I was 16 when i found out i was pregnant and 17 when i had my daughter, now i am 18 years old, i am starting college in aug, to better myself and make a living. me in my boyfriend are still together we have been for 4 years now, my daughter will be 1 in sept, we plan on getting married but not until i finish school first. what i am trying to say is just because you are young do not mean you can not be a wonderful mother, you have to have you mind set on the goal and also what you want to accomplish now that you are bringing a life into this world. i can say, it is not going to be easy at all, there are going to be time when you think about your past in just wish you could start all over, wishing you made him wear the condom. but wishing is all you can do, and my advice leave the past where it lay because you are on a new adventure. but it it wonderful, i mean my daughter just took her first steps(right now), you will love every minute.
I was 17 with my first child, 20 with my second child and im 24 expecting my 3rd girl, I know it's hard when your young, I was their. I hope everything works out for you and your little one.
thank you so much for replying. I read every post and I appreciate all the advice and encouragement. I know this isn't impossible but I guess every first mom has their fears.
Thanks again and I won't doubt myself.
*~Harmony Anne 10/17/09~*
Hey there. I had my daughter when I was 19 years old. I found out I was pregnant a little before I had turned 19. Things were especially rough for me because I had no family support besides my boyfriend's. Being a teen mom is challenging alot of times especially in the first few months after the baby is born because you have so many changes to adjust to and you're suddenly exposed to all these new things you've never had to deal with before. There will be good and bad days but the GOOD days/moments will make mothering all worthwhile. I've had to sacrafice so much and I think that comes with all ages of motherhood whether you have one when you're 18 or at 30. Just remind yourself that there will be better days and it will get better within time! Until then, ALl i would recommend is to be prepared and get everything ready for your baby and make some mommy friends because that's what I did. It helped me get through. I went on websites to talk to other mothers with similar due dates and I made friends with young mommies like me through my friends.
i-am-pregnant.com helps alot! Wish you teh best of luck! and I'm here if you need someone to talk to!