Quoting Siearah Sackett:" I am about to be a mother at the very young age of 15. I am scared, excited, and in a way, kind of lost ... [snip!] ... and just going with the flo, but it would be WONDERFUL to get in contact in with some teen mothers, or past teen mothers. "
Congratulations! It's so normal to feel all of those things but I know that it can be pretty overwhelming sometimes. I got pregnant with my first at 16 so I do know how it feels too. It's not easy doing it all so young but always remember that having a wonderful life and being a young mom is completely possible! In fact, you have to work extra hard and achieve your goals now for baby instead of you, and that makes it so much more important ;) And please, you don't have to stop "labeling" yourself as a teen mother because other people won't stop. Better to own up to the label and beat the stereotypes into the ground I say.
I hope that everything goes wonderfully for you with this baby and I honestly hope that you keep your head held high and stay strong in making a good life for you and your child. I went back to my Senior year when my daughter was 5 days old and kept going until I graduated on time and hopped straight into college and work- it's not easy, but definitely rewarding. There are SO many opportunities out there to advance your life so please never feel like there isn't an option to do it! I have one year left for my RN but I put school on hold when my husband joined the Army and then we PCS'd to Texas this January. I'm 34 weeks along with our 2nd now (we're 22). Going back to school after being out is hard so I suggest diving into it head on with as little a break as possible. Separate yourself from negative influences and don't be too sad when you can't relate as well to all the friends you had before. You're growing up and headed in a different direction but, there is tons of support out there for young moms so take advantage. Hopefully you find some great people to connect with here! I'm no teen mom anymore but I would be glad to talk to you or lend support anytime Momma. Best of luck to you and your little one!