I'm Karlie! I'm 18 years old and I have an amazing, gorgeous 7 month old daughter names Islie. Her name is pronounced like EYE LEE. Or Riley without the R. The S is silent.. Teachers are going to hate me for that ;)
When I was 17 I met Islie's dad, Dolan. We were madly in love (or we thought) and CRAZY about each other. 4 months into dating we found out I was almost 2 months pregnant. I was beyond terrified and he was so excited he wanted to tell everyone right away. We kept it from people until we told our families and then he went crazy telling people he was going to be a daddy. He'd go around singing "I'mma have a baby, I'mma have a baby HEY HEY HEY HEY." He made me feel so much better and less scared about the situation until he randomly stopped talking to me. Long story short.. I found out he was cheating on me with an ex girlfriend and he tried forcing me into adoption because he couldn't afford it (he was 19, no diploma and worked at arby's... so hey, maybe put some effort into getting your GED and getting a better job?) and I told him I was going to keep her.. well he freaked out and said I "F$@!ed up his life for keeping her and I was selfish and immature.
As of now, he is no longer in her life by his choice. He has seen her 5 times in the 7 months she's been here. And I haven't heard from him in 4 months. I think my daughter is better off without him, all he cares about is getting drunk, parties and getting girls.
I almost graduated but ended up dropping out because at the end of my pregnancy Islie sat on my ureter (the tube that connects the kidney and the bladder) and caused me a ton of medical problems and I had to get multiple procedures done.. I'm still dealing with kidney pain! I'm getting my GED here soon, within the next couple of weeks and starting school for cosmetolgoy.
I live with my dad in a 2 bedroom apartment and he is the reason I am even able to raise my daughter. I'm doing all I can to get on my own and provide for my daughter. She is my life, my world, my everything. She's all I have and I wouldn't give her up for the world. I can't picture my life without her and she's such an angel and behaves amazingly!
Well this is pretty freakin' long! So I'm going to stop now. I'm sorry if you read this and ended up thinking it was pointless! HAHA I tend to ramble. :) I'm hoping to make friends and get some great advice and share experiences as young mothers :)