Mother of 1 kid(s)
Location: Huntsville, TX
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"Christmas party with Ryleigh's family today :)"
Last Login: 08/10/12

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  • Personal Statement

    My name is Brandi, "yes like the alcohol" is usually what comes after, and I'm an 18 year old mommy to a beautiful 20 month old little girl, Ryleigh. I'm not dating her father at the moment, but I've known him for seven years, 3 of which we werent dating. I gave Ryleigh her father's last name, because at the time it seemed like the best thing to do, so she's a Langley instead of an Estis, but that's fine :) Ryleigh and I currently live with her grandparents (her dad's parents) in Huntsville, TX and I'm a senior in Highschool! I should be graduated in the next couple of months and then I'll be off to college and hopefully get into the nursing program at SHSU. It's definitely a struggle being a teen parent, a single one at that, but I wouldn't trade my daughter for the world. When I look back at all the times I was told how having "this baby" was going to ruin my life and I would never be able to do the things teenagers are supposed to do like prom etc., I realize now how incredibly wrong all of those people were. I can honestly say my daughter has changed me for the better. She isn't even two yet and she has taught me so much about myself, and she truly is my inspiration. She is the reason behind every step that I take and every decision I make, and I don't know what I would do without her. Who knew you could love someone this much? :) Oh, and did I mention she's a baby genius? Because she totally is. I'm not eeeeven exaggerating. She has a very very VERY large vocabulary and she can keep a good conversation going too! People will see us in the store and say "Oh, how cute she reminds me of my granddaughter who just turned three. How old is she" and when I say 19 months or 20 months their jaw drops and they always tell me "My goodness, my granddaughter doesn't talk THAT much" But there's pros and cons to having a smarty-pants daughter who has yet to reach the terrible twos. Not only does she figure out those stupid little "baby proofing" things RIGHT when you put them on, she also knows how to put them back on! And she can open all the doors, walk the dog, clean up her toys, wipe her face, wash her body, brush her teeth and SO much more. She loves to say "NO!" but her grandparents and I have been teaching her to say "Yeah buddy" instead haha :) To say the least, she is my everything. :) <3

  • My Thought Bubbles

    Christmas party with Ryleigh's family today :)
    December 18, 2011 at 8:03 AM
    Got up early today, made some coffee and got to work! Cleaned Ryleigh's room, and mine, then did alllll the laundry, did the dishes, and took out the trash. Just made a cake and now about to do a 6 hour driver's ed class. Busy day, but I'm enjoying it :)
    December 4, 2011 at 2:49 PM
    Today was a disaster! Ryleigh was testing her limits ALL day. We had so many time outs, and "Ryleigh no" "Don't do that" "Ryyyyyleigh." -- Hoping for a better day tomorrow :)
    December 3, 2011 at 10:42 PM
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