I am keeping my babyBy anonymous on 10/09/2011
I am 22 years old and I just started my last pre-req class for a nursing program. I found out I was 6-7 weeks pregnant less than a week ago and I am scared to death. The news was truly devastating.
My boyfriend and I have known each other for a very long time as he grew up as a close friend of my sisters'. We have only been dating a couple of months though we dated briefly a couple years ago. We were always drawn to each other.
However, we have almost no money between us and we haven't even said "I love you" yet. This is not even close to being the ideal time for a pregnancy.
There is so much I want to do in my life...like living in New York for a year...getting ahead in a career.
Now I will be poor, struggling to raise a child as all of my needs become secondary and placed on the back burner. I definitely considered all 3 options.
My mother gave a child up for adoption and it ruined her life, haunting her forever. That was quickly crossed off the list. I strongly considered abortion as well, hoping to put an end to this crisis as quickly as possible so I could move on. I never judged anyone for getting an abortion as I strongly believe that it is a women's right to choose. However, I couldn't bring myself to do it.