Quoting melindapple:" yea it's hard depending on the persons situation. Some people can afford babies no problem, and others ... [snip!] ... baby would be like "yea it's expensive, but i think we can afford it or make it work." Not "that's what assistance is for." lol"Haha don't worry you aren't sterotyping, they are young. I'm 18, my friends are all around that. And yeah, I just sit here and think "God please don't get pregnant yet." Lol, I never thought I'd need all my family to help me, or medicaid, wic, etc- I figured I'd be like 24 when I had kids haha.
Quoting Fri'Chickeneisha:" Fortunately babies don't need too too much at first, which gives us time to save some cash!"Yeah, luckily! I'm just shocked at the general basics, the stuff you need right away (clothes, crib, bassinet, bath care, diapers/wipes, playpen, carseat, stroller etc) costs so much. Once we get this stuff down we hopefully won't have to spend for a while! The shower brought in scattered clothes for every size so that's a huge help.
Quoting KDP Mommy:" o i know how that is. im 20 and i feel like it is alot. i got lucky and my parents are helping with alot ... [snip!] ... good job. (only part time but i make good money) its just crazy how people think its so easy and cheap. its not even close!!"Yeah I got lucky too my mom is amazing. But due to complicated pregnancy I had to quit my job, SO works alot but it's not the greatest pay still. And I worry about that too, I'm an only child but have a friend like a brother, and a little cousin I'm close to- I just always tell them be safe if you're gonna do anything.
Quoting Jamie & Babygirl (::" Yeah I got lucky too my mom is amazing. But due to complicated pregnancy I had to quit my job, SO works ... [snip!] ... than it is, not many young people you just witness on the street with kids is really going to tell you like it is at random)"i know. ive had a very easy pregnancy, but when it comes to buying things i do it all( out of me and the babys dad) he says he wants to be apart of his life but he hasnt bought anything. i have saved my money or let my bills be late so i can buy stuff for my child. im not against handy downs but it is my first child so i do still want new things. and girls dont understand when they become pregnant alot of guys flake. im not saying that all guys are like that. but there are a few in this world that are like that. but some people just have to find out the hard way!!!!
Quoting KDP Mommy:" i know. ive had a very easy pregnancy, but when it comes to buying things i do it all( out of me and ... [snip!] ... are like that. but there are a few in this world that are like that. but some people just have to find out the hard way!!!!"Well that's really good you're being responsible Maybe he'll come around, but like you said a lot of guys do leave The ones that don't aren't always the greatest either though. Like I try to point out to people, the guy ISN'T pregnant, he's having a kid, but he can still go out and party and basically there isn't much that can be done about that. And yes they do, I had to learn mostly everything the hard way, I didn't ever take advice so I guess there's lots of other people like that too.