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My Baby Boy


I was 15 when I got pregnant. My son's father was 17, we dated for five months. He was still in high school 11th grade, I was a freshman. I found out November 2006 that I was pregnant. I was 18 weeks when I found out. I went to planned parent hood for a test. My mom took me to find out. She went to Walmart while I waited for the test results. I found out it was positive. I texted my best friend at the time and told her. She called me and said stop lying. I called my mom crying and she could tell in my voice that i was pregnant. I told my son's dad on Thanksgiving. I told his foster mom and real mom before I told him. He didn't believe it was happening. My mom and I agreed to keep my son. I knew i couldn't handle going threw an abortion and everything. That December after I found out I was pregnant I broke up with him i couldn't handle how he was anymore. On July 2nd 2007 I gave birth to a baby boy, named Corey Matthew :D He is my life. His dad and I aren't together haven't been together for a while. He doesn't come around, pay for anything, he tells me all the time that he was a mistake and that I should have aborted him. My son is my life. I live with my grandparents. I am a senior in high school. My son is 2. He goes to daycare while I am in school.. My son is the one who helped me get this far and I am going to go to school for nursing. I have amazing friends that are supportive and an amazing family that helps me out. Teen moms can do anything they set their mind to. You don't need a daddy around to make you happy. I have been doing fine raising mine alone. He's the one that's going to miss out- not me.

Sorry its so long. :D
Have a good day,
Frances

Frances






A Happy Ending

Hey, my name is Sabrina, and I am a teen mother of two children. I was 15 when I got pregnant for the first time. It all started at a party. My 16 year old boyfriend and I, usually responsible, started drinking,and then we had sex. Of course, we did it without any pretection. A month later, I realised that I hadn't gotten my period, and I was constantly sick. Worried that I might be pregnant, I told my boyfriend. He ended up driving to the drug store to get a pregnancy test. When he came back, I took the test and it came up positive. I was so scared, I broke out into tears. Luckily, Shaun (my boyfriend) had a different reaction. He was really happy, and he tried to cheer me up. It worked. Once I gathered my confidence, I told my mom. She was not happy one bit. She took me to my doctor to confirm my pregnancy, and sure enough, I really was. My mom told me that she wanted me to get an abortion, but I stood up for myself. Taking on responsibility, I told her that nothing was going to come between me and my baby. She was suprised that I was standing up for myself, and said that I could make my own decisions about my baby.

So nine months went by quickly. Shaun was at every appointment, and the baby developed normally. We decided not to know the sex of the baby. So one day, the baby came. It was the most amazing, and yet most terrifying day of my entire life! The baby was a girl, and, according to Shaun, "the most beautiful baby ever". That was the first time I ever saw Shaun cry. We named our baby Abigial Taresa Parker. She is the best thing that ever happened to me. She made Shaun and I never regret making love.

A year later, Shaun and I decided to have another baby. At this point, we were both 17, and still in high school. After 2 attempts, I was pregnant. This time, my whole family was excited, and so was Shaun's family. Time went by very quickly. Once again, we decided to keep the sex a secret. By the time the baby was born, we were so happy. The baby was a boy! We ended up naming him Darren James Parker.

Today, I am 19 years old, and Shaun is 20. We live in an apartment with our two children. Abigail is 3 years old, and still the most beutiful little girl in the world. Darren is almost 2, and an amazing young boy. It just goes to show that what can start as a mistake can lead to a happy ending.

Sabrina






Chay Alfie Bryn Lee

My name is Rebecca, Me and Bryn met when i was 15 and he was 16 i loved him straight away we had our up and downs and even split a few times as he cheaed on me quite alot and liked using hits temper against me but still i got back with him bcause im an idiot. I was 17 and i started eating in the morning which is unusal and feeling really tired, my periods were irregular so that didnt tell me much but my stomach felt like little fish were swimming around my stomach so i went to the nearest chemist then got home to find no one was in which was good, I took the test and it came up positive, i was overwhelmed with joy i was having a baby! i was so excited i rang my cousin Tracy and went straight to hers and told her, i didn't want to see bryn we'd only just got back together after i found ou he was cheating on me again but this time wasnt a quicky it was a full blown affair, it was going on for months i ws destroyed i went on to drink really heavily take drugs not going home and just messing up my life but me and Bryn got back together and i got pregnant. I had my first scan when i was 9 weeks pregnant and me and bry split up before i had my second scan he got with a girl called Kirsten, I hate her! and i hated him he was walking out on me and our lovely baby. I was so sure i was having a girl her name Harleigh-Jae, I love her so much my 20 week scan came so quickly i was shocked to find out i was actually having a beautiful baby boy, my pregnancy went by quickly but i was quite ill also never sick just always felt it. Bryn and Kirsten was still killing me though if it wasn't for my little boy i think id have died. I was about 7 months pregnant and Bryn got back together. Boxing da came and my little nudger did not want to come he was due 21st December and by boxing day i had to have a sweep and my midwife told me i was 2 cm dialated. At 18.49pm on 27th December 2008 Chay Alfie Bryn Lee was born at kingsmill hospital after 33 hours of labour weighing 7,10 1/2 oz and my life was complete. With Big blue eyes and dark brown hair my bouncing baby bought us so much joy. Chay's 1 year old now and Bryn and me are still together but i might aswel be single he doesnt help with Chay he doesn't help me with the house and we are constantly arguing i practically hate him but Chay loves him so much so i stay with him so my little boy smiles.

Thanks for reading, sory it took so long too read.

Rebecca Louise






My three angels<3

my name is alisa. I was 13 when i got prego by my 16 year old boyfriend. He was in a gang, and he sold drugs, he got kicked out of school when he was 14 and didnt botheer going back. he was in alot of fights too. but it all started when we both got a little high and started making out and touching eachother. i felt like he was my true love. so we had sex. a month later i got kinda scared because i didnt get my period and i was suppose too. so i panicked and i told him i hadnt gotten it for a long time. so he went to buy a pregnancy test... ansd i went over to his house. He waited while i was in the washroom and i started to cry. I knew it. I was pregant. the test showed out positive and i showed it to my boyfriend. He huged me. and told me he loved me. The first time he ever sayed that to me. I told my mom and showed her the stick..... she told me i was never to leave the house again only too go to school for a couple months. So i broke up with my boyfriend over the phone and he told me he would still be there for me. what really suked was that i was going to have twins. So when i was 9 months prego... my water broke. It was on mothers day. i was in the hospital and my brother came into my room and told me what had happened to my ex boyfriend. He told me that he was on his way to the store to buy me a balloon that says happy mothers day... when he got shot. When my brother told me... he gave me the balloon that my ex was going to give to me. And my heart broke. I gave birth to a little baby boy and a baby girl. But three hours after giving birth my baby girl died. Her name was Lindsay.Now i am 16 with a three year old son... his name is Sebastian. He is named after his father. and he looks so much like him. I love my son, my daughter and my exboyfriend. And i miss them so much.

Alisa






Our baby girl

So i was 18 when i got pregnant, me and my boyfriend had graduated from school and both had good summer jobs. We went on a camping trip and had sex, stupidly with no protection. Let me just say i'm usually the responsible one but it was just one night. Anyway at work one day i fainted- due to low blood pressure- After my doctor let me know i was pregnant. Me and my boyfriend were shocked and scared. In the first few months i thought about adoption, i wanted my baby to have the best life it couls possibly have, and i wasn't sure if i could provide that. But me boyfriend was totally against the idea and said if i wasn't going to raise it he would. Obviously that was hard on our relationship. But at last i changed my mind at our 20 week scan, when i saw our little baby sucking her tiny thumb, and the doctor told me it was a girl. That was the first time i'd seen my boyfriend cry. Finally the day came when we got to see our little girl, my boyfriend held my hand the whole way through and was the first to hold her. I am 24 now, and my now husband is one of the best lawyers in his firm, and i have started my own business, but our biggest achievement is our beautiful daughter.

sorry its so long, but i have a lot to share. x

Haley







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