Pregnant At 17

I was a pretty wild teen, hated being told what to do and I always did the opposite. When I was 16 I ran away from my home in Colorado to Arizona for about 4 months, and when I came back in January '05, my parents finally gave me my freedom. I started dating one of my old boyfriends, and we spent a lot of time together, we were so "in-love". Well, I ended up pregnant in May, and when he found out, he turned into a total jerk. I found out he was cheating on me and I cut it off right then. So once I got my first ultrasound picture, I took it to him, and I guess he didn't believe me until that point because after that he disappeared. I took charge of my life and got my GED before I gave birth. My son was born in January '06, and I was content with my life at the time, but still wanted a father for him. I started dating someone I knew from high school in May, and after a fight with my parents, I moved in with him 2 weeks later. He was the best thing to ever happen to me, he became the best father to my son, and  the following January he asked me to marry him, the next month I found out I was pregnant again. We knew that everything would work out, and we welcomed our baby girl out the young age of 19. Two kids before 20. l'd never change my life, my kids are the best and they are such happy kids. It seems that most teen mom stories end with unhappy endings, but things are onlyever as bad as you let the be!

Nenalicia Nenalicia
18-21, F
1 Response Feb 18, 2010

Hi there. My name is Laura and I too am a teen mother. I am in school in Amsterdam currently and I am doing a research project on teen motherhood and how to diminish negative stereotypes about us. The survey is very quick and if you are American and a teen mother it would mean so much to me if you could complete it!<br />
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Thank you so much in advance!