Single Moms

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My little Angel!


I am not a single mom but i know what it feels like to have the baby's daddy say that he isn't so here is my storyI was 15 when I first had sex. I was in love with the guy!
he had treated me like I was the only girl on the this world. when other girls would walk pass or talk to him or ask for his number he would always say "i Have a girlfriend."
His parents were out of town when he had invited me over. That night was a special night but i didn't know that I would end up Pregnant.
When I told him that I was having his baby, he was happy. the next day he called me and said that he heard stuff about me and that the baby might not be his. when he said that to me that was the Hardest thing i thought was going to happen.
When i told my mom she was okay with it. She told me that whatever choice i make she is behind me 100%.
I went to all the doctor appointments, and parenting classes. When it came to the birth of my baby i was so scared that i might do something wrong. i was in labor for 6 hours. But when that baby is put in your arms it is like the nine months of waiting for this little thing is worth it. My baby's name is Sarah. she weighted 5 pounds and 6 onces, and was 16 inches. The special thing about her birth is that she was Born on my birth day. May 24th 2006. Some people say that having a baby changes every thing it does. I am now with my 7 month old baby. I am raising her on my own with hlp of my mom and family. The baby's dad came around after sarah was born. He had asked my mom if Sarah was really his. and because of that he is in Our life all the time. Sarah, Ryan and I are happy. Watching Sarah with her dad every day is the most memorable thing in the world. Well now that you have read my story i hope that other people can relate to it!!!!! thank you for reading it!

cherish






15 with 3 children..one unborn.

I'm not a single mom I just wanted people to hear my story.

Well it all started when I was 12. I was in my first real relationship. I had relations before then, but never a real relationship. I was turning 13 in a couple days. My boyfriends mom invited me over to their house two days before my birthday for dinner and a movie. I happily agreed to go. We ate dinner and watched a movie and time flew by. After the movie I called my mom and told her I was going to stay in the guest bedroom at their house and that i'd be back the next morning. Well lets just say I lost my virginity that night at 12 years old.

Like everyone that loses their virginity I said "oh I'll be ok, no worrys," boy was I wrong. I skipped my period the following month, then 3 more weeks past and still no period. So I went to the only person I could trust at the time, my boyfriend. We told his mom, and she called mine. 2 hours later we were all in CVS buying a pregnancy test. It came back positive. Next day I was in a doctors office with my boyfriend, my mom, and my boyfriends mom. We were all anxious to hear the results. 10min. later it was confirmed. I was 6 weeks pregnant and 13. I lost a lot of trust that week. My parents were disappointed and my so called friends started calling me names I'd never heard before. My boyfriend was the only one who seemed to care. He told me he would never leave me, and he never did.

I went to regular doctors appointments and had the support of my boyfriend the whole time. Four months (16 weeks) into the pregnancy, I found out "we" were having a boy! I was having few complications, nothing major. We were all getting excited. I had a baby shower when I was 26 weeks, and got tons of stuff. Who could have guessed that babys would be so much fun to shop for. Well I went into my 3rd Trimester a week after my baby shower, thats when the pregnancy started getting tough! So much pain. I was growing out of all my clothes quicker than ever. My little baby was getting big. I graduated 9th grade with a's and b's.

I went into labor on June 12 at about 4:30pm. I was in labor for 10.5 hours. Labor is the hardest thing I have ever had to go through. June 13, 2004 at 2:47am I delivered my first baby Justin Lee. Justin was 17in. long and 5pd. 4oz. I had the loving support of My mom, my dad, my "mother-in-law" and my WONDERFUL boyfriend. Justin was healthy and mommy was allowed to take him home 4 days later. Thats when things started getting hard.

Time flew by. I know what my parents mean when they say I grow up to fast. Before I knew what was happening I was planning my baby boys first birthday party! All of my little cousins came and enjoyed the cake and ice cream. After my boyfriend and I cleaned up we tucked Justin into bed. Later on that night My boyfriend and I "went to bed" If you know what I mean.

It all happened again. I skipped my period the following month and I knew somthing was up. I once again went to the only person I could trust, My boyfriend. This time we decided to tell all of our parents at once. Three days after I told them I was back in the doctors office. Everyone was once again anxious to hear the news. 1.5 hours after we got there it was confirmed that I was yet again pregnant. I didn't tell anyone besides my family members, I had went through enough the year before at school. I couldn't bear to do it again. I waited and waited with everyone wondering. I wore big sweatshirts and never told anyone why I left early once a week. Well when I got into my 2nd trimester I knew I had to tell someone. I was four months pregnant with a baby girl. First thing I did was have a meeting witch consisted of Me, my boyfriend, all my teachers, the guidence consoler, and my principal. Everyone was yet again shocked, esspecially since I was doing so good in school. We told everyone the news and the principal asked my boyfriend and I to go from school to school to talk about teenage pregnancy. My mom brought Justin to each highshool we went to. Everyone was so surprized that a 14 year old girl could handle a relationship, a 1 year old, a family, and being pregnant and still maintain a's and b's in all of her highschool classes.

My pregnancy with my little girl was a bit more complicated. Being so young and having a second child. Well it was March 4, 2006 and I was 32 weeks into my pregnancy, only 8months. I went into labor at school. It was about 12:30pm. Everyone freaked out. Someone got my boyfriend, someone else called my mom, and someone else called 911. I was in pain, and I was worried sick. My boyfriend and 2 other guys got me out to the front of the school where the EMS were waiting. They suddenly got a call and apparently something is more important than a 14 year old girl in labor at school. I was really starting to get ill at that point. The principal drove my boyfriend and I to the hospital where my mom was waiting. My mom and the doctor were sitting there listening to the story about what happened while I was having major pains. I ended up slapping the nurse because she stopped to talk to someone else. I was finally settled into a bed.

Everyone was on edge. I was a month early. "The baby can't come yet. Its too early." You could tell something was wrong because no one would tell me anything. They finally told me that my baby was ready to come out, and there was a slight possibility that she wouldn't survive. Well she sure showed them. ha. On March 4, 2006 at 8:14pm with my mom, my dad, my boyfriend, and his mom with me I had my second baby Alannah Marie who was healthy and strong. Weighing 4pd. 7oz. and being 15.5 in. long, I held my baby girl in my arms. I went home 6 days later. I was home schooled for the next 8 weeks. Then I returned to school in May. Everyone was anxious to hear the story of how Alannah Marie came into the world.

I graduated 10th grade with a's and b's. I celebrated my baby boys 2nd birthday shortly after school got out. I had my hands full then. I had a 2 year old, and an 3 1/2 month old in my house. It's November now, and I'm pregnant with my 3rd baby. 16 weeks pregnant with my 2nd baby boy. Everyone knows I can do it. No one has any doubts. Just remeber that whatever God hands you in life, you have to take it and go with it. I'm not saying you should try and get pregnant but just remeber..Its not that fun.

Alanna






Strong

I just wanted to write and say to all of yall that keep your baby that yall must be really strong because my sister had here 1st kid at 13 and shes 20 now and has 4 kids it was really hard on her but she finly found a guy that loves her and her kids and i truly belive our mom sent him to her. see our mom died when she was 15 and she was 6 months pregnat with twins and we really needed her. But I know she sent david ti wendy

sara






Babies are worth waiting for

I was in a committed relationship when I got pregnant. My partner was thrilled at the news, but our joy was short-lived. 10 weeks into the pregnancy I began to spot blood. I went home early from work to rest. During the evening I got period-like cramps which intensified until I expelled what would have been my baby. The baby was clear white but with lots of red veins running through his body. I say he, it was a boy, I could see.
I grieved a lot for the baby and for myself. I wanted to do the whole mother thing.
Five years later, at 21, I gave birth to my first baby. She was so beautiful. She was born at 9pm, her father visited and then left me to it. I've never regretted having her to myself. I love her so much and we have such a close relationship. I don't ever want any man to get in the way of this

Julie






Single Mother Since baby Was 3 Months Old

Hi my name is Katrice and I have been a single mother since my baby was 3 months old and I can tell you that it has not been easy.
I am an 25 year old who had to learn to do things on her own. First of all I met this guy he told me he was 17 years old and at the time I was 17 years old too so I was really feeling him because he was cute and sexy as hell. So you know we became a little more than friends and I got pregnant about 2 years later and we had a healthy baby boy. Yes he was there for me during my pregnancy, but I came to find out he was actually 3 years younger than me but he didn't look like it or feel like it either he was tall 6'5 and had real good hair I mean just looking good and about 5 years ago he was arrested for robbery and burglary and also murder. At the time I didnt have a clue he was doing any of these things and it eas a very depressing stage for me to go through. When it first happen I was in shock and I couldn't believe that it happened to me of all people. So at the time his parents were helping take care of the child along with me and my grandmother my father and aunt. But now all of sudden they have stop helping me. I work a 12 hour job during night shift so I have to find people to keep him and that gets depressing at times but GOD always make a way for me everytime and I thank him sooo much for that because with out him I couldn't make it my son is now 5 years old and is very very intelligent and smart. And I thank god for him every day because he is my inspiration and I love him so much.

Katrice







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