Shaleena - posted on 09/18/2013 ( 3 moms have responded )
Well, I'm 19 and in my second year of college at a very well known university. I found out about 2 weeks ago that I was 7 weeks pregnant and initially I was in shock and disbelief. The father of my child and boyfriend for almost 3 years is excited about having the baby but for the longest I didn't know if I wanted to keep it. But I made the choice that it's not the baby's fault that we made careless decisions to not use any form of contraception and I'm hoping that it turns out for the better. My boyfriend does not want me to drop out of school, but 1). The baby is due at the end of April, which is 3 or 4 weeks away from finals and I'm just worried that I will not be able to make it back to school to take the tests and 2.) with me not dropping out of school, that would mean that I would be at least an hour away from the baby in the fall of 2014.
I know right now I'm not really thinking of this as a big deal because pretty much it still hasn't caught on that there is something growing inside of me, but by that time, I'm pretty sure that leaving my baby behind will be one of the hardest things that I will have to do and honestly, I'm scared.
If you could give me ANY advice on how I should go about this situation and start to look on the bright side if it that would be great. I've been looking at success stories of women who had their children at a young age and was actually given a little hope.
I will take advice from anyone.