My Baby Girl Saved Me

Hey, I'm Jacki. When I was 17, I got pregnant. I thought I was in love with my boyfriend so I never was on his butt about using protection but it turned out to be a sweet mistake. My friends would tell me that I could get pregnant but I never believed them. I just thought that it would never happen to me. But there I was, in the doctors office when I got news that I was 6 weeks pregnant. Pregnancy isn't something that anything can prepare you for... especially as a teenager! The first few months were filled with tons of nausea and body aches. It got better and the second trimester was a breeze until you get HUGE and just moving becomes uncomfortable. But along with the physical changes, there were a lot of social changes as well. A lot of my friends got mad at me for getting pregnant and they haven't forgiven me for it. It was a sad process because I was used to hanging out all the time and then all of a sudden most people didn't even hit me up anymore. Luckily my boyfriend was always there to support me along with my loving family. My mom has been my rock and this whole experience has brought my family closesr.

My labor started on Sunday night and my baby Julianna was born Tuesday morning. I won't ever forget the feeling when I held my child for the first time. Despite the trials I had to endure while being pregnant, I wouldn't change it for anything because I love her so much and it made me stronger. Now, I feel as though I had to grow up a lot but it has helped me for the better. Before I had more of a party and carefree lifestyle, and the reality it that it can get you in a lot of trouble. My daughter's birth has been nothing but a blessing. I am more caring and no longer have a teenager mentality. I believe my life has only begun and now I have my baby to share it with. I am attending a private college in September to become a nurse in order to support her. Who knows where I would have been if she hadn't saved me. She is five and a half months. It seems like time flies because they grow up so fast but it reminds me that life is so amazing. They are sooo much work but it is well worth it :)
jackibear jackibear
18-21, F
May 12, 2012