Hi. My name is Susan. I am 24 years old pregnant, due May 20, 2013. I am beyond ecstatic about it. Especially since last night I finally got the nursery completely done. We picked up the crib yesterday and I refused to go to bed until it was all complete and picture ready :)
I am engaged to the man of my dreams, Dan, who is 22 years old. He is happier than he thought he would ever be about being a daddy. He didnt plan on having kids until he was 28 !
Though this pregnancy was an "accident" we did not prevent it at all and neither one of us would change it if we could.
We plan on getting married next year, after baby turns one. And if I get my way, the date will be July 12th or 13th. He wants a spring or fall wedding. I am 100% set on a July wedding. My dad passed away 12 1/2 years ago and his birthday is July 9th, and since I have wanted a wedding near his birthday.
We have had many struggles since I got pregnant, but I keep reminding myself they are due to the hormone changes in me, and the fact that their were a lot of changes for DF all at once. We had just gotten our own place together and it was his first time not living with his parents. His best friends moved. He got a new job after being out of work for 2 1/2 months, and then we found out I got pregnant in the second week of being on our own :) Then his hours were cut, and we again had to move (thankfully the lease was only for 3 months), due to me not having a job and he was no longer making enough to cover rent and food. We moved in with my parents, which has been a HUGE adjustment for him, but we are defiantely coping. We have a bedroom, livingroom, nursery, and a mini kitchenette (unfortunately no water), all to ourselves. His hours are just now picking up, after 3 months of them being cut in half, so we have been fighting a lot less about money, so hopefully soon, we will be able to start saving again.
I love being able to cook dinner for DF but I have so little energy these days, I hate cooking, and I never know what to cook. I am hoping this sparks some great ideas for us to try now, and far into the new life of parenting.
I guess that is it for now. :) Thanks for reading