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Post by Katie on Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:38 pm

This is the first public forum in which I am sharing this news. Eventually, I will share with all because this is such a big part of our lives.

My daughter, Kass (for those of you who don't really know me), is having a baby. She is 5 1/2 months pregnant and due the week after she graduates from high school Shocked She is keeping the baby, a boy. They will be living with us while she continues on thru college. At this point the father is not in the picture (thankfully, because he is a not a nice person, has no drive, and treats Kass horribly), but that could always change. While this is not what we wanted for Kass' life at this time, she is our daughter and she is having a baby. In our eyes a baby is always a blessing.

So...if I seem quiet, just know that things are a tad busy as we go thru these adjustments.

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Post by KimL141 on Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:42 pm

for your family! I can only imagine how scary this must be for her. I am glad that she has you because I know that you will be a great support system for her. I'm sorry that the baby's dad will not be in the picture, but it sounds like it's better that way.

I can't imagine what you are going through, but if there is anything I can do, or if you just need a place to talk, I am here for you!

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Post by Mara on Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:56 pm

to you and Kass and the whole family. It is just amazingly awesome how supportive you are being. And you are right a baby is a blessing.

As someone who gave up a child in large part because I had no support I commend you for being there for her. I hope she has a nice easy pregnancy and a happy healthy baby Smile

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Post by Kaymcee on Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:54 pm

Wishing you and your family the best! My dear friend went through this...twice...she had her son at 17 and her son had his daughter at 16. Grandma at age 34. Scary indeed.
Despite all the trials and tribulations she has experienced through the years and being a single mom, she has done VERY well for herself. And her son has too.
Your family and Kass will make it over the bumps and her baby will be surrounded by the support he needs. Wishing you and your family well!
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Post by Tamara on Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:10 pm



I love how you said: While this is not what we wanted for Kass' life at this time, she is
our daughter and she is having a baby. In our eyes a baby is always a
blessing.

You are an awesome Mom! We will be here for you while you are there for her.
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Post by Katie on Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:16 pm

You are all the best! I felt very safe sharing this news here first and you have all confirmed why I feel that way.

Thank you so much for sharing your stories and offering your support. It really does make a world of difference to know that there is a happy ending, even though it will take hard work and determination on Kass' part & lots of patience on mine & Scott's part.

Jennifer- I will definitely heed your advice about not doing too much. I already know that that will be something I have to remind myself on a daily basis. I am a nuturer by nature. Smile

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Post by rukristin on Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:18 pm

Katie. You are a wonderful mom. And Kass is an incredible person because of you. And so will her baby boy. We love you so much, and we're here for anything you need.

If Kass needs anyone to talk to, I'm always here Smile

if you need anything at all, please let me know. Smile Lots and lots of love for you.

And as much as this might not be what everyone wanted. Make the best of it, and enjoy it. You only have your first baby, and your first grandbaby once:)

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Post by Sarabear on Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:33 pm


Congrats!
You are a great mom!
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Post by HappyStamper on Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:11 pm

Congratulations! As you said, this may not be perfect timing but a baby is a blessing. Apparently God thinks this is the right time. I was a teen mom, too, and I'm pretty proud of the kid I raised. Wink
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Post by Pooky on Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:09 pm

congratulations on your new addition. you are a fantastic mom to be so supportive.

jen - thanks for sharing your story too

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Post by asarasota on Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:30 pm

Congratulations on the new baby... and lots of :hug:s

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Post by Laura on Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:37 pm

Such a wonderful, supportive mother you are! Kass is lucky to have you and you are all blessed to be welcoming this little man into your lives. Congratulations!

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Post by jessicabree on Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:43 pm

I am glad you felt like you could tell us.

My first thought: how wonderful that your family has such a strong relationship that you can all work thru this together! I always knew that if I got pregnant young I could tell my mom and she might be upset but would support me.

My second thought, a baby is a blessing!

I can only imagine the hard work and adjustment it will take but my mom had me at 18 and it all worked out Smile My sister had her first child at 19, and my mom and dad really helped her through some tough times. I think its so great that you have a plan for her to go to college! Having an education so she can have a plan forward will really help her down the road - that is something my sister did not do. She is just now planning to go to college (but this was not just because of getting pregnant).

Huge for the family as you all adjust through this!
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Post by jennaroo on Tue Feb 08, 2011 7:28 pm

Jennifer- I will definitely heed your advice about not doing too much. I already know that that will be something I have to remind myself on a daily basis. I am a nuturer by nature. .

Lol one of the hardest things I think is for the moms to back off, your DD is still your baby in yours eyes......it'll be ok though......just give her the courage to do it on her own...she needs to hear that she can do this and often. Confidence is key!!!

When is her due date?



Cindy - I'm pretty proud of mine too, best mishap I've ever had. I wouldn't trade her or my experience for a thing in the world and if I had to do it all the same over again, I wouldn't hesitate.



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Post by Tess on Tue Feb 08, 2011 9:42 pm

You are an amazing Mom. That is all! Smile
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Post by monica on Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:28 pm

There have been so many wonderful comments here and I second all of them. She is lucky to have such a supportive family during a time that must be very scary for her! Hugs and congrats to all of you.

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Post by scrappnness on Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:31 pm

and Congratulations!!! A baby is a wonderful blessing!

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Post by Abbygail on Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:24 am

I agree with what everyone has said so far. The only thing I have to add is that you'll be in real trouble if you don't share pictures with us when little guy gets here!
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Post by Katie on Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:57 am

Thank you to everyone! I really am positive about this. Several people have commented that I don't seem upset. Don't get me wrong, I am a little stressed & had a hard time when my sister dragged me into Babies R Us this past weekend, but I guess I really don't see how being upset will help Kass.

Abby-I plan on taking lots of pics & sharing! I told Kass I wanted baby belly pics. Not for me, but really for the little guy. So he knows he was loved from the get-go.


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Post by Sara Laurent on Wed Feb 09, 2011 8:17 am

Katie wrote:
Abby-I plan on taking lots of pics & sharing! I told Kass I wanted baby belly pics. Not for me, but really for the little guy. So he knows he was loved from the get-go.


That is SUCH a wonderful idea!!!
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Post by Abbygail on Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:11 am

Oh good you're getting belly pics! I wasn't 100% sure how you felt about those and I love the idea behind it!
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Post by Katie on Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:14 am

Just wanted to update you all....we found out at her OB appt on Wednesday that her actual due date is May 31. The week before she graduates. All else is well.

Thanks again!!!

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Post by rukristin on Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:16 pm

Give her hugs from us Smile

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Post by kariann on Fri Feb 11, 2011 4:04 pm

Thinking positive thoughts for you and your family! Embrace it!
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