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13 and pregnant

i am 13 years old (yes i know how wrong this is going to sound)
i thought i was in love just like any other teenager. he is 16 i trusted him enough to give him what he wanted we started to have sex 3 months into the relationship. we used protection every single time except for that one night.. we decided it'd be fun to try it with out one to see how good it felt and it did but now that i think about it was it really worth it?
i sit here today 5 weeks pregnant alone and depressed. he promised he would be there for me but once it started to become real he was gone within seconds never would i have thought he would do such a thing but he did just like every guy you hear about. i was 100% sure i would go with adoption but once i realized what i am carrying and how special it is i do no think i could go through something like that. i havent gotten around to tell my parents about it i'm scared. i dont believe i will be the best mom but i could try my best.


Lonely Love

I was 14 when i got pregant, it was the summer before my freshman year in highschool. I was dating this boy on and off for about 8 months, and just before our relationship sank to the ground i got pregnant. I called Ethan to let him know what was going on, and he told me he couldn't talk. He didn't speak to me for aout 2 months, and resented me because i told his mother i was pregnant when he refused. He began to make it very difficult for me and told people in school he wasn't the father. The pregnancy was very rocky, but my boyfriend, Trevor, stood by me. I gave birth to a beutiful baby boy on May 22, 2009. Now i visit hospitols and classes to share my story with other teen mothers.


it's not over

It was St.Patrick's day of 2009 when I found out i was pregnant, just two months before I turned 16. I found out in the hospital with my mom by my side. I was already in so much pain, I couldn't believe what I just heard. I was only 4 and a half weeks along. The baby's father and I had been dating for two years. He was due to go into the ARMY just three months after we found out. So much has happened since then, he's in jail now. We currently arn't together. He wasn't there for the birth, or any of our son's life as of yet. I believed my life was nothing with out him, but, i was wrong. I'm nothing without my son Wyatt. He is just about to turn 2 months and i could't imagine life without him. I couldn't of done this without my mom. She watches Wyatt while I'm at school and when I need to get homework done, or even take a shower. And to that I thank you mom. Being a sinlge teen mom is amazing. I could be having the worst day in the world and all I have to do is come home, pick up my baby and the world seems to disapear just long enough for the stress to go away. he is what keeps me glued together, i love you son, and all will be okay :)


never been happier

when i was 14 years old i found out i was pregnant. i was shocked. i always told myself that it would never happen to me. Well i learned quick. i was with my boyfriend for 5 years since we were just little. i loved him with all my heart. when i turned 14 i finally gave him what he wanted because i loved him. Three weeks later i was suppose to get my period. Well my periods have always been irregular so i didnt think anything about it till i missed my second one. i went to the nearest drug store and got a test sure enough i was pergnant. I called Jake (boyfriend) and told him i knew he was crying because he didnt say anything he finally told me to come over to his house so i did. I walked in the door and i guess he already told his parents because they both ran up to me and kept saying it will be ok we are here for you. They told me Jake was in his room so i went in there he ran up to me and gave me a big hug and said ill always be there for you at that time he asked me to marry him and of course i said yes. then it was time to tell my parents. when me and Jake walked in i was crying my mom asked what was wrong and Jake told them that we had some news. When i told them they took me straight to the doctor to know for sure. i was pregnant and i was 2 and halfs months along. the nine months went by fast Jake there every step of the way. Then finally September 28, 2008 came my precious little boy Riley Skyler he is my everything. Well everything didnt go as planed and Jake left me when Riley was nearly 3 months old. he is still in his life but not as much as he needs to i am 16 years old and i have a beautiful 1 year old son who keeps me going everyday and im about to graduate this year and i live with my parents still i got acceped to Tarelton University and im graduating at the head of my class with a 4.0 adverage.

sorry so long just have alot to say


My Baby Girl

When I was 18 years old, I had a perfect life. I had just graduated from high school and had the most perfect boyfriend anyone could ask for, Kevin. We were so responsible while being sexually active. I was on the Depo Shot, and we ALWAYS used condoms. While being on the shot, you don't get your period, so I never thought that I would get pregnant. For a couple months, I was really sick every morning and was nauseous all the time. I thought I could have the flu or something like that. So I went to the doctor and they said that I didn't have the flu, but i was 13 weeks pregnant. I was in shock because I was on Depo and we never went without using a condom. But the biggest shock to me was I was having twins. A boy and a girl. I didn't know how I was going to tell my boyfriend or our parents. So I called my boyfriend and told him that I had to tell him something, so he told me to come over. I got to his house and was crying really hard. When I got there, and he asked me what was wrong, and I told him. He freaked out on me and told me that I was lying and I was a slut. I was in total shock, because he had never acted like this before. We then broke up. Later that night, i told my parents and they were pretty upset, but reality finally hit them that they were going to be grandparents. On October 27, 2009 I had the babies and named them Sylar Michael and Kailee Rae. I love my babies to death. Since the day I told Kevin, he hasn't tried to contact me or even wanted to go see the babies. His name is on the birth certificate. When I tried calling him to get child support from him, he answered the phone and we talked for almost a hour. He was going to give up his full rights to my fiance now. We went through court and everything else to get my fiance's name on the birth certificate( since my fiance was there through the whole birth and cut both of the cords). The process was finally done and I am happily engaged to a man named Chris who I love him so much. He is better then anything I could ever ask for. He helps out with the babies while I am a full time student in college and holding two jobs. The wedding is in two weeks and I am so excited.


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