Baby Day Stories: Jen

While I’m off getting the house a little more put together (at least as much as you can without any stuff!), I’m sharing some of my wonderful blogger friends’ Baby Day Stories.  To read my Baby Day Story, click here!  Today, I have Jen, who writes over at It’s My Life.  Let her know how much you enjoyed it!

I’m Jen from Illinois. I blog at It’s My Life.  I am the mom of two great kids!  A son (Ryan) who is 19 and a daughter (Sara) who is ALMOST 9.


I had my son when I was 19. He was a planned c-section because he was breech.  But he decided he wanted to come earlier than scheduled. A week before I was supposed to have him, I went into labor, my water broke and he arrived. The night he was born, there were 8 babies delivered, 7 of them boys by cesarean. We lived with my parents until my husband and I married. Without them, I don’t think we would have made it.

I met my husband when Ryan was 2, he willing accepted us as a “package deal”. He has always been Ryan’s father figure and they get along well. We married when Ryan was 4.

When Ryan was 10, we found out we were pregnant with Sara – surprise!  I can assure you that the 10 years between my pregnancies made a huge difference. I didn’t deal with the second one as well and it took a lot longer to get back to feeling like myself. I really wanted to deliver her naturally, if possible. I did but she, too, was 3 weeks early.  I did deliver her quickly and with no drugs. She gave us a scare as she wouldn’t breathe on her own for a couple of minutes. They finally got her going and spent a few hours in the oxygen tent the night she was born.


The present stage we parent in is so different from the babies we had hoped both the kids would stay in. We deal with paying for college, Barbies, what classes to take and what major should be declared, American Girl dolls, a girlfriend, Littlest Pet Shop, call us if you’ve been drinking, tap and ballet dance all over the house.  I can honestly say, there are very few dull moments in our lives, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything!


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