16 and pregnant

By anonymous on 19/01/2012
Being 16 and pregnant is one of the most confusing, hardest, yet happiest things in the world. I got with my boyfriend May 2011, things seemed to be going great, he's older but he seemed to understand me. Things happened really fast between us, and I ended up moving in with him and his room mate because I wanted to feel grown up.

When we started having sex we had the talk about what would happen if I did get pregnant.

I never thought it would happen but we still had the talk. We decided that we would keep the baby and raise it. About 3 months ago I found out I was pregnant. I am currently 4 months and 11 days pregnant. We told my mom right away, sure it was hard but in the end it all worked out. She is the most supportive mom, she's here for me, and when I get all emotional she always has a way of calming me down. I found out I was pregnant 4 days before my 16th birthday. I always thought I would have this huge sweet 16th and just dance all night with friends and someone who I loved, and everything would be perfect with not a worry in the world.

REALITY... I am now 16 and pregnant.

I had to grow up faster then I thought I would. But to be honest knowing that I am going to be a mommy is the most amazing feeling ever. It took some time for the father to realize I need him more now then I ever did. All he did was play video games, and ignore me when he found out. So we decided to be friends. He is now realizing how much I need him and he's around a lot more.
For any pregnant teens reading this please know, that no it won't be easy, yes you will feel like there are days you don't know what your gonna do with yourself, but when you feel that way.. Look down at your stomach and realize you have a little life in you. It is the most amazing feeling in the world. Believe me. :)

Editor's Comment

It must have been hard to find out you were pregnant when you were so young, and I hope that you have plenty of support for the future once the baby arrives.
You did not mention discussing with your boyfriend about contraception and I wonder if it is something that you need to think about once the baby is born. There are very effective long acting contraceptive methods that would probably suit you. The Implant, injection and coil all have very low risk, and work longterm.

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