Discouraged… If we can’t even figure out how to fill out papers for housing assistance n shit, how are we supposed to be able to raise a kid??
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Pregnancy hormones.. Man they sure are something.. for both people involved! Haha
prideinmyyouth said: I had my son in April and I remember thinking the same thing you are. My advice would be to stock up on at least diapers and wipes now. They really do go through them fast. For now, I'd say at least get the essentials. Good luck (:
Thank you very much! You’re input is very helpful :) I wish you luck as well
Ha, exactly how I feel
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When would be the best time to start purchasing stuff for the baby?
I feel that buying things later on would be best.
She wants to right away.
Any help here? I can see her point for wanting to get things out of the way, but I think it’s too early to be going crazy.. spending too much money too fast is not what 2 broke teens need.
rarglenarglezouse said: i read your ask about asking for advice on becoming a new dad. congrats btw. if i can help let me know. my son is 20months at this point in time.
When would be the right time to start buying supplies? Cribs, all that kind of stuff? My opinion is that we just wait and see how things go, after all she is only 5 weeks pregnant. She thinks that buying things and getting them out of the way would be the smartest move. Any opinion?
liberalmommyofone said: I am a teenage mother, as many .. I had a rough life. i lived of sex, drugs and rock and roll for a long time but my son changed my life, I am about to go to college, you know? it is extremely difficult when you're a single mother. but i worked hard. and everyday is worth it, because I am MOTHER, i take care of my son, without parents to support me, no baby's father, without anyone or anything ... YOU rock, just stay strong with a positive mind an a beautiful soul for you new lil family
Thank you very much for the kind words.. They mean a lot. My parents say that I’m a fuck up and stuff like that now.. which partially is true. I mean nobody wants this for their children.. but the fact that I’m sticking around is huge, right? Taking responsibility for my actions.. I keep telling myself that things could be so much worse. And it’s true, you really really put that into perspective. What i’m wondering though.. how will i make all these payments? Bills? How often will I actually be able to see my family if i’ll be working like a madman? They’re tough questions.. perhaps you can help answer??
lovingmygingerboy said: When MY fiance and I found out that we were pregnant we were 20 and 23... not teen parents but young enough to be scared shitless. My/our advice to you is save while you can, have a nice nest egg. don't stress over little things. make sure you give mommy a break form the baby even if that means taking the baby for a car ride and swaddle swaddle swadlle!!! :)
My girl and I are 18 and 16, and we’ve had a complicated relationship. We were never ones to argue before this, and this kinda changed that.. but I’m sticking around. I’m extremely scared about the finacial situation, so I def am aware of the nest egg thing. It’s tough for me to not worry, because I’m naturally a worrywort. Worrying about everything.. like how I’m gonna put food on the table to if her and I will make it through such a challenge.
Throughout all of my life, I guess I have always been a worrywort. But now that I have 2 people depending on me, my decisions.. It’s an immense amount of pressure for an 18 year-old-punk who knows only a very limited fraction about life.
I’m trying to stay strong for my girl, she’s just as scared as I am. My parents are supportive as they can be, but with only one of my parents employed.. and two younger brothers.. makes bad things even worse for my family.
Her family is extremely disfuntional - divorced. Her mother can offer moral support but not finacial.. Her father, on the other hand, is wealthy enough to help her a bit. As of current, he says that he won’t support “us”, just his girl. It helps, but his refusal to support both her and I is a major blow to my hopes.
Like I said before, I’m trying to stay strong.. trying hard to stay positive about all these things.. but it’s so hard. I have no job, no car and close to zero money saved up. I can’t afford to go onto college and support our new family at the same time.. finacially impossible.
Hahaha, I’ll be like this :D
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