I Am Too A Teen Mother
You can teach a kid about sex, and protection till they are blue in the face but when it comes down to it you can't be there when it all really goes down to make them chose the right decisions. I didn't make the right decisions either. I was 15 when I lost my virginity to my boyfriend of 4 months. He was a few years older than me and I guess I liked the fact of being with an older guy. I was 15 when I found out I was pregnant, and then my boyfriend wanted nothing to do with me. He told me to get an abortion or he couldn't see me anymore because he wasn't "ready" to be a father. Do you really THINK I was ready to be a Mother? I took me two months to tell my Parent's because I was afraid of what they were going to do or say, like anyone in that situation would be. My Mother broke down in tears, and my father got up and left. Coming from a Latino background it is a huge deal to bring "shame" to the family. After everything blew over my Parent's finally accepted it especially because my boyfriend was not in the picture anymore. I hated what I did, and I just hated the outcome of everything. I really had no idea what I was in for, and reality didn't hit me until we found out the sex of the baby. When I found out I was having a boy, I don't know why it finally set in that a life was growing inside of me, and I was going to be a Mother at 16 years old. When it came time for me to give birth I invited my ex-boyfriend to be there for the birth of his Son and sure enough he came. I gave birth to my son Jahdiel Nehemias Hernandez Del Vecchio on July 21, 2008. The day after he was born, my ex boyfriend asked me to take him back, and we could work things out and he was sorry for everything he did to hurt me. A week later he left, and I haven't seen him since. My family has been extremely supportive through everything, and little Jahdi is going to be two in July. He is truly a blessing to me. I just got my GED and plan on going to college (when I find the time) I never regret having him, I just regret not waiting to have sex, and not using protection. I don't have a boyfriend right now because my son takes up 90% percent of my time. I like it a lot better without one anyway.