A teen mom talks about staying in school

Letter #3: by Anonymous

I am 18 years old, a mother of a 2 year old boy and an almost 9 month old girl.  I live in a studio apartment that is way too small and you know what? It doesn’t even have its own bathroom.  You have to use the community bathroom.

I am in my junior year of high school.  I can’t believe I have made it that far.  You know, though, it’s not that easy.  Every day I have to wake up about 5:30 am and get myself ready first.  In that time I make a bottle and change a diaper.  About 5:45 I wake up my son and get my son and daughter dressed.  We leave for the city bus at about 6:30 am.  It takes about 15 minutes to walk to the transit and we get to school about 7:45 am.

Even through all of that it is worth staying in school because you are able to find a better job out of life.  Also, you are showing your children that you can be someone out of life even through your circumstances.  My advice for mothers of more than one child is that you can do it!

A teen mom talks about labor

Letter #2: by Ana

Hi. My name is Ana and I have a 9 month old daughter.  Nevaeh is her name and crawling is her game.  I’m going to talk to you a little about going through labor.  While you are going through labor, find an object and keep staring at it, and then when you get your contractions just breathe in and out and relax.  All I did was paid attention to the red heat lamp and stared at it while I was breathing in and out.

Another advice from me is that going natural is the best thing you do.  It’s worth it and you don’t have any pains or anything wrong with you after birth.  I personally know girls who have pains, cramps, backaches and many other pains.  So go natural and you will be pain free after you deliver.

You can do it!

A teen mom of 2 kids

I have two children; one is almost 4 years old and one is an 18 month old baby.  I am 18 years old and yes, it is kinda hard having two children.  They are so wonderful to have around me.  They are always with me, 24/7.  Taking care of two kids is hard while I’m still going to school, but I’m getting used to it.

My 4 year old is going to school. He is in pre-school.  It’s hard because I am trying to graduate from high school.  I always get to class late and then I have to get out of class to pick him up and wait for his bus for 15 minutes.  My 18 month old baby is so tiny.  I have to be careful with her.  She wakes me up at night still.  But having more than one child has changed my life so much.  I am so happy.  I love them so much!

Advice for Teen Dads

Advice for Teen Dads by Anonymous

The only advice I have for you is to hold on tight.  Hold on to your sanity.  Hold on to your life.  Hold on to your child.  Let me explain what I mean.

Your sanity will be the first to slip.  You just have to remember it’s all worth it.  Being a dad is hard work but look in your child’s eyes and you know it’s worth it.

Your life will change but it’s important to remember you must live for yourself as well as your child.  Your kid always comes first, but if you’re not happy, your baby won’t be either.

The most important thing in your life is your child.  Hopefully his/her mother isn’t psychotic and won’t take your child away from you.  Never trust anyone else with any say over your child.  You are the only one you can trust to be fair.