Aimee Blessed Momma to 4 amazing boys, P ~ 9 H ~ 7 J ~ 4 and B ~ 1. Happily married to D Living my almost dream life on an urban homestead, hoping for our forever land to find us soon!
Mommy to Petunia 11/04 Bug 10/06 Button 11/09 and Sweetie pea 12/11 DW to J :
Mama2DoubleCuties - I'm an aspiring midwife. I'm hoping to start my course really soon. I just have to buy a few more books!
mommy2twobabes - that is HORRIBLE! Why would someone say something like that? Young moms can be great moms! What a poor angry person.... I'm really sorry.
It's been a while since I posted here, so I'll just give a quick run down!
Got pg just before I turned 16. : Got married at 16. Had dd @ 16, ds @ 17, ds2 @19 and dd2 @ 21. I'm 23 and have 4 kids. I'm the crunchiest mama I know, but I'm very blessed to have some friends that are moms in their 20's and are pretty AP. I'm sorry that you are all so lonely as far as mama friends go.
I get all sorts of crazy comments. "You don't look old enough to have had all those kids." (well, obviously I am, cause I did!) "Do they all have the same father?" (yes they do - shocking I know!) "Don't you know what causes that?" (yes I do and I LIKE it!!!) When I was pg it was really hard, people can be so nasty and they think other peoples' fertility is their own business. :
There are days when I wish we had waited. We could have gotten our schooling out of the way. (DH is going to school and I'm going to be starting.) Most of the time, though, I'm extremely happy to be a really young mama. I really get to enjoy my kids and we do all sorts of crazy fun stuff together. I'm hoping that I'm so close to being a teenager still, I won't forget what it was like for me. Hopefully, things will be better for mine!
Have a wonderful day!
I got pregnant (on purpose) at 18, and birthed my first son at 18. In a totally immature relationship, which I regret, but the kiddo I got out of it is absolutely perfect. He was still a baby when my partner and I started dating, and we moved in together before his first birthday. We planned and conceived my second babe when I was 20, and I birthed him at 21. I'm 22 now and my partner is 27. I got my BA last year (am now a SAHM) and my partner is entering a doctoral program in August.
So sorry to hear that many of you feel so isolated, I am lucky to live in a city with lots of AP moms, most of whom are older than me but I don't mind. Most of my friends are 26-32. It would be nice to have a close mama friend my own age, but it's not really a big deal to me.
Nonetheless, I am thrilled to be a young mama. I will be in my late 30's when my son is in High School, and I just feel that we will be able to relate to eachother so well.
Wife to Thomas (03/05) Mama to Tommy (04/06) & Emma (01/10)
Looks like there are quite a few of us who are new. If anyone has questions about the whole school thing I might be able to help. I've been doing it for awhile. It's a great way to get some cash and stay attached, oh, and you can learn some things!
I just read another one of ya'lls posts and it said she lost a baby due to low progesterone b/c of BF... that kinda just scared me cuz I'm nursing my son still. Maybe I'll wait till he's weaned to try to get pregnant...
I know what you mean about families not being supportive of us having many kids. We are quiverfull - meaning that we do not use birth control and will accept as many children as God blesses us with - and I'm 19 with two kids : . They are always lecturing me about BC. But I don't think they grasp the concept that IUDs and the pill are just automated abortions. The egg is still fertilized but the body aborts the baby. I couldn't do that. That still leaves barrier methods, but we just leave it up to God.
We're here to support you!
Elizabeth wife to Matt , mom to Logan (2/21/01) , and little man Desmond (9/23/08)
Mourning the loss of her father: Robert Edward Dillon 5/31/52 - 01/03/2011
People think I am CRAZY when I tell them I am 21 and have 3 kids....
Erika, wife to Daniel and Mommy to born in 05, born in 06, born in 08! Ive had 10 miscarriages and am for a sticky bean in June 2015! I and hope for a !
Now that I'm older, I get more respect from people, but when my kids were little, and I looked even younger than I was ... agh. I got so sick of the condescension and advice and assumptions that I didn't know/care what was best for my kids. I think the worst was the shocked "compliment" that I was a good mom.
But, for those of you who aren't doing the QF thing, the nice thing about being a young mom is that I'm 34 and the empty nest is within sight! We're already planning our romantic European trips...
Chelci Anthony, parents to: E- 11/2006, A- 07/2008, and K- 09/2014.
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I was better behaved back then so I didn't really say much, but it did a number on my self confidence at the time.
Oh! I forgot about the time when I was at the grocery store with my (at the time) 2yo and 4mo and was getting the 2yo to 'help' with the baby...I was stopped by an older woman who asked ds "aren't you a good boy to help your sister with the baby?". Then dp walked up and she told him he had some good kids here. He had no clue so he just said thanks
But anyway, I applaud you all for being good mamas...regardless of your age
Slight vent: I'm tired of not having many friends I can relate to. All of the Moms at my dd's school are in their mid-30's to mid-40's. The few mom's with kids remotely close in age to my dd (none at our school) are uneducated (degrees don't matter, just know what going on in the world) and unmotivated. I think we all know it's harder to meet AP Moms. ;-)
My ex is in the military so I didn't feel so lonely at first but then I got divorced, moved to a city to finish college, and entered the business world. My closest family member is about 2000 miles away and the ex (who is a good dad and person) just transfered to Hawaii.
I have a B.A. and am going back for my Master's this spring, yeah!
It's great to "meet" so many great young mamma's! It's nice to know I'm not the only one.