I found out I was pregnant when I was 16 years old I had my baby when I just turned 17. I didn’t imagine the huge responsibility there is to have a baby. My baby daddy was happy when he found out I was pregnant because he didn’t imagine how expensive babies are! I got lucky because I had my baby in summer vacation I went back to school being a senior in high school. Luckily I graduated got my diploma and now I’m in college trying to get my associates degree. I just turned 18 and I am trying my best to do well in school to get a good career and provide my child with everything he needs. The dad only comes around when I ask him to take care of the baby so I’m learning how to do this on my own.
I was 17 years old when I found out I was pregnant. Now I am 19 years old and pregnant with my second child. At 17, I became pregnant with my daughter. Her father was out of the picture as soon as I told him I was pregnant with his baby. I had my daughter the week of finals and graduated on time with the rest of my senior class. Now I am in my second year of college and am 10 weeks pregnant. My mom was upset that I “let this happen again” but is being supportive. The father of this child, my boyfriend, and I will be moving in together in July so we will be ready once the baby comes in October.
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