Hey my name is Gretchen...and Im now a proud young mom to a beautiful little baby girl. She means the world to me. When I first found out I was pregnant..I was scared and unsure of everything. I knew that I was only 18 years old and still had my whole life in front of me and that it would soon change. My mother was VERY upset when she found out. ( like most moms would be) I knew she didnt want to see her own daughter struggle with raising a child at such a young age. Because of this she didnt want me to have the baby. She told me that I either get an abortion, give her up for adoption, or get out. I coulnt give her up! I knew that it was going to be hard and that my life would change. It sure didnt help going into this as a single mother either...Well my parents are divorced and I neverreally talked to my dad so i decided to call him and tell him he was goin to be a Grandpa...Little did I know that he was going to be excited and happy. He has been there for me 100% and Im now living with him and my baby girluntil I can save up for my own place. Im still working and going to college. Its hard with a baby but in the end it will all be worth it. Shedeservesthe best life she can get and my promise is to her that she will! Im so happy that I made the decision to keep her. I love her with all my heart. I never knew that it was possible to love someone so much!Anything else you want to know about me just let me know. Im a very nice person and I dont judge! I hate drama but you cant run from it. its everywhere Im just here for people going through some of the same things Iam.
Okay....OnSeptember 27th at around 9:00 at night I started to get contractions. They first started out as justa little back ache that I really didnt think anything about. (c'mon I was 9 months pregnant and huge my back hurt all the time lol) and I had just had a doctors apt. 2 days ago and I wasnt dialated at all and my cervix still wasnt thinning and the baby didnt drop any. I didnt even lose my mucus plug yet and I was due in two weeks. I was sure that I wasnt gonna have a baby for awhile. (I was way wrong) So the back ache started to get a little uncomfortable and I had to pee really bad. I went to the bathroom and hey there was my mucus plug and my bloody show. ( sorry if tmi) ...well within about two hours I was convinced that I was in labor! At first I was like could this be it? No i dont think so. It might be! My contractions were coming every 5 mins so I decided to head for the hospital since the carride there was about I half hour.The contractions didnt hurt really bad. They were uncomfortable but not unbearable. So I end up in labor and delivery around midnight....I wassooo excited. They checked me in and set me up in a room and started monitoring me and the babys heart heart and contractions. Two hours went by and I wasnt dialating anysoo with my luck...they sent my ass home...I was pissed...I was still in a lot of pain having contractions but the nurses told me that I could behaving contractions for a long time before I go into labor. So...we drive all the way back home and I crawl into my bed and everyone else in my family went to bed. About 10 mins after I laid down I felt sick to my stomach. I ran for the toliet and thank god i made it. Thats whem i knew my ass was in labor...my contractions started getting stronger and stronger within 10 mins so I woke up my dad and step-mom and toldthem this isnt right im in labor and we need to leave! So we were all back in the car within a half hour of arriving home...(crazy) ..I decided that I couldnt wait a half hour toget to the hospital so we went to another hospital out near me. I was in just too much pain. I got there and theystarted me on an IV and sure enough this was the real deal. The pain was unbearable so they finally gave me an epi...(which was HEAVEN) and forthose who go all natural I give all props to you. anyways...from then on i felt nothing. the doctor broke my water at 8 centimeter and then a half hour later i was ready to push. I push for inly 15 mins and out came my little girl!!~ They plopped her on my chest and that was it. I never knew I could love someone so much somfast...Its something I will ner forget!!!~
Aubrey Lyn was born 5 pounds 13 ounces 19 1/2 inches long!! I love her so much!