Hi everyone, I'm Lauren.
I am 16, and having my first baby.
This wasn't planned, I wanted to wait at least 10 more years to have a baby, but the tables were turned.
I got pregnant to a guy I was seeing for 2 years, yes we were young but I thought I loved him. When I found out I was pregnant he left. He is also 16 and he said he just didn't want his life ruined and left.
This is not what I ever expected for myself. I had big plans to finish High school, go to college to become a physical therapist, and then start a family, but things aren't always as they seem.
This wasn't what was planned, but I can't dwell on it now. It is what it is. I am going to do everything in my power to make my life, and also my baby's life the best it can be.
My parents were not happy but they support me. I am living with them still, and I have a job. It's not much, but I'm doing what I can. I plan on going to school, my junior year, until I have the baby. I will then do online schooling for three months then go back. I will finish high school, I will do everything it takes to reach my goals while giving my baby a great life.
A lot of my friends and family judge me, but I can't worry about that now. This is what happened and I will make the best of it!
Pre-pregnancy weight?: 112
About The Father
Are you still together?: No
About Your Pregnancy
Is this your first pregnancy?: Yes
When did you find out you were pregnant?: 8 weeks
Was it planned?: Not at all
What was your first reaction?: Terrified...disappointed in myself
Who was with you when you found out?: Myself
Who was the first person you told?: My mom...
How did your parents react?: She cried...but told me she loved me and would always support me. My dad was very upset..but he's coming around
How far along are you?: 19 weeks (7/12/12)
What was your first symptom?: Late, nausea
What is your due date?: December 5th, 2012
Do you know the sex of the baby?: It's a girl
If so, what is it? Girl
Have you picked out names?: Yes!
If so, what are they?:I did but now idk!
How much weight have you gained?: lost weight..
Do you have stretch marks? not yet!
Have you felt the baby move?: Yes! First time (7/12/12)
Have you heard the heartbeat?: Yes...perfect <3
About the birth
Will you keep the baby?: No way I could give her up
Home or hospital birth?: Hospital for sure
Natural or medicated birth?: Depends...
Who will be in the delivery room with you?: My mom and my sister
Will you breastfeed?: I would love to try...but I don't know how that will go
Do you think you'll need a c-section?: I hope not
Will you cry when you hold the baby for the first time?: No doubt in my mind
What's the first thing you might say to him/her?: I'm not sure
Would you let someone videotape the birth?: I don't know yet..
Are you excited about the birth, or scared?: I'm excited to meet her, but terrified of birth!