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Beautiful Blessings (Leah)

April 25, 2011

I am 23 years old and expecting my third baby. My children are 1 and 8 months apart ,I have two girls and I’m praying for a little boy. My first pregnancy was a natural birth that lasted 5 hrs. and my second pregnancy was an emergancy c-section. I love my doctor I have the smallest scar you ever seen. The journey through both pregnancies were life changing and I can’t wait to see whats next. I came across this site to get a glimps of what my belly might look like in my third pregnancy and I’ve seen dissapionting comments that led me to post my story. Not only am I m having a third baby but my children are bi-racial and I know how it feels to be ridicualed in public by people. They are half puerto rican and african american and their beautiful. I actually was in shoprite and A women came up to me and said your a very young nanny, I thought to myself she must think my kids were somebody elses becauses their so light and I’m darker then them. It did hurt alittle, but I just told here that these are my children and then she went on saying that I should be ashamed because of my age. I asked her how old do you think I am , she replied 15 and yes I do look young but to flat out embaress me like that in public was rude of an older women.

so I finally told here that Im 23 and I could see that she was embaressed , I said its ok I get it alot. I knew she was embaressed and she apologized. I had so many comments given to because thier bi racial and because I look young but, I just pray for those people and keep my head up. I write this not only for myself but all moms out there. God bless you and keep doing the best career in the World.

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10 Responses to “Beautiful Blessings (Leah)”

  1. Kat Says:
    April 25th, 2011 at 11:05 am

    I get the “you look young” comments too. When i was pregnant with my third, i got all kinds of rude comments because my ring didnt fit and i couldnt wear it. People are so rude sometimes. Your attitude is so refreshing, and you are stunning! Your family is beautiful. Congratulations on your newest addition!

  2. Maria Says:
    April 25th, 2011 at 11:08 am

    I had two young girls, very little apart (oldest is 3 and youngest is 2) and they are really different from each other (one a blue-eyed blonde and the other a lovely dark- skinned brunette) and a woman came on to me at the park and asked if the youngest was adopted.
    I really felt insulted at first. Why?- I replied, and what if? – I thought. She couldn’t explain herself, and after that I felt really sorry for her, a woman thay only sees the shells. There are many of them I guess.

    You look gorgeous, by the way!!

  3. L Says:
    April 25th, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Your a beautiful woman. It think its awesome your children are biracial. Im a mix of everything as was my mom. My fathers hispanic while my mom was african american and italian but she looks a little asain as do I. Im sorry for that rude woman. Im 23 and have two kids 5&2. I get rude comments alot also about my age. But people are dumb nowadays. Hope you get your lil boy..best wishes!

  4. MJ Says:
    April 25th, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    i think your family is gorgeous! and i think you look amazing congats on #3 how exciting!! i to im preggo with my third due any minute now!! i have a 4 & 2yr old i was 19, 21 and just turned 24 so i im young to and do get funny looks some times but my dh is older than me but looks young so when were together ppl dont really think anything of it!! but with my 1st i got a lot of dirty looks oh well im a good mom and thats all that matters! i love your outlook on life and your strength as a women good for you!! ps i luv ur kids’ skin color i think they are beautiful!!

  5. Jenny W Says:
    April 26th, 2011 at 11:21 am

    Definitely a wonderful attitude. There is absolutely nothing wrong with being a young mother or being biracial. People are too judegmental these days. I am sure you are a wonderful mother and you have a wonderful family, and that is what truly matters.

  6. Sarah P. Says:
    April 26th, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    You’re a beautiful and strong woman. Keep up that attitude. I’m so sorry that that ignorant and nasty woman stopped you in the store like that – who does that? I’m glad you were able to tell her your age. Maybe she deserved a little embarrassment. ;) I love your story here. It seems like the classic and NEW American dream. It isn’t the 1950s any more. Color doesn’t keep love from happening. ;)

  7. Colleen Says:
    April 27th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    You are one of the most beautiful people I’ve ever seen! Your face is gorgeous, do you get told that a lot?

    The next time somebody is rude to you like that lady, just point out what when you’re 40 you’ll only look 30!

  8. Summer Says:
    May 2nd, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    My kids are also biracial. I had a woman approach me in Walmart and ask who’s baby my son was. I was like he’s mine and she said, “but he’s white”. I replied yeah his dad is white. She told me he’s to white to be mine! Uhm I’m pretty sure I know what child I gave birth to and even if he wasn’t mine by birth when I say he’s mine he’s mine. Stupid people..

  9. Darla Says:
    May 24th, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Wow it amazes me how people have such nerve! My children are also biracial and one is brown like me and the other ilizzie color as DH and someone actually asked me if they had different fathers, what kind of question is that? I guess its good that at least they didnt assume I was “the help” lol. Firstly my kids look just alike except for complexion and secondly it’s none of anybody’s business. I like how they think they have a right to be in a perfect stranger’s business! I think what it is, is that they think they habe you all figured out based on their sterotypes and they just need affirmation. SMH People baffle me. Anyhow I think your baby is beautiful and good luck with the next.

  10. Darla Says:
    May 24th, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Wow, iPhone sorry, that should read the other is the same color as DH ?

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