I'm Abby, 19 and 37 weeks pregnant with a little boy.
I love the girls on here. I spend more time on bnb than i do talking to my actual friends!
Hope you have a happy and healthy 9 months!
Hi Sarah! I'm Edel and I'm 5 weeks pregnant with my first, I'm due on the 7th of December (:
I understand exactly how you feel about telling your parents (obviously as I only told mine little over a week ago!) and it is by far one of the most terrifying things you will ever have to do. I found out on the morning of the 29th of March and I had to go to college sit through lectures and an exam, so by the time I got home that evening I ended up just blurting it out to my mam. I cried, but she was brilliant. Took me a bit longer to get around to telling my dad, but eventually we told him, and he was in complete shock. He was great at first, but then the next day it all kind of hit him and he was upset. It's a week on now, and everyone is definitely starting to feel more positive about it, but last week was definitely rough. One day my parents were feeling ok about it, and then the next day they were upset all over again, but that has to be expected. Your parents are only going to be worried about your future, like I'm 19 and half way through my first year of a four year university course. I did brilliant in school and got into a really good course with great career prospects, and now they are worried that it's all going to be too much to cope with, going to university and having a baby. But they are delighted about the baby!
It will all come right in the end, I only know 12 days and things are already 100 times brighter than they were last week!
If you need to talk just pm me (:
Hi Edel! Ooh, we're close in due dates - yay! I'm glad your parents are coming round to it. Can't wait til everything's out in the open, so hard being around them and them not knowing if that makes sense. Good on you for sticking uni out as well! I'm a uni drop-out, so I guess I feel like this is just another failure to my parents.. How did your partner take it? My OH is being weird, but I guess that's understandable. He was really calm to begin with, then the next morning he was freaking out about what a big mistake all this was, how his family were going to go mad, etc. He text me today saying that he can't do it, whilst I was shopping with my mum trying to keep things together - could have killed him!
Oh I understand completely,it is far easier once it is all out in the open, it's a huge weight off your shoulders. Ah well I pretty much have to stick with college, right now it's my parents biggest worry that I'm not going to finish it, so I pretty much have to just grin and bare it and get on with it for the next 3 years! My OH is brilliant, but it's an awful lot easier for him, he works so at least financially things shouldn't be too tough. But Tom has been my rock so far, but in all honestly I don't think it has really hit him yet. That's men though isn't it? They say women become mothers when they fall pregnant, and men become fathers when they hold their baby! When are you planning on telling your parents?
Thanks Linzi! I know it's going to be really hard to tell them. I know they'll be supportive, but it's just that initial shock/anger/disappointment that I'm terrified of! I kept nearly blurting it out to my mum in the car today, but I just couldn't get the words out. I haven't even said it out loud yet!
Thanks Jenna. God, I'm so glad this forum exists!!
but you have to think, once that shock has happened, it's happened and it won't have to happen again? once you've said it out loud and you've accepted it yourself, it will be easier to say it to your parents, trust me!
Hey! Welcome to BnB. I'm Katie, nineteen and 30 weeks pregnant with my little girl.
Telling parents is always hard but they earlier they know the better. When mine first found out they were devestated and dad wouldn't speak to me for ages. My mum came round to it first and you wouldn't think she was ever upset because she's so excited and has spoilt my baby rotten even though she hasn't been born yet lol. My dad's really supportive as well, at one point he wouldn't even talk about the baby but now that's all changed. I don't think he'll be 100% fine with it until the baby is here though. Just know that parents want what's best for you, and having a child young is hard for them because you'll be missing out on so much and you have to grow up quickly and most teenagers aren't mature. I was 18 when I found out I was pregnant and it's only been in my pregnancy that I've started to mature more.
Also, you're due two days before my birthday, great time to be due
Hi Katie, glad to hear that your mum is so supportive! I know that mine will be once she comes to terms with it. Just trying to figure out the best way to tell her. I giggle when I'm nervous, so I don't want her to think that I'm not taking it seriously when I tell her. Haha, my due date keeps changing so I'll have to wait til ultrasound for a proper one! Love the name Ava btw, so cute!
Thanks Ashley, hope your little one doesn't keep you waiting much longer!
I'm also new to this, 19 and I know exactly how you feel! I was on the depo injection when I found out so was a big shock for me as well, I found out at around 10 weeks (now 15 weeks) I'm only just starting to feel more excited than scared. Congrats!!
I have only just managed to start telling people because I just physically couldn't get the words to come out lol. I was also scared of what reactions I got from my family and friends as I know they was not expecting me to become a mum anytime soon so I had to prepare myself with how I would respond if I didn't get the reaction I was hoping for.
Best to get your head around it first before you tell anyone else, makes it oh so easier!
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