Quoting LolaMcKitten:" Especially considering that when your 16, your barely even legal to drive, get a job and you can;t even ... [snip!] ... see how you can fully care for yourself and your child when you aren't even old enough to legally sign for your own place. "
exactly i didnt even get my license till i was 17 i had a work permit because my mother had a stroke. i got it at 15 and thank goodness my job was up around the corner. so i walked. i worked up until i became pregnant with my first son. who was very sick when he was born. he had sleep apnea i dont understand these kids now days getting pregnant so young. i know it doesnt mean they are going to be horrible parents but everyone i know that has gotten pregnant early around 14 to 17 years old are on welfare... its nuts!
at 21 i was overwhelmed and my husband even. with his crappy job hours. we are thankful tho he makes enough to take care of us without us needing government help.
ugh. just wish parents would educate better. i didnt even think about having kids when i was a teen i was scared smurfless because my mother told me should would kick my ass and beat the crap out of me lol. but i wasnt a trouble maker either. glad i wasnt.
anyways im ranting and raving. i just hope you realize now that things are not going to be easy from now on you will have someone else that you must put before yourself. and the cold meal thing is no joke i swear when ever your hungry they are and when they get older your food is thiers they dont want thier own plate they want what is on yours. so i rarely get a full meal unless we go out to dinner and our son gets his own favorite grapes and other random things he likes.
Be prepared. babies are the most expensive "doll" you will ever have! adn this one again cant be put in a box and sold in a yardsale when you outgrow it.