I'm 33 and I'm Going to Be a Grandmother

I Am a New Member At Experience Project"..I am 33 and my 17 yr old daughter is 2 months pregnant. She'll be due right around her 18th B-day. She is the oldest of 4 children. My youngest child will be 6 next month. I was shocked of course, when I found out. Now I have mixed emotions, not only do I think she's young but I think I'm way too young to be a grandmother. I think she's too irresponsible and the hurdle will most likely fall on me. Not unlike the way it was for my mother with me, I was 15 when I had her. She actually lives with my mom now, but my mother is too old to deal with this. I feel it's more my resposibility than hers. I know I'm selfish but I still wished she'd gone through with an abortion, eventhough I did not..I'm just feeling really overwhelmed right now. My 3 younger children are not easy to deal with, so I think it's going to be a tough road ahead.

tooyoung09 tooyoung09
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4 Responses Mar 23, 2009

I would also like to add that our daughters mother was<br />
also 17 yrs old <br />
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Follow your heart.

I would also like to add that our daughters mother was<br />
also 17 yrs old <br />
<br />
Follow your heart.

Thanks for your comments..But she won't consider adoption..And I don't think I could live with that either. I'd always wonder how the child was being treated. In this world we live in today anyone can look good on paper, and it be a completely different thing behind closed doors. I said it's going to be tough, but I never said the child wouldn't be properly taken cared of, or lack love..Thanks again..

I would like to share with you my experience.My husband and I had 5 children 4 boys l girl.<br />
We decided to do Foster Care. They sent us a baby<br />
6 weeks old. We fell in love with her and couldn 't let<br />
her go when she went up for adoption at 4 months old.<br />
She is 40 yrs old now and she is an angel,<br />
<br />
There are options. Put the baby's welfare first.