at 21 and my second at 22, so I think I qualify for this board! Here's a blog link, too:
http://barefoot-mama-sarah.blogspot.com
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