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Hey all, I just joined yesterday, and was immediately guided here to find some new friends. Some of this will be a bit redundant from my intro post, but bear with me.
I go by Kat, and I'm 21 years old. This will be my first pregnancy. I only found out on the sixth, using an at-home test (though I did take three more the next day, and one a day for the three days after, ha!). My first medical call was to my neurologist, who confirmed and decided to help me ease off of the medications I've been on for fibromyalgia (and boy is that causing some bad vertigo). Simple math says mid-March as a due date, though I won't be having my first pre-natal visit until the 30th. My OB-GYN decided that, since I just had my last visit in February, they won't need to see me until the first ultrasound. Seeing as how I'm new to this, I don't really know if I should argue.
I'm a big goofball, though usually pretty reserved before I get to really know someone. Despite having hair any rainbow of colors, 30 body piercings, and lots of tattoos, I'm actually very polite, quiet, and nurturing to those whom I meet. Many of my friends' children already refer to me as Mamma Kat, actually. How I look is merely a personal choice in fashion and self-expression. Still, I can't help but wonder what people might think of seeing me with a baby. (One of my best friends is very heavily modified, and we always get the strangest looks when toting around her two daughters -- not that I really care anymore.)
__________________ Lisa: ~~ wife of 14 years to Mica ~~ Mommy to lots of kitties. We're progressive, Pagan, and can't wait to practice attached, gentle parenting to our little GIRL who is due March 1st!
Try not to worry about what other people think, there opinions don't matter anyways.
I am 23 years old and due on the 15th. My immediate family has been very supportive of me keeping my baby since I will be a single mother, I too wonder what others will think and how there opinions of me might change, but if there opinions don't matter to you then they can have no affect on you
Keep your head up you have a beautiful new life growing inside you!
Congratulations and welcome! I'm also expecting my first.
As far as people judging you based off how you look.. screw 'em. lol
How many tats do you have? The one on your shoulder/arm looks neat!
I haven't cared pretty much ever, since everything people notice about me is something I did on purpose. The only time I get angry is when people think it's okay to take pictures of me without asking (one guy at a restaurant blatantly used a camera with a big flash, until I finally yelled at him to act like an adult and ask --- seriously, the guy could have been my dad).
Anyway, I have a hard time counting now. Between 10 and 20, depending on how I go about counting them. The most noticeable are my chest-piece and full sleeve, but I also have my wrists, fingers (mustaches and "finger quotes"), a side piece, my hip, ankle, and both feet done.
Also, I can't wait to get my butt out of Florida. All of my family but my mom and brothers live in St Louis (where we transplanted from), and my best friend fell in love with our home town when I brought her there with me a couple of years ago. Also, my bf's family is all in Ohio, so it's close, I guess.
Secondly, I also have visible tattoos & sort of hidden piercings. I'm constantly getting strange looks and judgemental people. My theory is, if they want to judge me based on my looks, then I didn't need them in my life in the first place. Despite my appearance I'm actually a great mother to two that I already have and will continue to be with this baby! Outward appearance is way overrated if you ask me.