The father of my baby is not on the birth certificate
I was with him for seven years, living together, engaged. The last two years were a nightmare due to severe mental instabilities on his part. Which lead to hopsital stays, self medicating with street drugs and lots of drinking. He left me in July of last year, ran back home to mommy after his father passed away and he realized he was going to get a LARGE inheritance. I was working two jobs, and finishing my degree. In October I ended up in the ER for stomach pains and just not feeling good. Long story short, I was pregnant. Five months pregnant. I was on the birth control patch, I was getting my period lightly, but I was so busy and stressed, I didnt think anything of it.
I didn't tell him. He made it clear he didn't want anything to do with me. His mother even said to stay away, because they have too much to deal with. I heard that he had been traveling and partying and spending his inheritance, quit his job.
The baby was born 2 months ago. I did not list a father on the birth certificate. We are happy, things are great. I received my degree, returned to work.
I am not telling my ex that he has a baby. I know I may regret it later and I will deal with that. I won't lie to my son, I will let him know why I made my decision.