Pregnant At 16
When I was 14 I met "Joe". He was 17 and I guess what you would consider a "bad boy". I thought he was amazing. And since I was always considered a "good girl" just being associated with him excited me. We started dating a few weeks after we met. When we had been together for about 2 years, I found out I was pregnant. I was only 16 and scared to death. My mom wanted me to have an abortion, but when I didn't want to, she wanted me to give the baby up for adoption. I refused and she kicked me out. My dad opened his home for me, and after my daughter was born, I lived there for 7 months. When I was 17, "Joe" and I got married and moved into our own house. He was working full time, and I was a junior in high school. Eventually my mom came around, and I think that we are closer than we have ever been. I graduated high school and went to college for medical assisting. Early this year I found a really good job, and 2 weeks later found out I was pregnant. "Joe" didn't seem all that phased, but I was devistated. I didn't want another kid, I hadn't even wanted 1! Now I was going to be a 20 year old with 2 kids. Our financial situation was ok, but adding a baby into the mix was not going to help anything. But, I battled horrible morning sickness and a trip to the hospital for dehydration. Then after 4 months of working, the employer decided that "they no longer had a need for my position". I knew that wasn't the reason, but I was so miserable from pregnancy, I took it as a blessing. I was 6 months pregnant when I quit working. Our son was born in September, exactly 4 years and 5 days after our daughter was born. "Joe" and I will have been together for 6 years on Dec. 7th, and married for 4 in March. I never thought I could be this happy. What started out as (what I thought) the biggest mistake of my life, has turned into my whole world. I love my little family, we are complete now. I think every day about how lucky I am. Most teenage moms don't have the option of being with the baby's dad, and usually end up single moms. I happened to fall in love with someone who knows what it means to be a man and take responsibility for your actions. I wouldn't change anything.