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I posted my intro a while back and then sort of disappeared. Some of you may know me from a long time ago (jessesgirl04). I changed my username because I had been away from JM from a long time and wanted a new start. Anyways, i'm back and pregnant with baby #5. This pregnancy has been rough! I'm extremely high risk so I see my regular OB along with my Perinatologist. I have an antibody sensitized pregnancy, had pre-eclampsia twice (with both of my boys), and then dealt with hemorrhaging and PPCM after my last child was born in 2007 (PPCM is Peri Partum Cardiomyopathy which is basically heart failure).
I'm in school full time (Medical Assisting w/Limited X-Ray Tech) and i'm just having trouble juggling everything. My oldest DS (age 12) plays tackle football which starts back up next month and that's really time consuming. My 4 year old DD has special needs (Bipolar with Anxiety Disorder) and attends therapy weekly. She will be starting Head Start in the fall. My 21 month old DS was recently diagnosed with Hypotonia (low muscle tone), epilepsy and developmental delays. We have an Early Intervention screening this coming Monday.
We weren't planning on having anymore kids given my history of high risk pregnancies, but I got pregnant on the pill. I will be getting a tubal after this baby is born. We found out that we're having a boy, and we also found out that i'm farther along than what my ticker indicates, but we're waiting to see if my OB is going to change my due date. The thought of giving birth in December scares me because I don't feel ready at all! LOL! I have 2 more months of school left and then I have to start a full time externship (40 hours a week), for 6 weeks without getting paid. I'm not sure how we're going to afford childcare for 4 kids! It's mandatory so I have to do it in order to graduate. Dh works full time so this is just stressing me out! We have no family anywhere near us so we're pretty much on our own out here. People keep telling me everything will fall into place and work out, but I don't think most people have a clue with how much we deal with on a daily basis! I would challenge any of my friends and family to spend a day in my shoes, lol!
Anyways, I just wanted to re-introduce myself. It's nice to meet other women with large families. I dont really know anyone else with a big family. Everyone around us tells us we're crazy!