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 !
ITS INSANE how hazel can remember so much more!
When we read now she remembers the characters and even the books words.
I love how she can identify more letters too!!!
My ultimate challenge is trying to keep my sanity while handing the 4 year old stage.
Wish me luck!
Also, here is to all of the parents out there who are doing their best!
A little Happy Birthday video from Hazels 4th Bday Party!
My faveorite part is at the end when she just tells me “NO” in regards to making a wish.
Where the hell have i been?
i can admit ive been in a very dark mental space unfortunately.
After i last posted in July, i found out a very very close friend of mine was in a horrible accident.
Long story short she was in the hospital for two weeks before she passed away. Ever since then i felt like i was drowning. I was so hurt and upset.
I felt like i could of done something. This woman was with me through a lot of things. Even before, during and after my pregnancy. Helped me with hazel, my breakdowns,my feelings,every single one of hazels parties.
Hannah passed away the day after my mothers birthday. A little over a week before Hazels 4th birthday. EVerything felt like it was crashing.
I miss her so much. Three days after her passing i even got a tattoo, it felt right. (im not finished with it yet).
Im being proactive and think about her everyday. Her family and some of her friends are all doing a Team Hannah for MADD ( Mothers Against Drunk Driving) on the 16th. I cant wait to walk for Hannah.
Current mood of unpacking:
Oh the joys of moving.
You guys are probably all sick of hearing about this crazy move! lol 😂
Hazel has been digging it, A LOT!
It’s so wonderful that my neighbors have kids! Around hazels age and she is discovering the benefit of that.
I’m always prepared now for the kids knocking on the door and going “ IS HAZEL HOME?!? CAN HAZEL PLAY?!?”
Speaking of playing it’s a love hate relationship having my very good friend and mom pal Right next door.
Our kids are slowly learning that you just can’t run to the other persons house when you get mad. 🤷♀️
Now that the brutal summers are slowly fading (*fingers crossed*) she can go out and play more with her friends, discover new things and most of all explore outdoors ❤️
Why does her 4th birthday have to be a month away?
YOU GUYS IM FINALLY DONE MOVING.
it took a week and a ton of work and the weekend to slightly get adjusted. 😓
Poor hazel didn’t take it all to well, she was having accidents,fits and you name it.
I’ve tried explain the house transition to her the best I can but now she sees her toys and bed etc in the house. she actually gets that we literally moved our stuff over to a DIFFERENT house you just can’t take the old house with you. ☺️
So far even though it’s been a couple days,it’s great. Having a great mom friend as my neighbor that I knew before I signed my lease. So our kids play everyday now and it’s so awesome 💕
When you need a nap after your fave sandwich ❤️
Gone off and on!
Poor little hazel and I got slammed with the flu for a while. It felt so never ending.
Thankfully being back on our feet I’m back to packing!
We are already moving next week!
These past few weeks have been so insane.
So insane I forgot to do laundry and let other parts of the house go which I feel like is okay. I’m only human!
I had my mom come into town then leave.
Right after that had my best friend come to town, celebrate my 21st birthday with me! (Pics coming soon) and then leave 😞
Then after that was Mother’s Day and now I gotta start packing for my move along with moving hazel to different schools.
I’m hoping she can handle it well.
I’ve been mentioning it to her about the different moves we are doing!
She been responding well to it all for now, thankfully.
Someone is excited about Mother’s Day and party gear!
I’ve been writing on this blog since I was 16&3 months pregnant.
Now, I’m turning 21 on Monday and hazels 3&/½!
Someone loves when grandma flys in! 💕
One of my good friends is the captain of one of the fire stations here in Tucson! So we finally had time to go and check how it all works out!
Determined Hazel was still running around and shooting the water gun when the other kiddos left!
I know for me, my allergies have been making me not leave the house,miss out on events, you name it. I’ve even had to double up on my allergy medication!
Now I think Hazel is getting bothered by our high pollen count as well, she’s getting the runny nose and itchy eyes!
We went to go play at the park and play in the water splash pad just so we could get out for once since I’ve had to be stuck in the house!
She was 100% committed to playing and having a good time even with her nose!
Tonight though as I’m laying her down I applied Vicks and right as I had a wad of it on my hands she hit the glob and smeared it on her lips and cheeks.
Oh man is it hell right now lol
I tried getting it all off! But the Vicks helped her breathe so well she’s out!
For now… 😳
Here is through the eyes of Hazel,in her bedroom.
This is what she does when I’m sleeping. I ended up crawling into her bed so I can keep an ear out for her while I napped a little longer.
I find it so beautiful and different because you don’t realize what they see!
HAZEL JUST OPENED A BUNCH OF TAMPONS AND THEN DECIDED TO THROW THE TAMPONS AND THE WRAPPERS IN THE AIR AND SAY “It’s a partyyyyyy!!!!”
HOW IS THERE A BABY IN THERE?!
OH MAN OH MAN. This was a interesting conversation with hazel. A good friend of mine is pregnant and im trying to teach hazel how to not be as rough when they play. So i decided to say it, there is a baby in her tummy.BOOM! Hazels face explained it all. Ive broken it down to her in the past that she grew inside my stomach and i ended up getting a big big belly! due to my friend not showing yet hazel is super confused and now thinks me her and everyone else in the block has a baby in their tummy. She went to her daycare the other day and when i picked her up the daycare was 50/50 on if i was pregnant or not! had to debunk that myth and explain that i was just trying to make her a little more careful with those who ARE pregnant. PHEW! Here is a throwback thursday of when i was in my last week of pregnancy! *to see more clearly click to see full post*
A beautiful summary.
Co sleeping snores
I don’t know if I’m the only parent that does this but there is something so soothing and relaxing about laying next to them when they are sleeping,it takes me back to when she was a baby and things were so complicated but so much simpler! We would always snuggle,latch,be up in the night with diapers and most of all I loved the little baby smell she had.
Hazel co sleeps with me on my days off but even though I have a ton of things to finish around the house I just want to stay next to her.
Part of me loves to just grab her cute hand and hold it near my heart.
We have such chaos now where I’m always so busy and so is she.
My whole world stops when I hold her.
I don’t want this to go away! ❤
To put some incentive to brushing teeth we got a printable one and added some magnet tape with some foam cut outs!
Nothing is more relieving than that Hazel is now fully aware of her lactose/dairy allergy.
Anywhere we go that involves food(even the store or parties) she lets others know she has a lactose/dairy allergy to make sure she doesn’t get sick! Yay!!!
Her face in the first photo hold so much sass 😭
OMG MOM THATS HOW SMOOTHIES ARE MADE