Apr 5, 2011

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

I wasn't planning on joining the UBP 11, but it is 2:45am and I am up with a sick 2 year old, so I figured this sure beats watching Sesame Street on Sprout with her, but still allows me to cuddle with her.

So if you found me on UBP11, let me introduce myself.

I am a Heather, a 32 year old full time Domestic Engineer. Obviously my shift does not end at 5pm, sometimes I get lucky and I get to go on break from 9pm-7am. If I am even luckier, it is uninterrupted and insomnia stays away.


    Ten Facts about me/us
  • I have five kids, 4 boys, 1 girl.
  • The boys are 14, 13, 6, and 3 months; the little girl is 2 1/2.
  • I have been married to my husband for almost 14 years.
  • We married when we were just teenagers.
  • I was an Army wife for 8 years and lived at two different installations.
  • My hubby is now a PMC (Private Military Contractor) working in Afghanistan.
  • I have spent 3 years of my life being a geographically-separated parent, and I just started on the 4th year. Not single or solo parent, as hubby is very involved, but you can only do so much when you are 6,000 miles apart.
  • Despite having 5 kids, I am an infertility survivor. I adopted my oldest son through a stepparent adoption almost five years ago. My 2nd oldest was conceived easily. My 3rd child took 6 years to conceive after many failed months with a specialist and infertility drugs. My 4th child took 2 years to conceive and I needed fertility medications combined with an IUI. My 5th child was quite the surprise!
  • I try to be as natural of a parent as I can be. I believe in extended breastfeeding, cloth diapering, baby wearing, and natural childbirth.
  • Despite believing in Natural Childbirth, I have only achieved it once, and that is when I had my 4th child at home, in the water.



My blog title, Mistakes in Motherhood, stems from my belief that we are all flawed, and parents are not immune. As a mom I know I have made many mistakes, said things I regret, done things that make me cringe, but in the end they are all learning experiences. I look forward to meeting new moms (and dads) so we can share and learn from each other.

I just started a Facebook page, so be sure to follow me, but be patient as I learn what the heck I am doing! :)

9 comments:

Erica said...

I am stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party. Hope you have time to hop by and visit me! ~Erica
http://www.ourlifeunrehearsed.com/

Erica said...

I am stopping by from The Ultimate Blog Party. I am your newest follower and I cannot wait to read more! Hope you have time to hop by and visit me! ~Erica
http://www.ourlifeunrehearsed.com/

Tina Savasuk said...

Hi Heather,
So nice to meet you. I was drawn to your post by your blog name...I know I have made many of mistakes so far...I only have 3 and my oldest is 4. I LOVE how we can all learn so much from each other when we share our "real" lives. I'm your newest follower.

PeaceLoveTerri said...

Happy UBP, girlfriend!!
Fun blog you have here!!
I'm off to check out more of your stuff.. happy day! =)

Theresa said...

Some times I feel like all I do is make mistakes as a mom. What a great way to lay it out there and bare it all. Thanks!

Stopping by from UBP. Please come by and check out my blog about mothering and all things green living.

http://www.theresagrisanti.com

Theresa said...

Parenthood changes everything. I think being a parent brings out every flaw you never knew you had. Great topic. Look forward to reading more.

Stopping by from UBP. Please come by and check out my blog about mothering and all things green living.

http://www.theresagrisanti.com

Yours Faithfully said...

Hi Heather - five kids - wow. I have two and they keep me busy enough. We are following you as part of the UBP11 – enjoy the celebrations the party. This is our third year and we always enjoy meeting new people and reading new blogs. If you have a chance please stop by our blog to take a look – http://yoursfaithfully.ca/blog/?p=203. - Michelle

Posh said...

Hi Heather!
I'm loving your banner :)
I'm stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party to say hello.
Have a great day!
POSH
http://poshonabudget.com/2011/04/welcome-friends.html

stef said...

Four boys and one girl. That's us! And bless your busy soul. YOu must be one amazing and tired mommy!!
Tromping through from UBP