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I Have a Child Becoming a Parent

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    Another Milestone

    Wow, I have my own group.  I never thought it would be this particular one, of course. Anyway, on Tuesday my son and his wife are going to a community college about 90 miles away to have another ultrasound done.  The first one was done at the doctor's office and...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 8 Responses Oct 24, 2009

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    Becoming A Grandparent Is Not As Easy As It Looks

    I did write a story here last week which I later deleted.  I was angry at the time I wrote it and decided it would be better to post a story after I stepped back and gained some perspective on the situation.   I apologize to those who took the time to read it and...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 16 Responses Feb 15, 2010

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    Now I Know

    As I am the only member of the group I created, I am compelled to populate it with stories. For any who are interested, the ultrasound yesterday was quite fascinating.  A baby who weighs approx. 14 oz.  You could see the little hands, the fingers, the feet, the toes...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 11 Responses Oct 28, 2009

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    Ladies & Gentlemen .... I Have An Announcement

    Wow, this is so weird ....  I have my own group with just my stories ... lol.  Thank you all for indulging me.   I can now complete the story.  I have a grandson.  His due date was Mar 5 but he just couldn't wait to get here.  He was born Feb 3...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 18 Responses Feb 6, 2010

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    There Must Be a More Appropriate Title

    A few days ago my son told me he & his wife are expecting their first child.  Technically, this would be my first grandchild.  There is a slight problem, however.  I am not nearly old enough to be a grandmother!  Grandma?  No way. Now don't...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 19 Responses Jun 25, 2009

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    I agree with this so much. I'm related to someone who has a child but doesn't want to be a parent anf ive ended up raising my niece since she was born. I love her like she's my own...
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    My cousin who is the same age as me, 31, made a comment that if she could turn back time, she would never had kids. This is the 2nd time she's said this and I got so disgusted. She...
    Hopeless314 Hopeless314 31-35, F 6 Responses Oct 27

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    Before ANYONE ever has kids, they need to have a dog for a couple years, if you can raise a dog, you possibly can raise a child, but if you can't keep a dog, Don't. Have. Kids.
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 14 Responses Nov 2

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    Some women are just too shameful and cunning, they would use pregnancy to tie dumb rich guys down. Children being used as a means to an end. Those kind of people who bring innocent...
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    My daughter has een married to a 'man' for a few years now and they have a 4 year old boy. My grandson is an awesome kiddo. Loves football,baseball....any sports. He has no fear...
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    Jhinsek Jhinsek 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 27

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    I unfortunately lost both my parents at a very young age and have no memories of them other than photos and at the age of 21 I outlived my mam and am due to outlive my dad within...
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    I am 26 years old. I moved with my parents to a new state. I feel like they still treat me like a kid. Especially my mother. I wish I can get out but financially I cannot. I don't...
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    Both my children off meds... Grand daughter frightened and being hurt. Illness or not, it's on!!!! Bring it!
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    I know mom wants me to be safe and all, but all this worrying makes me feel like I can't do anything without her approval and that I have to go over pretty much all and any of my...
    almaera almaera 18-21, F Oct 25

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    It's just been recently that I can even be around pregnant women without being awkward. The idea of growing a human was too much for me. However, everyone seems to be ready for me...
    meganbreck meganbreck 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 23

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    Mom, dad if you really did love me you'd know how much these boys mean to me. It's because of you I had to lean on a band when I'm feeling alone.
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    I think there is a misconception about not wanting to have children. It doesn't mean that I hate kids. It doesn't mean having children vs not having children is right or wrong. It...
    rwright1 rwright1 22-25, F 13 mins ago

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    I wasn't born into a good family. If I was a child of one of the mansion clan it would have been better for me. My father was the "John Wayne" type. So he expected me to walk talk...
    ATroubledLife ATroubledLife 46-50, M Nov 2

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    I've babysat a couple of my sisters kids and she never spanked them. I couldn't handle them, they're were seriously out of control and I wanted to scream, I threatened to spank if...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 4

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    It's not the children that bother me, it's the parents. I hate seeing pictures of kids on facebook. Imagine when they are teenagers and all their friends will be able to find baby...
    marydawn marydawn 22-25, F Nov 6

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    I've recently embraced my homosexuality and for a long time I was convinced that I wouldn't have children. Then I discovered elective co-parent where two people agree to raise a...
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    BleuGardenia BleuGardenia 26-30, F Nov 3

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    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 2 Responses Nov 9

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    jacquelinepham jacquelinepham 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    Lexx42 Lexx42 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Adaptationn Adaptationn 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 23

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