17 Was a Weird Age

At the age of 16 1/2 yrs. old, I got pregnant. Here's how things went. I was having an irregular period and I went to the doctor to see what was wrong. My mom was with me and she asked them to do a pee test. I asked her why, what for and she wouldn't answer me. The results came back. The doctor looked at me and said "It came back positive..... your pregnant."  I was determined by the doc that I was 2 months along. At that moment I felt like my heart was going to beat out of my chest. Then I just starting crying hysterically. The doctor then gave me pamplets about my "options" of what to do with my teen pregnancy. My mom and I left the doc's office and I told her that I couldn't go to school today. I was devistated! I couldn't believe that I was pregnant. I just kept thinking to myself.... my teenage years just went down the drain... my life is over.... no one will want to be with me now.... what am I going to do..... will I graduate high school.... I want to graduate. My mom told me she would help me with the baby while I finished school. Then I had to call the guy that got my pregnant.  I told him that I wanted to tell him something VERY important in person. He said that that was fine that we could meet up that weekend. The weekend rolled around and he called me saying that he couldn't come up. He lived 1 1/2 hrs. away. So the next week I called him again trying to set a date to talk with him and he said he still couldn't. Then he said to just tell him over the phone. So I said, "Ok...(long pause) I'm pregnant and I didn't have sex with anyone else at the time of conception." He was quiet for a really long time. Then he said about abortion. He said we could meet the next week and he would give me $300.00 to do it. I was already shocked that I was pregnant so I agreed. We met up later and he gave me the money. I ended up not doing it. After the intial shock from b4 of being pregnant, my pregnancy wasn't bad. I threw up for the first 3 months, had heartburn alot, but that's it.  Later down the line, I gave birth to Alexis. By then I was 17 years old. She weighed 5 lbs. 15.9 ounces. She was 19 inches long. I was scared the first year since Alexis' birth. My mom did help me alot and I got through it. I graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA. Fast forward to the present future... I am married now, Alexis will be 7 yrs. old in July. I am happy where I am in my life right now. I am soooo glad that I didn't give Alexis up. I wouldn't do it for the world!

dreamingincolor dreamingincolor
22-25, F
3 Responses Feb 24, 2009

I look up to people like you who choose to be happy and brave not knowing what possibly could happen! It's people like you that take risks, not caring what your fellow classmates will think! It's people like you that inspire others like me! Finally, it's people like you that remind other pregnant teens to follow their heart, and reassure them, showing it's ok... (: I admire your bravery and love... <br />
My mother gave birth to my older sisters (twins) during her masters degree, she told us (twins, me, my older brother) what she was considering when she gave birth and told us why she didn't agree to adoption or abortion. She simply didn't want to think 'what if' day and night... and that wish took her a long way... it affected her daily life from then all the way to now. Everyday she is thankful she gave birth to Vanessa and Suzanne... <3

You are so brave. My daughter got pregnant at 16 and had my grandson in April of last year. There are pics on here of them. When she called me and told me she asked me if I was mad. I told her no I was not mad just disappointed. She is a straight A student and very smart. The father of the baby is 16 and will be 17 next year. He is a real jerk. He is physically and mentally abusive to my daughter but she say's mom I love him and I want my son to have a father. I am still very proud of her and I will support her anyway I can. She is not in collage and is going to be a teacher. She wants to teach the 3rd grade. I have tried to get involved and I even called the cops for this kid beating on her but all that got me was heartache and my daughter not calling me for a while. I love her with all my heart and just want the best for her and my grandson and any other grandbabies she has for me.

God bless you and your mom for being there for you. Thank you for sharing this story. Many young girls find themselves were you were and do not know what to do or where to turn. You made a decision that was far harder. The decision to give life and take care of it. <br />
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Either decision is a difficult one and both have consequences. you have been blessed.