Mom At 17

When I was 16 I found out I was pregnant. I immediatly told my parents and the baby's father (my boyfriend of a year and a half) and they were all so supportive. I was scared out of my mind about giving birth and being a mom, but I was hopeful that it would all work out. However, when the private school I attended found out I was pregnant they said I could no longer attend and had to take online classes. I started the classes for my junior year in August and hated them. I was fired from my job at a pizza place because I kept having to go home early from the morning sickness so I tried finding a new job to save up for diapers, etc. A local diner hired me and I worked one shift there, and then they fired me (and never payed me for that shift!) because I was a "liability" to the restaurant after finding out I was pregnant. I became really depressed at that point and I thought my entire life was ruined. I stayed depressed up until January, when I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. He made all the trials worth it, and I love him to death. He is now 4 months old, and I can't imagine life without him, but it is so hard being a teen mom. I lost pretty much all my friends and now just stay home taking care of my son with little social interaction. I am so lucky to be married to the baby's wonderful father but its lonely not having any friends or anyone who I can relate to. I'd love to meet some other teen moms out there and share experiences, stories, or just talk.
nathansmama nathansmama
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1 Response May 24, 2012

I'm pregnant right now and married to the father and I have a lot of support and only a few true friends and I'm really scared out of my mind about becoming a mother! I hope it's not as people say it is! Message me sometime!

I know how you feel, when I was pregnant I was terrified of being a mom. But when I had my son, being a mom just came naturally. It is the best thing in the world and you will love your baby so much, despite the lack of sleep and overload of dirty diapers :) Good luck!

Thanks!