I got pregnant when I was 17. I didn’t know I was pregnant and when I found out I was almost 7 months along. Before I knew I was pregnant, I thought I had just been gaining weight really rapidly since my boyfriend was taking me out to eat a lot and I had been really lazy for the past few months; the only thing I wanted to do after I got home was go to sleep. My mom and grandma always asked me about being pregnant, but I always denied it since I was getting my period occasionally. My older brother would ask me a lot too, but I’d just get mad at him and not talk to him for a while. I could never imagine myself being pregnant.
A month after all the questioning had died down, I started to feel something moving in my stomach. I thought I had worms in my stomach or something. I told my boyfriend about it and he said that maybe I had parasites. A day later my boyfriend and I went to the clinic to check what I had. They took my urine sample and told me I was pregnant. I was speechless; I didn’t know how to react at all. All I could think about was how I was going to tell my parents.
I was really scared! I got an ultrasound and the clinic told me I was already 28 weeks along. I couldn’t believe it; I was totally shocked. At that point I was scared because I had gone to the Delmar fair a few weeks ago and got on the rides, so I was nervous about my baby. I was praying for my baby to be okay.
A day after I told my mom I was pregnant. She was shocked, but she said she already knew since my stomach was growing. I stated crying, telling her I was sorry. She was very disappointed in me but she got over it in a week or so.
A month later, my mom told my dad I was pregnant. He started yelling at me and my boyfriend that we were responsible for our actions and he wasn’t going to be responsible for me anymore. I didn’t know what to tell him, I just stood there and cried.
When I was in labor, all I could think about was having my baby in my arms; I just couldn’t wait to have him there with me. My little Gorge was born at 3:04 am and since then, he’s been the only person I’m really in love with. I can’t imagine myself without him. I thank God for giving me a lovely healthy little boy. I’m glad to have lots of support from family and friends.