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Not that this is unusual these days, but I want to share

At the Pedi today, there were two young girls there, they looked about 16 or 17 years old.  Each of them had a newborn baby of their own.  I just sat there looking at them, not feeling sorry for them so much, but in a way I was.  Knowing how hard it is for me at 31 to take care of a baby sometimes, I just cannot imagine being 16 or 17 with a baby.  They have their entire lives ahead of them and to be so young and be a mommy.

Please don't take this as young mother bashing because that isn't what it is.

Before I had a baby, I never really thought much when I saw a young teenage mom.  Just, eh, another young mom.  But now after being a mom I have an entire new outlook on it and a sort of sympathy in a way for teenage moms.  Yes, they got themselves into it, but still, so much growing up to do at such a young age.  I thought back to when I was 16, there is no way I could have done it.  It gives me some respect for the ones that do it well, stay in school, take care of baby, make something of themselves.

Side Note: they were there together with their babies as in BFFs.  One had what looked to be a 6 month old, the other one had about a 2 month old.

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Re: Not that this is unusual these days, but I want to share

  • One of my BFF is my exact age and a grandma for the 1st time this past June! Seriously ... I just had a baby and she's a grandma. Yep, she was a 15 & pregnant case. Luckily she has support and is still going to school but w/out her mom there would be no way in hell*s she would be able to do it.
  • About a year and a half ago, DH had to go downtown to get another copy of his birth certificate while applying for Phoenix PD.  While there, he noticed two young girls getting birth certificates for their new babies.  That in and of itself was sad...but worse, they had the same baby daddy.
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  • as many young mothers as I see and interact with daily, it is hard for me to find much respect for them, vice versa for the daddies too.  I applaud them for attempting for graduate, but many of them act like it is no big deal and have no clue how to properly raise their children, b/c they are still acting like children themselves.  I know that there are many young mothers who are good mothers, but in my case, I just don't get to see it that often.
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  • It is sad, they are so young and could do soooo many things, but can't because they have to face reality and grow up.  I wonder how many teenage mothers actually go on to college and graduate from college.  Probably not very many.

    So, those girls made me realize that I'm definatly discussing that with Davis someday.  He does not need to be a baby daddy.

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  • image BrandySun:
    About a year and a half ago, DH had to go downtown to get another copy of his birth certificate while applying for Phoenix PD.  While there, he noticed two young girls getting birth certificates for their new babies.  That in and of itself was sad...but worse, they had the same baby daddy.

    Ouch!  Same baby daddy?!?  Sounds like an episode of Jerry Springer to me!

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    It is sad, they are so young and could do soooo many things, but can't because they have to face reality and grow up.  I wonder how many teenage mothers actually go on to college and graduate from college.  Probably not very many.

    So, those girls made me realize that I'm definatly discussing that with Davis someday.  He does not need to be a baby daddy.

    My cousin got pregnant when she was 16 (by one of my ex boyfriends, ha) and has since graduated college. She is a year younger than me and just had her third child in July. 

    I saw how much she struggled. I do wish more young mothers would turn out like her though!! 

     

     

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    Side Note: they were there together with their babies as in BFFs.  One had what looked to be a 6 month old, the other one had about a 2 month old.

    My senior year this was the case.  The one girl got pregnant so her BFF got pregnant a couple months later so they could be pregnant together and then a couple months after that another one of their friends got pregnant.

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