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3/17/10 at 6:07am
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