My name is Jessika and I am 23 years old. I am a stay at home mom(currently) and I am the mother of 2 amazing little munchkins! My son Zheylin is 5 years old and is very active, loving, and smart! He surprises us everyday! My daughter, Teagan, is almost a one year old. She is so cuddly and is our little drama queen. She is the baby we weren’t sure we could ever have. I am married to a loving, selfless, hard working man, Kaleb, 27. We like to go to parks and other new places, play games, read(Zheylin loves it!) and are involved with Zheylin’s head start class and the sports he plays! We love spending time with our families.
I became a mom at 17 years old to Zheylin. I was young and not really sure about a lot. I tried to breastfeed and wasn’t really informed well and didn’t have the support from the medical professionals that I thought I was going to have. He was tongue tied and had to have surgery to fix it. With him not having the surgery until later, and everyone making it so easy to give up breastfeeding, I did. At that point I knew if I had another child, it wouldn’t be that way again and I would be more informed and decide what was best for my children and family even more so. Like, breastfeeding, I wasn’t informed of babywearing either! I think more information needs to be given to young parents as well as support! This time around with Teagan, I breastfed(until around 4 months when I completely stopped producing anything and dealt with low supply due to my Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome so now we are Formula feeding), babywear, finally got into cloth diapering, had my children in a hospital, and with having trouble conceiving her due to health issues of my own and not knowing whether Kaleb could have any biological children of his own(Zheylin is not biologically his, but he adopted Zheylin as his own through step-parent adoption),it made me learn more and become apart of some groups on Facebook where I could learn more about most everything parenting related