Well that was the plan, we were supposed to get engaged this year, tie the knot in 2020 and honeymoon in Disneyland just the two of us, before coming home to our lovely house and preparing it for the next chapter. After that the baby plan was to start.
But life happens when you’re busy making plans.
So far most people are happy for us, they’re excited even, and ask us all the generic “when’s it due” “how you feeling” questions, which is fantastic! But then you get the negative nellies who think they know how you should be living your life and decide that 21 is far too young and you’ve barely left school, why didn’t you wait a couple more years? Was it an accident? And you get put into a category, you’re suddenly a statistic, you’re not a mum-to-be and you’re fed the facts of how young relationships are more likely to end when a baby is thrown into the mix. Well thanks for your advice, I’m glad you waited until you were in your 30s and had travelled and “seen the world”. But that was never my plan.
I’d always wanted to be a young mum, granted I did expect to be slightly older than 21, but sometimes unexpected things turn out to be the best surprises. I’m lucky. I have a fabulous support system, my boyfriend and I have known each other for 10 years, we’ve been together since a month after my 18th birthday and we’ve been living together for 3 years this summer. Our life is great, I wouldn’t change him for the world. We have great parents who are all very excited to be introducing their first grandchild into the world and we are so happy that this tiny little baby who’s tucked up in my belly is already so so loved.
Making the decision to become parents, isn’t an easy decision, it’s not one that can be taken lightly, there’s a lot of commitments and life changes that come with being responsible for a miniature human. But we can’t wait for this new and exciting chapter to begin! We’re over the moon!