girl-mom

Community Advocacy and Support by and for Young Mothers

21, single mom, Alabama

14 posts / 0 new
Last post
Pit Hanbod
Pit Hanbod's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 3 months ago
Joined: 2006-07-10 14:37
21, single mom, Alabama

Hi everyone. I found this doing a google search for young, single mother's communities on the net.

I am 21 years old and a new mother to Emarie Rose, my four month old daughter. I am not married and proud of it.

My story:

I had just moved in with my jerk boyfriend shortly after his "suicide attempt" (that turned out to be just for attention) in KC, MO. I had quit my VERY GOOD job at the local Sheriff's Dept. to move up there to take care of me. Like most liars, he promised me forever and that he'd stand by me through everything.

That was, of course, until I saw two lines on an E.P.T. His reaction to that, while I was in the floor sobbing, was "I'm going back to bed."

He made it very clear early on that he wanted no part of it, even going so far as to say "You know, if you'd take some of (my friend that had just had a car wreck)'s pain medicine you could probably get rid of our problem..." He also let his mother belittle and berate me to the point of sobbing in front of his family.

I had always said I believed strongly in abortion, and I do believe a woman has a right to choose, but from the day I found out I was pregnant, abortion wasn't the choice I wanted to make. SO, I moved back home to Alabama to have the baby.

Emmie is now a beautiful and thriving four-almost-five month old, born January 12. Although I may not make it out to as many Bright Eyes shows or political rallies as I used to, she has been the light of my life. I am in the process of trying to rebuild my career to the point I was at before (it's taking a while, I had worked pretty high up before then I just up and quit for a worthless man) and have three years behind me working towards my criminal justice degree. I'm big time into the independent music scene and still try to catch shows as often as possible. I joined this board because sometimes I just want someone to talk to who understands what it's like.

As for Emmie's father- He's been to see her once since her birth, only a month ago, and I doubt he'll ever be coming back.

c'est la vie.

You can check out my blog about being a single mother along with pictures of my beautiful daughter here:

http://scenestermommy.blogspot.com/

So, in short, Hello everyone.

Pit Hanbod
Pit Hanbod's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 3 months ago
Joined: 2006-07-10 14:37
21, single mom, Alabama

ha, excuse me, i'm 22. i seem to forget that lately. 21 when emmie was born though.

sherylsue
sherylsue's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 6 months ago
Joined: 2006-01-12 12:18
21, single mom, Alabama

hiya! single motherhood is pretty awsome, both in that its really cool and the its a huge undertaking. welcome aboard.
and about the age thing- I do that ALL the time, glad to know others are confused about how old they are too.

Pit Hanbod
Pit Hanbod's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 3 months ago
Joined: 2006-07-10 14:37
21, single mom, Alabama

The ages just all started to blur after 18....
:wink:

sherylsue
sherylsue's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 6 months ago
Joined: 2006-01-12 12:18
21, single mom, Alabama

yea... I had the munchkin 20 days after my 18th bday so half the time I don't even give the right birthdate, I have to sound like a genius, how old are you? ....uh 22 no wait...23.
Right, and birthdate? ummm 5/29 no wait the 9th...the29th is Alexis...
but hey babybrain goes away sometime right?

Pit Hanbod
Pit Hanbod's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 3 months ago
Joined: 2006-07-10 14:37
21, single mom, Alabama

I'd like to think so, but i guess it depends on the baby and the brain in question! ;)

candy-eyed
candy-eyed's picture
Offline
Last seen: 9 years 1 month ago
Joined: 2005-09-07 23:55
21, single mom, Alabama

OMG, she's so adorable!

Welcome.

Pit Hanbod
Pit Hanbod's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 3 months ago
Joined: 2006-07-10 14:37
21, single mom, Alabama

candy-eyed wrote:
OMG, she's so adorable!

.

Thank you so very much! I can't get enough of hearing that!

Pit Hanbod
Pit Hanbod's picture
Offline
Last seen: 8 years 3 months ago
Joined: 2006-07-10 14:37
21, single mom, Alabama

wow, i'd just like to say that i'm really enjoying this forum. it's exactly what i've needed this whole time. I place to vent, a place to learn, a place to share, to grow, to reach out to other mothers in need.....

And, i'm excited about getting into that trade forum too! I've got loads of 0-3 mos. dresses that are just crazy beautiful, but everyone i know who is pregnant/has newborns has boys!

naivete
naivete's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 11 months ago
Joined: 2004-05-06 15:48
21, single mom, Alabama

Hey and welcome to the boards :)

I'm Cristi, 22 year old mama to 2 1/2 yr old Trey.

ramonegirl
ramonegirl's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 weeks 6 days ago
Joined: 2004-11-27 23:32
21, single mom, Alabama

i'm heather 23 y/o mama to lyric who'll be 5 in september (EEK!)

welcome, yo :)

Chicamocha
Chicamocha's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 years 6 months ago
Joined: 2004-05-08 14:16
21, single mom, Alabama

i'm jenni mama to 2.5 year old xander man.

adcaela
adcaela's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 9 months ago
Joined: 2005-12-09 01:23
21, single mom, Alabama

welcome to girlmom, I'm glad you found us.

monkey
monkey's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 years 10 months ago
Joined: 2004-05-06 16:47
21, single mom, Alabama

Hello, and welcome. I'm originally from Alabama (actually, I'm there at this very moment) but I moved to London six years ago.