I'm 22, I'll be 23 on July 1. My son is 3 and will be 4 on June 22. I don't know if he was planned or what he was, anymore I just figure I didn't know what the hell I was doing back then. SD is not in our lives in any way, shape or form.
We're doing great as a little family though, there's nothing I love more than playing aliens and robots with him, he's a very high tech kid. lol And I'm doing better with myself than I have been in a long time. There are plenty of ups and downs in my life, but it all seems to even out eventually.
I'm Katlin. 19 turn 20 in a month! New momma to Navy who is now exactly a week old. I am a SAHM, i have a in home job, but i am taking a break to enjoy my little one. Me and bd have been together for 4 years, Navy was unplanned but very welcomed and loved!! :D We live with my mom right now, but i moving out June 1st!! i'm very pro-choice ( or else i wouldn't be here!! ) I breastfeed my daughter, we co-sleep, and i wear her! I love all things baby wearing!! We are working on elmination communcation ( well not yet, she's still to little but will be very soon ) Thats about it. I feel like it's the frist week of 9th grade when we had to write about our selves and share with class!
My name Is Laci. Im 18, I turn 19 in November. Im about ready to graduate high school, and I'll be attending Community College in the fall for paralegal studies. I don't have a kiddo yet, although my bf and I are currently TTC. And, I live in Indiana! lol
I'm Michelle, 21 year old kidless ally. I've just finished my third year at uni (Physical & Mathematical Sciences) and I work as a TA & exam invigilator. Thinking about being a high school physics and math teacher, but things are still up in the air. Waiting to finish school and to be able to afford it, before TTC, but I have to admit part of me would be happy if I accidentally became pregnant. (& the other half would be terrified!)
I am Beth, I am 21 years old and mother to Madeline, who was born January 3rd 2006...(my 21st birthday!!)
We live in Bellevue, Washington (Suburb of Seattle) with my parents, for the time being.
I work at a Reproductive Medicine Center in the lab. I was working towards my RN when I got pregnant and had to take a break from school...I plan to go back...but it really stresses me out to think about trying to figure out how to make it all work...
BD (Grant) and I were never "together" we were "just friends"...we knew each other for about 2 1/2 years and were pretty close before we started messing around...looking back I can't believe how fast he changed his tune the second that positive pregnancy test came back....
Anyway, Grant is currently deployed to Iraq, he has yet to meet our daughter. Apparently he is on his way home for a two week visit...last I heard he was stuck in an airport in Mosul, Iraq....so hopefully sometime in the next week he will get to finally meet her! Keep your fingers crossed!
We fight like there is no tomorrow for the most part...but are working on getting along so we can "work together" for Madeline...so, we will see.
Wow, so I just wrote chapters 1-5...sorry that was so long!
By the way...good topic idea!! I have really enjoyed reading about everyone....its nice to have a little refresher!!!
hi everyone!!!! im jenn... expecting for december with my unplanned baby. i was in a slump of stupidity and wasnt on any bc, yea, im a tard, and got preg. not currently with bd but live with the asshole still. at least we have seperate bedrooms!!!! hes being a dick and getting back with his ex and having her stay the night all the time. she doesnt like me, obviously now and comes over intentionally to upset me(i think) i mean i wouldnt be going somewhere that i knew my bf had a knocked up chic in the other room?!
well, this place looked like i could talk openly to other young mothers, since i dont know any around me and its nice knowing others are going through similar situations.
im on myspace too so check it www.myspace.com/trueiscrazy
My name is Ana and I've been posting on this website for a little over a year and a half. I am turning 22 this year, I have an almost three year old (Aug. 2) and a one year old. They are 18 months apart. Both boys and both are the most active little kids anyone who watches them has ever met.
I am in the Army and so is my husband we are stationed in Europe. I speak english spanish arabic and italian fluently. I run at least 12 miles a week (with my kids in a double stroller)my husband was deployed two days after my oldest son was born. I bit my lip and moved back to mi to live with my mom, until we moved here. I am a reserve soldier and I am working on my RN moves suprisingly slow when you got a couple of minipeople. My bio teacher is the devil incarnant, im sure. I am finally old enough to be considerd an adult but struggle to find the balance between being June Cleaver and having read every childcare/development book I can get my hands on and listening to Shakira and Nickelback while drinking a beer at a backyard.
I kinda missed the whole early twenties learn to dress like a grown up bit. I was in the army at 17 (uniforms all the time) and since I have been pregnant or nursing. So if anyone has any advice on dressing not like my mom but like a mom please I need guidance.
I do know a little bit about a lot of stuff so PM me if you have question about military stuff or stuff in general :)
hey true is crazy: We don't use language like 'tard. It's really offensive.
Hi, my name is Maydelin..I'm 18 years old and have a baby boy whos 7 months old. I'm married..Just graduated from high school..umm....not too good at these things. Well I got pregnant at 17, I was ttc before but just when I gave up is when it happened. My son was born a preemie at 28 weeks. He was only 2 pounds 11 ounces and 15 inches long. He had to stay in the nicu for 2 months :( . I love making friends, mostly because all the "friends " that I had left me once I was pregnant. Even more now that I have a baby, I hardly do have friends. So pm me if anyone feels like talking or is going through the same thing! :D
My name is elizabeth. 18 soon to be 19 year old expecting mommy in about 2 weeks. I'm due in november and can't wait.. i'm so impatient.lol.. no longer with bd.. he's a complete poopface.lol... looking for a job so i can pay my bills and buy stuff for my baby...
my name is melissa. i became pregnant at 17. i am now 20 years old and my daughter is a little over two. it seems like the time has just flown by. i work as a server. ive served for almost 3 years now.
i recently got up the courage to go to college. i am currently at a local community college working towards the nursing program. my dream is to work labor and delivery. bd lives with me for the time being, this may or may not change.
i do love hanging out with friends, currently i do not have any but hopefully ill get some soon. im really struggling to make it through work and school and parenting but i know it will all be worth it in the end.
anyways i like planning out the future and clean my house. i bad at introducing myself. oh and last but not least i am prochoice, but only after coming to this site and unlearning . so thanks girlmom. anyways thats me
this thread is so cool
Very cool thread!
Okay so where to begin?! I am Desiree 21 y/o mama to two girls living in Texas with Sean and them...
Ariana is 4 and will be starting school this year. I got pregnant with Ari when I was 16 and had her when I was 17. BD took off after I broke up with him and two months after I had Ari I was diagnosed with cancer. Went through six rounds of chemo and put in remission.
I got pregnant with Peyton when I was 19 and had her when I was 20. When she was about five months old...(I think) I found a lump under my armpit and thought it might be related to breastfeeding. So we nursed like a newborn and then went to the dr when it didnt go away and he took a biopsy. It came back cancerous again.
So I have just finished up a stem cell transplant and finially home and on the road to recovery. This site has been here for me when noone else was and I have met a ton of rockin mamas! umm i think thats it and if anyone has questions I am more than happy to answer or share more about my story.
Desiree is my hero!
Seriously, there is no one stronger or more beautiful than Des!
i keep meaning to do this thread and keep forgetting. Ah well, i spose now is my chance.
I'm emily, now 27 (omfg) y/o mama to my 5 y/o son Aaron (where does the time go??) I started coming to GM when i got pregnant in 2000, when the site was a gawdy orange colour. Ahhh, the good ol' days...
I'm a graphic designer and i'm currently working doing Website work for a well-known parenting magazine, which is working out pretty well. Hours are flexible and I'm being paid well for my troubles... it's contract work though and i'm still a little unsure of what to do next... but i'm sure i'll figure it out when the time comes...
I got pregnant when i was 21, and had JUST moved in with my then boyfriend... it was a whirlwind kind of romance, i met him and literally had him move in with me 2 weeks later, so I really didn't know much about him, other than what i'd heard from mutual friends... and it was mostly all bad.
I really wanted to see the good in him, and we had some pretty awesome times i admit, but the pregnancy was a HUGE shock to both of us, and he really did not take the news well.
He tried to be supportive throughout the pregnancy, but in hindsight, he was just not into it whatsoever, and things pretty much fell apart after Aaron was born. It took me a looooong time after that to really let go of the notion that things were never going to work out between us. It was really, really hard for me to digest that he was -that- toxic to us.
I still feel really, really guilty that i 'couldn't make things work' - but i know that it's not just based on me and my feelings about the situation, that BD had to work toward it too, and hasn't... I can't feel bad for him anymore because he's chosen all the paths that have led up to here... I just have to keep telling myself that I've done what I can and be happy that it's worked out this way.
So yeah. that's my (way too long) story and I'm stickin' to it.
i second that. shes amazing.
I'm Sarah, 20 year old KA. I am in University, and looking for a summer job. I'm volunteering at the local women's shelter (who I've been involved with working/volunteering for the past 3 years), and I love it there.
Umm...I'm a vegetarian and a runner. I'm "training" to do a marathon next May (haha, give myself A LOT of time) but I really need to do research on how to train properly. I love to read and I hate to vacuum.
sorry about that, i dont want to offend anyone here. i was only referring to myself being dumb at the time...
thank you so much.
Im Elli, 19 year old mum to Leigha-Rose who is nearly 11 months. Im from England, married and working part time.
I like to come here as often as i can but since moving from my parents we have no yet got the internet at our house. :(
I am Becky, i am now 19, i got pregnant, had my son, and placed him for adoption when i was 17. During the time that i was pregnant i went to the teen parent center that my school district had that was independent study and attended one class on campus, i managed to work full time, go to school full time and be pregnant on top of all of that... and i graduated a few weeks after my son was born. i went to a JC in San Diego during what would have been the spring semester of my senior year, and then i went to college @ Sonoma State University in Northern Cali. i don't really like it up there so i plan to transfer to San Diego State in spring 2007... i placed my son in an open adoption, but unfortunately his parents have decided to close it off to me, but not my parents... it is a very difficult situation and it makes me horribly depressed to know that the people i trusted with my son are keeping him from me which is exactly what they promised NOT to do... oh wow i am sorry for going on like that... i have been away from GM for a while because i thought it would be better for me, but i was wrong, i am back and i am here to stay, as long as i can help!!!
oops i forgot... my son is now 17 months old
....I don't know muhch about adoption...but i do know that what they are doing is wrong. Do they at least TALk to you? Try to tell them that he is still your son and remind them of the agreements. It sounds like they have the same problem a lot of doctors have (go in, smile at you and shake your parents hand and tak to THEM, basically ignoring you--they think you're just a kid...)
I'm sorry it's going like this.....if mom and dad are allowed to visit...why don't you go with them? At least then you can see him...
I'm Heather. I'm 24, I have a 6 year old daughter and 4 year old son. I am pregnant and due Nov 29.
I work full time and recently started a home diaper business. I'm hoping to quit my day job after the baby is born.
Im Kasie. I am 16 years old. I live in Pittsburgh PA and i am a really big Steeler Fan!!! I am about 5 1/2 monthes pregnant with my son who is due in October. I should be 17 by the time he comes unless he decides he wants to make his apperence early. I am going to be a junior in high school. After highschool i am going to go to college to get my associates degree in Child Care because I want to open up my own daycare. I have been with the bd on and off for about 5 1/2 years now. He will be 20 in July. For now we are going to be living at his mothers house and my mothers house because its free. Once I graduate we are planning on getting are own place and gettin married once are son is old enough is walk. I currently work out of my house because I am not allowed to go to work and be on my feet. My midwife said she doesnt want me to be under anymore stress then possible. My son was not planned seeing that I was on the pill when I got pregnant. But we decided that there was a reason for me having him so thats what i decided to do. I am getting very excited for him to get here and I can not wait to be a mom!
Great post...I've been out of the loop for awhile. Nice to meet all you new girls!
I'm Kristy. I'm 18 years old and living in the oh so sunny state of Washington. My little man (Kade) will be 19 months old tomorrow. I can't believe how big he is getting...wow.
I got married at the age of 16. And in a couple weeks, our divorce process with start. I'm scared, but excited knowing that it's finally coming to an end and we can move on with our lives.
I'm graduating from high school in just a couple days. I'm nervous and kind of sad. I love school. I plan on continuing my education at the local community college, then transfering to a 4-year college to major in pre-law. I would eventually like to go ASU and become a prosecuting lawyer.
Better late than never.
I'm Tiffany, 27 yo mama to an amazing 9 yo boy with autism. I'm married and have been for 10 years now, but thats a whole other post.
I'm curretly a full time student living off loans. I stopped working last fall and am now a Junior majoring in History, minoring in pre-law/womyn's studies.
I plan to go to law school and practice in special education/disability rights field.
i've been off for a long while but remember some of your names from long ago hM/gm days. strange to think how longs it's been.
i'm an almost 24 year old mama to a "3 and 3/4" year old little bean -- a wild little sprout who just mastered the monkey bars today! whoot! her dad and i now co-parent, which is a good, constantly evolving, and often tense affair. but it seems to be getting easier as the years wear on. we spent the winter in nicaragua together which was quite the learning experience ..
i'm graduating with my ba in gender/women's studies and political economy this summer and looking on towards grad school come next spring.
My name is Stephanie, I am 18 years old(I will be 19 in July) and I have a little girl named Rylee who just turned 2 in February. I love being a mom, and I hope to have another baby soon. I am not with Rylee's biological father, but I am engaged and she (rylee) thinks of my fiancee (?spell) as her daddy. I haven't been on this web site for a very long time because I moved out of my parents house and don't have the internet where I at my appt. That's me; I hope I can get to re-know everyone!
I'm Sarah, I'm 19 years old and live in Sydney Australia.
When i was 16 i got pregnant with Isaiah, i had been with his father for a year when i got pregnant and we stayed together throughout the duration of my pregnancy, i lived with my mum and sister! I had Isaiah a week before i turned 17 and a few days later, SD and I celebrated 2 years together.
In March 04, i broke up with SD, and got a job to support myself and Isaiah. I was a single 17 year old mother, but did what i had to do for my son. I continued to live with my mum since i didnt want to move out on my own just to not make it plus i couldnt get a lease anywhere for myself and Isaiah because i wasnt 18.
While working i met my now fiance' Kenric and we started dating, we decided to move in together in Febuary 05 and so we did, we lived together, i continued to work and eventually quit in June 05 because my boss wouldnt let me leave to pick up Isaiah who was sick at daycare so i walked out and never went back, I've been a SAHM for a year now.
in August Kenric and I decided to TTC, he accepted Isaiah and wanted to give him a brother or sister and i wanted that too. I was 18 by this stage.
In October last year, SD decided that he didnt want to be a parent anymore so i went to see a solictor and got papers drawn up to get all rights of Isaiah to me and so that SD didnt have any, he signed them willingly and didnt even try to get incontact with Isaiah for his 2nd birthday in November 05. SD's loss, honestly!
In that same month, the 15th of October, i found out that i was pregnant, we were so excited... we were due June 25th
In December 05 i turned 19, and got engaged and a few weeks later, got a letter from my solictor saying that the adoption papers for Kenric to sign would be ready to sign and we'd be able to come into the office on January 14th to sign them so we did. On January 24th, we found out that we were having another boy!!!
Now we're in June and our little boy Aaron Joshua is here, born June 3rd. We now have our two little boys with us.