“She’s just such a happy baby!”
This weeks mom is Jasmine, a stay at home mom and wife to 9 month old, Skyler. Jasmine and her husband Grady have a photography business that often features their daughter in several of their marketing materials. She comes to us this week to encourage mothers to try again after an unsuccessful first pregnancy. While juggling the feat of motherhood she is also currently attending school to be a pediatric nurse. Jasmine offers us a great example of trial after great defeat! She talks to us about being about her philosophies of motherhood and views of success as a mom. Welcome Jasmine to the mom party! Enjoy.
Q: What is unique about your mothering experience that you would like to share and how can it help others?
I had an abortion at the age of 16 years old. It filled me with regret and depression. My advice is to consider adoption because that is life in your hands. It will help you to avoid the negative impacts on your life. It is important to remember that if you have gone down this road already that you can try again. What helped me was to talk to others about it but at times it is still a little difficult to discuss.
Q: What phase is she in currently and what is your method of tracking milestones?
I use an app called Baby Center, that tells me what she should be doing. There is also a program for first time mothers that I am apart of called Nurse Family Partnership. I also take pictures and videos. The app is typically right, I just watch to see how accurate it will be and if she will do those things. It’s been pretty spot on.
Skyler has a few recent milestones: teething and getting her first tooth, standing up on her own, and saying “mama!”
Q: What is your favorite thing about being a mom?
I love being a mom because I get to love on her with kisses and hugs. She has a very playful spirit, it energizes me!
Q: What makes you feel like a success as a mom?
It makes me to feel successful as a mom just to be able to be there for her. There to teach her and play with her. I want to be there to give her advice on what to do. Just being there makes me a success.
Q: Do you have any last advice to other 1st time moms?
Always, always, always ask for help because its easy to say you don’t want the help so that you can do it yourself, but others can help you. Listening to people that have kids or more life experience can give you a broader perspective on how to make the best decisions for you. My advice, get all the help you can!
Want More From Jasmine???
Check out her family’s business website or catch up with them on social media!