My 14 year old daughter is pregnant...3 months now. It's been an amazing ride since the day we found out. But mostly I have to keep my emotions in check in order to head off everybody elses.Lots to decide now...to keep the baby, or not. She wants to keep the baby, and so does the babies father, but they are so young, and I am not convinced they are making the decision in the best interests of everyone. I've enrolled Amanda in a teen pregnant/parent program at her school. It teaches the class work, but also lamaze classes, nutrition, how to care for babies, etc. Amanda is still bringing home A schoolwork. But being pregnant is the easy part, as we all know too well.
The school has offered the use of a computerized baby. It looks and acts just like a real infant, and everything is recorded electronically by a chip in the baby which lets you know how well you responded to all the babies needs and noises. I think her and the baby's father should try this thing out for a week.
I am so stressed over it all. I worry I am going to be stuck with all the responsibility. My daughter's dad isn't even paying child support for her, and now we have to try and take care of another one? And I honestly do not see the babiy's father as sticking around too long once the baby is here. I hope he proves me wrong. And Amanda is staying in school. She needs her education, and she will graduate when she is supposed to.
So that leaves it all on me....and I am so stressed about it all. I do not need this in my life right now. I can barely take care of myself right now...I get disability for mental disorders. Financially we are always scraping by. I just don't know how we are going to make this work.. And of course i feel guilty, because this poor baby didn't ask for all this either.
I could ramble on and on, but I am exhausted. I guess I just put this out there to hear if anyone else has been through this, or knows someone.
I didn't put it behind a cut cuz I wasn't sure. If you think I should, just say so and I'll make sure I do next time. ^^