Hey. Congratulations. I'm not a teen dad, sorry. I'm a Mummy It's very rare to see Dad's in here but of course you're welcome! I asked my partner for you though. He's not exactly a teen but he's young (23) He said he loves being a Daddy and it's the best thing he's ever done having a family. He said it's a big responsibility providing for us but he wouldn't change it. Soppy git lol.
Thanking you and your partner for that information i just keep gettin these taughts of no being able to cope but i forget about them and carry on trying to do my best for my OH see like im still a student and i dunno how i am going to be able to support us all ....
I think most girls are happy as long as you face up to the responsibility and try. That's how I see it anyway.
Just be supportive to your OH, help her out when the baby gets here and even if you feel scared and unsure, just keep strong and keep reminding your OH that your in it together and you will always be here to support her and the baby.
As I said, just try and support your OH and the baby. And face up to the responsibility. If your unsure of having a baby, go into a book store and have a look for a dads guide to pregnancy and birth - apparently they are helpful for dads to be
I just want to say, it's really nice to see someone like you. A younger dad who wants to actively play a part in your baby's life and provide for your little family. Your not running away from the responsibility and you sound lovely! I hope everything goes well for you x
Hi I'm Sasha and two LO's, they are 6 months and almost 3 years old. My OH was 17 when we found out i was pregnant with my first and 18 when we had her. He was scared but also excited for her and had a crappy job working a fast food restaurant then went to school to become a machanic and it was hard financially we were both working crappy jobs while i was pregnant then i was on mat leave at the time he was going to school so it made it even harder with even more limited money, but we did it and he said he wouldn't change it for the world and loves being a daddy to his little girl and now his little boy. He loves watching them grow up and even wanted to formula feed them so that he could feed and get up with them as well. So just support her and try to be there with her during this amazing experience. Also good for you for standing by her and not running away like a lot of younger dads do.
Thanks all for each of your advice its verry helpfull and it made me calmer and i actually more closer to my OH when we found out was in a bit of shock ill admit that but i just keep gettin happier and happier with her and ill always be there for my lil son/daughter like i was just unsure on how i would cope with still being a student and not getting much money doesnt help the situation either :S.
Thank you all for your help ...
Firstly, HUGE welcome! Like the others have said, its rare to see a daddy to be in here asking for help. But i think its refreshing. So congratulations on the baby and the guts to come here and ask.
Secondly, as im a mummy i cant comment on what its like to be a daddy. But i am married to a wonderful daddy. He dotes on Kent and is strict enough to deal with the tantrums etc. I think the main thing to remember is, your GF will need your support and reassurance during the pregnancy, labour AND childhood of your baby. Alot of guys seems to forget that the mother is also adjusting to being a mum after the baby is born, and just because they have carried the baby for 9 months doesnt actually mean they know what they are doing any more then you lol. Its a transition thats for sure.
I think if i was to ask my OH what he feels about being a dad, the first thing he would say is 'i love him no matter what. And what ever happens in life i will always be in his life' ( His dad wasnt in my OH life so it means alot for him to know his son knows he is there)
Thank you verry much .
Like im not sure wha to do but me and my OH are basicly living together now but will be permanetly when the baby is due.
The pregnancy has brought me closer to my OH which has made me verry happy getting to spend alot of time with her.
Like my dad raired me cause my ma left him when i was 4 and like i know my OH wouldnt do it to me and i would never do anything like that to her im just getting afraid that the baby ont wan to know me when its older.
im just more confused on wha to do during the whole pregnancy during scans and the birth of my son/daughter....
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