pregnant and ready to take responsibility

I am 17 years old, my goal in life is to be somewhere in forensics. That goal requires a lot of school so I came up with the plan to graduate early through an independent studies program. When august comes around and school starts back up I will have one class to finish and ill graduate in that same month.

I am currently 9 weeks pregnant, I've had my first ultrasound, and told my mom. My parents are divorced, and I'm staying at my dads at the time being, I feel like it was easier to tell my mom the news rather than my dad, who still doesn't know. I'm scared of his reaction, and id like to stay with him at his house where I have my own room and personal space.

I plan to do everything for my child on my own, I don't want to be the teen mom where my parents are more of the parents than me. I want to do it all myself and I know ill need help along the way, but its what I'm tying to do. I plan to keep my goals, and I know it will be tough and ill probably have to take a few college classes online rather than the Jr. college like I planned for general education.

I'm keeping my goals, and accepting the challenge of having this child. The "father" and I have our struggles, even if he decides not to be in the picture ill have it taken care of, it'll be harder with out his help but I am staying positive.

I know the whole situation is going to be extremely hard, but I'm staying positive. I have thought about abortion, or adoption.

One day I plan to start a family, intentionally, and I don't think its fair to have a baby one day I intended to have and know my baby is out there and not in my family because I wasn't ready for it. Ready or not here he/she comes. I'm going to have this baby and work everyday to make it have the most beautiful life and still continue on with my career goals.

My mother is supportive, and I cross my fingers my dad will come around too. I know ill have my family on my side once they know, I have a 29 year old sister whose blessed our family with an adorable boy and girl, and a 23 year old sister whose in college, and a 18 year old sister and 15 year old brother who still live at home with me.

Comments (2)

  1. tegannaget

i feel your in the same situation as me. Im 34 weeks pregnant and Im 18. I am feeling the struggles of my partner not being supportive. You have the same career goals as i do and I feel that its so imporrtant to stick to what you still want to do...

i feel your in the same situation as me. Im 34 weeks pregnant and Im 18. I am feeling the struggles of my partner not being supportive. You have the same career goals as i do and I feel that its so imporrtant to stick to what you still want to do with you education. Online studies is the way to go there. Its great to be so positive but make sure you are realistic about what you want and what you can achieve. With your dad I was dreading tell mine but you need to do it sooner rather than later as this situation will only get worse with time. Personally it took my dad 3 months to be okay with me being pregnant and we can finally talk about my pregnancy without an issue. Keep positive but remember that you need a strong support team as you get further into your pregnacy as things get really hard.

Read More
  Attachments
Your account does not have privileges to view attachments in the comment
 
  1. MB

Hi there deary,

I know you posted awhile ago, but its been awhile since I have read the blogs, but what I wanted to say was Good On You & thank you for keeping your baby!! Your's is such an inspirational and beautiful story, and I am glad you...

Hi there deary,

I know you posted awhile ago, but its been awhile since I have read the blogs, but what I wanted to say was Good On You & thank you for keeping your baby!! Your's is such an inspirational and beautiful story, and I am glad you have shared it...such a hopeful and positive story, and I hope all is going well for you, your little one and your family!!

Lots of love and God Bless,
Maria xoxox

Read More
  Attachments
Your account does not have privileges to view attachments in the comment
  Comment was last edited about 2 years ago by BellaBella BellaBella
There are no comments posted here yet

Need Help?

standupgirl contact becky

Search Real Stories

Share your story on StandUpGirl

Get 24 hour live support!
Optionline chat

StandUpGuy Story by Kyle

standupgirl app

Translate Our Page

enes

StandUpGirl Login

Welcome to StandUpGirl