I was a senior in high school and dating my best friend. In December 2008, the condom broke and I got pregnant. I decided to keep my baby. My senior year, unfortunately, was no fun at all. I was responsible for a new life. I was excited and scared all at the same time. My baby was born on September 6, 2009, two days before her E.D.D. She was in perfect health, 8lbs 12 oz. I love my baby Lily.

I’m 18 now, and she is seven months. Her dad and I are still together, and doing great. I work 40 hour weeks at a day care with my baby, and go to college full time as well. So does her dad. We are doing are best for our baby girl. Everything she has we buy. We don’t ask for help. We can do this on our own. 

I love taking my baby out and spending time with her. But i hate the looks i get. Everywhere I go people take one look at her and then at me and just shake their heads. They don’t know my situation. I’m sure they think that I am a slacker teen who is irresponsible and relying on others for my baby. 

My friends left me as soon as we graduated. Sure, there is the occasional facebook message, but really…. I have no one except my baby and my boyfriend. I love them both so much. But it really isn’t the same as having girlfriends to hang out with. I don’t know any other people who are in a situation like mine… and I would like to make friends who are teen moms. I just feel so alone with out people to talk to about girl stuff.