red coat on bench I am now 24 weeks pregnant. I know that my baby is a girl and so far is healthy. I was known as the innocent girl at school and the innocent one in my family, everyone believed I was the smart. Little did they know they were completely wrong. Life is so hard now.

I was sixteen when I got pregnant and on my seventeenth birthday I found out I was pregnant. I cried and didn’t know what to do or who to tell. My boyfriend was pushing me to believe that the only thing I could do was have an abortion. I didn’t believe this was the right path for me but he led me to believe it was.

I knew at that point I was 4 weeks pregnant and had to make a choice fast. I told my older sister about my situation and she told me that our family will support me and help me in every way possible and that the choice was 100% up to me. I knew I wanted the baby and stuck to that choice.

Here I am young and pregnant. When I first heard her little heartbeat I knew she would be someone I’d love forever and someone who will be there with me no matter what. I know it’s going to be tough but all I have to do is stay positive. When I saw her on my first ultra sound she was giving me and thumbs up so i took that as “Mommy everything will be ok” I love that picture of her. I can’t wait to meet her.

 

Melinda