I Found Out Yesterday

Me and my girlfriend have been dating on and off for about a year and a half now. I'm 16 and she is 17(almost 18). She hadn't been feeling quite right and she had missd her period so she went to buy a test. She text me that she was pregnant, so I called her and we talked for hours. I was and am in shock. I think my biggest problem is that I don't know where to begin. Both her and myself are ready to do whatever it takes to make this work, but we don't have a clue where to start. Obvioulsy kids are expensive so money is going to be important, but I think we can handle that. I think telling out parents is going to be the hardest thing... where do you start with that? Will they be angry? Is it common for them to be angry? I guess I'm most worried about that. About losing what support I do have right now. People can make ends meet and I know that I can too. But it anyone has any advice or reasurance I would absolutely love to here from you. Many thanks, Tai
Tai23 Tai23
18-21, M
3 Responses Jan 14, 2013

If you would like to talk you can msg me. I was a teen mom

Telling to the parents that you are going to be a father in your early age is the hardest thing to do and most awkward moment too. But don't worry the angry and hate of the parents is normal, eventually it will ease off right away when they see your little angel ( i guaranteed to you) . Telling to your parents and her parents is going to be the toughest decision you will ever make into your life. So go on and face your fear like a real man!

Be a responsible man! And soon to be Great father and lovely husband.

Goodluck and Congats!

Be honest and forth coming with your parents. They may be upset at first, but they will warm up. Best thing to do money wise is stock up on baby essentials NOW.

Buy at least 1 pack of diapers a week until baby gets here (newborn size up to size 3.) Make a list of EVERYTHING you will need, and break everything up into weeks. Example, WK 1: diapers and plain crib sheet. WK 2: diapers and pack of bottles. WK 3: diapers and plain onesies. WK 4: diapers and wipes, ointment, and baby wash. Wk 5: diapers and crib mattress. And so on, and so on.

Also, layaway is your friend. Find your big ticket items and put them on layaway. That way you are making small payments over 8 weeks. Have your girlfriend get on WIC. they will help with groceries, and when baby gets here, formula, baby food, juice, etc.