Weight: 7 lbs 11 oz
I was 17 years old when I became pregnant with Alannah. I was raised pro-life and agreed whole heartedly. I was supported by my mother & family. However friends had other opinions. It wasn’t a decision to have my child….It was already going to happen.
I entered into to my senior year, took extra classes to ensure I would graduate and had a home tutor for my recovery time after I had my child.
I endured many comments from a single male teacher at my school who taught my humanities class. He did not agree with my putting the whole school through my pregnancy, or my being allowed to graduate since I had to miss more than the allotted absences due to my baby. But through it all I graduated with my two month old daughter there to share the experience with me.
I never planned to have a child so young, but when I look at her now, she is such a gift. She’s a vibrant, advanced, thriving 5 year old, whom I couldn’t imagine ever living without. As for my friends, I no longer speak to the ones who didn’t support me.
My best friend who was pregnant at the same time as me, and terminated her pregnancy, has never forgiven herself and lives in regret, especially when she sees my daughter.