Hope everything is going alright and that your parents are coming around to it. Have you thought about telling the father or your friend yet? And how are you feeling physically?
I have thought about telling the father as I know it's something I have to do, although I don't know how exactly I'm going to do it. As for my friend, I think the best thing to do is me and the father tell her together rather than drop the bomb on both of them at the same time.
Physically, I'm actually not feeling to bad. Slight headaches, a little nausea but no sickness, nothing I can't handle. Breast tenderness, but nothing much different than how they get during my time of the month. I'm hoping it stays this way and I don't start vomiting every chance I get.
Im glad you told your patents. Its definitely a hard thing to do, but it does help everything feel more real. My parents weren't happy when I got pregnant (the first or second time) and neither was my grandma. Me and her are incredibly close and we actually stopped talking for a while because she was so upset with me. But after a while, things settled down and she came around. She's actually the one who helped watch my son so I could go to school. After my son was born, everyone settled and my kids are so well loved by all their family, even though when I got pregnant wasn't an ideal time by any means.
Im glad that you've started taking vitamins and plan on calling the doctor. Just take this whole journey step by step (as you seem to be doing). As others have said, if you ever want to talk or get some advice or anything, feel free to pm me for contact info.
Thanks for keeping us updated. I hope your pregnancy symptoms stay mild
It's great you told your parents, at 16 that's one of the hardest parts! I fell pregnant with my first a couple of months before turning 17 and my parents reacted terribly, my mum took a few weeks to start coming around and my dad didn't acknowledge my pregnancy (he'd also hardly acknowledge me) until I was about 27 weeks along. However, when my son was born he was over the moon and now he dotes on both of my children. It's not the same but I had only known my children's father for about 1.5 months before I fell pregnant and we had been officially together for just 2 weeks when I conceived.
My son turned 4 a few days ago and I am now 21. You can message me on here if you'd like to ask anything.
I just thought I'd let you all know that today I had my first appointment, and it was extremely scary and surreal. The confirmation, the questions, the due date, it all lead me to tears, it was too overwhelming for my hormonal brain to handle. However, when I got home and was able to calm myself down, I felt a huge relief that my pregnancy was now being monitored and somewhat controlled. I didn't actually get to see an ultrasound today as there aren't any concerns, so that's something I have to look forward to. The next milestone is telling the father, which I've preparing myself to do. I honestly can't tell what the reaction will be, so I guess all I can do is wait until I build up the courage to do it.
That must have been pretty overwhelming going for your first appointment. You're right, though, it is great that it is now being monitored and you can take care of yourself physically. I think for most pregnancies they don't ultrasound until 20 weeks if everything is going normally. What is your due date? I know you are probably feeling such a mixture of emotions right now, but please know that you are doing fantastically and you are handling this very maturely and I'm super impressed with how strong you sound. Best of luck with telling the father!
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