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Knock Me Up Right Now

A lot of people look down on teen pregnancy. I'm fascinated by it. I'm jealous of the girls I see in my school, with their bellies getting bigger each month. I want to bring a life into this world. I want to look into a child's eyes and know that it's a part of me and always will be. I want to be a mom. And yes, I know I'm young. I'm 16. But I know that if I got pregnant right now, I could handle caring for a child. I already have my maternal instinct. I'm pretty responsible. I know that being a mother is hard. I'm not one of those delusional kids who thinks it's like having a doll. There will be times when your child will be sick. When they'll cry nonstop no matter what you do. Where you feel like your head will explode from the lack of sleep and stress. But I'm ready for that.

iloveedward iloveedward 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 2, 2009

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can i?

If you happen to be in the Chicago area any time soon, let me know and we can make this a reality for ya.

from experience I can tell you that having a baby is not as simple as it is made out to be. I got pregnant at 15 and I love my daughter to death but as I think about it I get very depressed because I had this whole idea of how things would be when I got pregnant and its like nothing worked out how i planned. My daughter deserves SSSSOOOOOOO much more than what I have to offer her but I just can't do anything about it. Her father is envolved in her life but not the way I wanted him to be,I mean yea he loves her and all but i mean all he really does is buy he doesnt really spend any time with her. i was 16 when i had my daughter and i didnt really have much help i mean i did get some help but that didnt come until she was about 6 months old so i barely slept. parenting takes alot out of you so if i were you i would enjoy your teen years while you have them because no matter what you choose to do with them you will never get them back.

I had my daughter when I was barely 18 and I thought the same as you. Yes, I adapted very well to being a mother and some people are like that from a young age. What you don't understand is the utter helplessness you'll feel without their father present. Who're you to bring a child into the world and expect them to be okay with it when they're old enough to understand it? You can't just go out with friends like you can now, you can't go to a coffee shop or football game without worrying about how they'll react. Not to mention the weight and the stretch marks NEVER seem to go away....I love my daughter with all my heart but sometimes I wish I would've waited. Believe me, one day you'll experience motherhood and you'll love it even more than you can imagine. Looking into your child's eyes will still have the same effect, and if you wait, you'll be able to look back at them and know you've done everything you can to make sure they have the best possible life. Not to mention that your body is still not exactly safe for a growing baby...

I'm 22 yrs old and I don't think I'll be ready for the next 3 years. I thought I was ready for motherhood, but after taking care of babies, and children, I realized that I am selfish. Motherhood is a fulltime FOREVER commitment. Please reconsider. Oftentimes people want to have children to have someone love them unconditionally. Definitely a bad idea

It's like teenagers are coming up with new ways to ruin things for themselves. The new fad in peer pressure is (that's right folks): BABIES!!

No. You aren't. You are no where near ready. You should forget about being a parent for a few years. You really don't want to give birth to a child, then come face to face with a bad situation and ruin both you and the childs life. Grow up some, have a partner that loves and cares for you, and will help. But seriously, having a child now would be a very bad, BAD idea.