Getting pregnant at 21 I was heartbroken. Yes, I know...I was an adult but I was a young adult who had just become legal to drink, who was still in college, who was involved in various organizations, and let’s be honest I was more worried about having fun! I cried every day for the first five months of my pregnancy and because my boyfriend was deployed and I was attending school out-of-state I felt really alone. My friends were so supportive and I probably would not have made it through my pregnancy without them.
Once I had Alora it was a huge adjustment. My mom came down to help me for about a week and my boyfriend’s family lived 20 minutes away, but when everything was said and done it was always just Alora and I. I was a full-time student finishing up my last semester of undergrad, I went back to work part-time seven weeks after having her, and I was dealing with not having her Dad around for support. Those first four months were a struggle and once her Dad finally got home I was able to realize just how bad my mental health had become.
I journaled throughout my entire pregnancy and it helped. So I decided to compile my thoughts and experiences in the hopes of helping other young or first time moms who are struggling as well. Mom 2 Mom is a community where you will hear about my experiences and be encouraged to speak about your own. We’ll tackle motherhood, relationships, and lifestyle so sit back and enjoy the ride.
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