My 1st Born/ My Teacher…..

2 months of bed rest, spotting, migraines, 39 hours of labor and a C-section that ended in blood clots ! This girl put me through the wringer ! But, Justice taught me how to be a Mama!! There’s no experience like real life experience. Having Justice was one of the most exciting and scariest times in my life. At the age of 23, I was learning how to be an adult and finding my way in my career! I read all the books and googled everything but nothing I read could teach me what was innate! I bought all the swaddle blankets (she hated it), we bought an American made custom crib with breathable bumpers (she never slept in it). I was told don’t hold her so much she will be spoiled (yeah right it’s my baby) don’t sleep with her (she slept in our bed until she was 5). I had the subscription to Parents Magazine if it said it we had it! I read “What to Expect When Your Expecting” and had a notebook with notes! My mom bought every book possible for me and the baby!

But Mama listen to me closely! A book can give you ideas and suggestions but your insticist comes into play immediately. 1/2 the stuff the book says you don’t really need!!

So, to all my new Mama’s out there cuddle your babies, inhale there smell, rock them to sleep and fall asleep when they are in your arms if you want (but be careful) and love on them all you can before they can’t fit in your lap anymore! Remember, you will be there mama forever but they will only be in your arms for a short time!

Happy Birthday Baby!!! You are my 🌍!!

Author: Jennifer Pickett

I wanted to take a moment and introduce myself. I am a 34 year old ( I think.... that’s a story for another day) wife, mother, youth ministry leaders a mother member of Jack and Jill of America Incorporated and proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. I have 3 children Justice 11, Joy 6, and JJ 5 and amazing husband! I was born and raised in the North End of Hartford with 2 amazing and supportive parents. I have a Bachelors in Interpersonal and Relational Communication with a Minor in Psychology, Masters in Special Education and a Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. For my career I am a Board Certified Behavior Analysis (this was truly a journey). This blog is to show you my everyday life and that by the Grace of GOD I am making it on broken pieces. I am choosing to thrive (not survive) at this mommy thing and I pray that this blog Blesses a Mama out there to keep going!!!!

5 thoughts on “My 1st Born/ My Teacher…..

  1. Anonymous says:

    Wow! God bless you my sister! Justice you bettah love Mama forever! I love this. You are so right about their being no guide that can equipped you for what is to come—an idea 💡 is what most have at best! Thanks for creating this space sis!

  2. Samara Scott says:

    Happy Birthday Justice!! Wow what a debut you made, little lady!

    You’re so right, Jen! There is nothing like the actual experience of what we read in all the books! 💜💜💜

  3. Amanda says:

    Happy Birthday Beautiful…and you are doing a great job Mama!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Happy Birthday Justice. I am so proud of you and all your achievements. Please do not change who you are continue to be You and Love You Always. I pray you have a great day. Love You Much. Auntie Carol

  5. Anonymous says:

    Happy Birthday Jus! Auntie and Uncle love you and we are so PROUD of the beautiful big sister/role model you are to Joy and JJ.


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