" />I am a 34 year old stay at home mom. I have 2 children one is 17 the other is 1 and counting. I found out i was pregnant in September of 2007. I was just 3 and 1/2 weeks along. It was very shocking to me. It is Craig's first child. It was a rough start to my pregnancy dealing with starting over. My pregnancy was pretty text book other than gestational diabeties. I had it with my last pregnancy too. I delivered on May 20th 2008. My due date was June 1st 2008. Ethan weighed 7lb 8 oz. and was 21 and 1/2 inches long. I was induced and it was an uneventful labor. I got my water broke when i arrived and got stadal. When that wore off I still had nothing but discomfort with the contractions, but no pain at all. Then I got my epi. and I still wasnt in much pain at all. It hurt more to bite your cheek than the pain I was feeling. Once I got my epi. I was in the clear for pain. I was checked at 5pm and was a 10 so the Dr. came and I delivered at 5:28 pm with 3 pushes. Like I said an easy uneventful labor. I was thankful because my labor with my daughter was pretty hard. My daughter and Craig were in the delivery room with me.
Ethan has been a very easy child so far. He plays well on his own, he sleeps well, travels well, plays well with others. He does great with teething. He is a great eater and is very loving. He loves to hug and kiss and is happiest outside. I can put a hat and shades on him and bring him outside and he is as happy as can be. he is also a fan of bath time. He gets mad when I bathe him but he loves to play in the bath. He loves to sleep with his stuffed dog and falls asleep hugging it. He has a big bird puppet that he thinks is so funny. He has only been sick 2 times since being born. He is just an easy going loveable child and we are lucky to have him and his sister.
My oldest daughter is 17 and is a senior this year. She is a very smart girl and I enjoy being with her. She is staying at her grandmothers to attend highschool at a bigger school. I look forward to seeing her graduate this next year, how exciting. I had her very young and we have a special bond from that. I would never suggest having a child that early in life, It was very hard and caused a lot of shame and disappointment to my family. Everyone in my family has paid a heavy price for my early pregnancy. I realize many people on here disagree with my view on teenage pregnancy but I believe that in most , not all, situations adoption is best. It would have been the selfless thing for me to have done. I am happy that I have my oldest but I do see how she would have had a better life if I would have let her be raised by an adoptive couple. She has had the luxury to have anything she needs or wants because of my mom, but the disfuntion really affected her.It jsut go's to show that you need more than money to raise a child. You need some funtion. I was just to young at 17 to be a mom.
Lindsey is a beautiful and talented lady. She is interested in photography, we bought her an SLR camera for christmas and I am still waiting for her to learn to use it. One day I hope.. She loves flamingo's and pink is her favorite color. She is a terrible house keeper. She is easy to be around and is easy to talk too, dont get me wrong she is an unreasonable teenager at times too, and when that happens all things said above are void. lol. She is still unsure of what she wants to take in college but i hope that she go's.
Mama2LucasTTC#2ღ I have 81 kids and live in Oklahoma City, OklahomaAugust 5
Hey! Sorry I'm getting back to you a month late. I barely get on baby-gaga anymore. I've been extremely busy with school and my little one. I'll be graduating in June with honors. Also in June I'm taking my Pharmacy Technician certification exam so over the summer and during college I'll be working as a Pharm Tech. I've been accepted into 5 different universities but I've decided to stay in town (I could NEVER leave my daughter). And that's pretty much what I've been up to. Thanks so much for asking. How are you? Hope you're doing all right. :D
Mama of 5 Princesses I have 5 kids and live in Las PiMarch 12
We don't intend to stay here any longer than we have to. We were denied our appeal to let my husband come back to the states right now though, so we have to wait another 5-6 years before he can apply again for a visa. Meanwhile, we are looking into possibly going to Canada. At this point, my kids do go to school here...but not a public school. The language barrier alone was a factor for that...not to mention class size, poor quality education, etc. We found this nice little pre-school really close by..private school. My oldest went there for 2 years and then we enrolled her in their grade school that is up the road from there and she had done excellent. My next oldest will be going there next school year (which starts in June here). Not 100% happy with everything, but my only other option really is to home school and my husband wasn't keen on that idea and I wasn't sure my sanity could take me NEVER having a break from all the kids EVER. LOL Even though the girls are making a few friends in school, they make it no secret that they do want to stay here and want to go back to Michigan. Sure, I would like to keep their ties with their family and friends here after we leave, but it's just not uncommon here for people to leave for other countries. One of my oldest daughter's classmates was from Korea and just left a few weeks ago to return to Korea. Another one of her friends/classmates spent part of the school year in Hong Kong and then came back. My mother-in-law's brother actually lived in New York (but passed away) and they rarely did more than talk a couple times a year and once in a while he would send a nice package of stuff from the states. Although many families here are more close-knit than my husband's family. Seriously, we just can't WAIT to be out of here...and that includes the kids. If we wait another 5-6 years though, who knows how they will feel. But I don't think we'd stay even then. I want them to have more opportunities in life than I think they could get here. Know what I mean? Glad you enjoyed the pictures. I seem to be missing some. Not sure what happened to them. Had them all saved on the computer, but you know how crazy technology can be. Viruses and such can do all sorts of stuff. And dh has fixed this computer a number of times, so maybe they just got lost in the shuffle?
Mama2LucasTTC#2ღ I have 81 kids and live in Oklahoma City, OklahomaMarch 6
Hey mama! Everything is good here. Thanks for being concerned. We did not have the net for a while. Now that we have it, I am not on it much anyway.lol I have tried to get on here a few times, but the site was down when I did. H How are you guys doing?
Jenn, Noah, & Eli I have 2 kids and live in GeorgiaFebruary 28
Our 20 week gender scan is scheduled for 3/16. We'll see if the stubborn on cooperates.... We've had a ton of u/s so far due to the bleeding/complications- last one was as late as 16 weeks. This baby is SO stubborn/camera shy. Just rolls up into a ball in a corner and won't show you a thing!!
Mama of 5 Princesses I have 5 kids and live in Las PiFebruary 27
Hey! Yeah...I am so so busy lately. 4 kids and hubby working ALL the time, so I feel like a single mommy a lot of the time. Exhausting! LOL I want to post more on the thread, but it's so hard to keep up. How are you? I've been meaning to repost those pictures of the Philippines for you....I finally found them on the computer a couple days ago (couldn't remember where we saved them...LOL) but now I just need to remember how to upload them on this site. :)
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk I live in Los Angeles, CaliforniaAugust 17
Aww thanks a lot for the comment. I appreciate it! You have some beautiful kids!
Meka's Mommy :) I have 1 child and live in FloridaAugust 11
No not yet. Lol. Im too nervous. But I decided to just test again on Friday to give it a few more days. Hopefully itll come back with good news. Thanks for caring! :D
bia. status I have 2 kids and live in IranAugust 10
Wow you look good for 34 :o
Kelly +2 ERF/EH! I have 18 kids and live in Valdosta, GeorgiaAugust 9
Kelly +2 ERF/EH! I have 18 kids and live in Valdosta, GeorgiaAugust 9
LOL!! That was the first time she's done it though. But I got in there today and tilexed the tub lol Hopefully that was a one time thing...but I doubt it!
.:Amy+2:. I have 18 kids and live in Amarillo, TexasAugust 9
Yeah that is haha. It was his first night in the bed, he had kept getting up and I guess the last time he got up he didnt make it all the way back into his bed before he fell asleep. it was adorable :D