Not Your Average Teen Mom
Hi! My name is Stephanie. I’ve been blogging for 4 years and decided last year during the beginning of my pregnancy to create a blog specifically on my experience with being a pregnant teen and now a teen mom to my daughter Hazel. It’s for others to discover and see from the actual teen parent view. My blog consists of Hazel’s development, photos, videos, my pregnancy, answered questions on advice and more. There are various links for you to explore to specifically find what you want to read or look at. Enjoy !
In mini celebration of her half birthday ❤
- Tumblr *getting in the car after my chiropractor visit*
Hazel: okay now you gotta lay down on the table mom and take a DEEPP BREAAATH!!!
Hazel: *makes neck cracking sounds*
Hazel: all done!
Officially less than 4 months away till my 21st birthday! 💅🏼🙌🏻
Hazels purple hair ft awesome worn out princess tat
Hazels starting to sleep an extra couple hours now the past few days.
I can feel a growth spurt coming!
Uh oh hazels found all the hair coloring goodies again!
Someone is learning how to ride their new bike they got from santa!!!!! 😍
Hazel Hazel Hazel,
She’s already gunna be 3 and a HALF next month.
She’s learning how to ride her bike and it’s amazing! Teaching the coordination can be tough but we are getting it!
She also has been even more communicative.
She’s picking up on things and their uses just by observing.
For example we were eating out and she saw the use and purpose of a take out box.
“Mommy can I please have one of those? I need to save my food for later.”
WHERE DOES THAT COME FROM? Kids are so adaptable it’s scary and amazing!
Her hair is also starting to change into my original color and it looks so beautiful!!!
Plus, Hazel is learning it’s of Spanish! Granted it’s choppy but im so proud of her!
Go Hazel go! 🙌🏻😇
I couldn’t pick one so I decided to just upload them all. Gosh Hazel stop getting so big!!’ 💕
Beep beep!! My new car! 🚗
Happy new year❤
I’m so happy it’s a new year.
I don’t even know why the past month or two has been hell.
But I’m feeling somewhat leveled again.
I didn’t post for a while because I ended up going to withdrawals again but this time they were delayed. I was wondering why all of December things slowly kept getting different in my process of things. But thankfully after a ton of phone calls I have my anxiety/depression medication back!!! 😌
Hazel has picked up on that mommy is better. She would ask a lot why I would cry or why I didn’t want to eat or get out of bed at times.
But I’m happy to no longer be at that state.
I also worked my ass off for a new car,Christmas and a handful of other things.
Sometimes you just gotta buckle down 💪🏻
Hazel and pals
Teaching Hazel how to do dishes and she’s been having a blast.
Things have been snowballing into harder and harder events.
On top of the struggle I lost a dear friend of mine.
I feel pretty done with December but I’m still embracing it as much as I can.
I keep doing my best to find the positives in my days and look at how wonderful hazels growing.
She’s starting to understand Christmas and santa and it’s so cute!
We have a tree and fake presents in the office at my apartment complex and it’s so cute because she’s like “it’s a present so I HAVE to open it.”
So she starts ripping open these empty boxes and it’s so cute!
Let’s see how Christmas treats us!
Thank you everyone for all of your support on the good and the bad days.
Hazel and her friends ❤️
Oh my goodness this month has flown by fast already.
I’ve been working my butt off but then my car decided to stop working.
So not having a car lately with Hazel has been tough but I grew up without a car so I know how manage for the most part.
My little village of people who help me from time to time have helped me go to the store,work and all that. I feel like it’s my good karma coming back to me from those I have helped.
Wanna know what else is awesome?
I don’t need to buy pull ups anymore! 🙌🏻
It’s so so so so so so so so so NICE.
It’s so bittersweet watching her get older.
She’s understanding so much more everyday.
I feel like the “threenager” wave has calmed down for now.
Even though time to time as every parent goes through this,we get caught up!
“I’ll be out there in 5mins” really means 10 because we wanna get those 4838449 hugs and kisses right before I leave.
I’ve been carpooling to work and the girls I carpool with aren’t parents but they are slowly learning that I do get caught up with hazel over simple things even if im not leaving for work!
It’s also been hard lately because none of my family is here or my best friend. They are in Colorado and Florida.
So when Hazel asks “why can’t they be here?”
I end up crying about it sometimes because they can’t be here,they don’t live here anymore and it’s tough. It’s tough doing the cooking,cleaning,playing,loving,working,bills and EVERYTHING..by myself.
But even on the hard days,it’s always worth it.
Happy holidays everyone ❤️
I was out shopping and my friend managed to snap a picture of me participating in a fit with Hazel.
Every time I throw myself on the ground with her,she realizes that it’s ridiculous and that there isn’t a point to doing it.
Dear little Hazel,
Your imaginary friend didn’t my cookies sweetie. I see the chocolate on your face,I still love you though ❤️
The mom cut I gave Hazel wasn’t doing so well so I took her to Toni and Guy and she loved having her first professional haircut! 💞
A month too long
**fair warning this might be long**
Ive been off the grid lately. I needed a break to clear everything around me to better myself.
Its been way too long since ive written and so of course im back!!!
First things first im so happy i have gotten so much support with being a mother here on Tumblr.
I created this blog at three months pregnant having no idea how far this was going o og.
Now hazel already turned three in August and its all blown by so fast.
Ive been taking the steps to be able to spend more time with hazel.
We have been going to the children’s museum a lot to not only expand and explore little hazels brain but to help me with my everyday social anxiety.
When it comes to anxiety ive been prescribed medications,a few years of therapy and so forth.
I decided to stop school and my medications and i feel so much better.
I was KICKING SO MUCH ASS in school. I was so proud of myself but it wasn’t making me happy. Yes i love BME and everything about it but i dont think the field could bring me TRUe. Happiness like other fields might.
“But what about money?” Says everyone…
At the end of everyday money might help me overcome some stressful bills and hazels costs but i dont believe money can buy me happiness.
So i went with my gut instinct.
I stopped sleeping in and feeling depressed dye to cutting my meds,school,negative situations and all that crap.
Granted waking up at 7am at first felt like hell.
Now it’s like second nature all over again .
Im even eating and sleeping more!!!
Learning how to take care of yourself and love your self is HARD. It feels even harder when you’re a singer mom too but that doesnt mean its impossible.
I cant stress enough how important it is to take care of yourself.
Those days ive called out of work and maybe took 10 mins extra of quiet time to myself in the shower were worth it.
How am i supposed to be a good mother,partner,co worker,daughter,etc if i dont take care of ME?
There is only one of me, everyone else is already taken.
Count your blessings
Today has been hell as I’ve somewhat mentioned before. Literally Hazel has whined,screamed and just pure three year old madness… ALLL DAAYYYY. touched her food on accident?didnt want to put on her favorite movie or give her coffee? I guess I’m the bad guy 😰lol It’s started to just feel so damn hopeless and feeling like it will never end. Then she finally ATE. Her picky food side paused and she started to eat. She looked up at me and smiled and i felt my whole body just feel warm and everything else didn’t matter. A whole day of hell and absolute exhaustion and just that one moment made it all disappear and brought reassurance. It’s funny how it all works.
Nothing is more frustrating then having to accept there is ONLY 24 hours in a day…
Its so frustrating and draining being busy doing all these different things.
I’m happy I was at least able to spend the other day with her ALL DAY. It was a blast.
I’ll write more about it later.
Wish me luck with my sanity. 😞😰