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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Week 39 Day 3 - Teenage Pregnancy


My wife stayed home from work today. She didn't get much sleep last night due to what we think is Braxton-Hicks contractions. She was up quite a bit, in pain. She was very uncomfortable. I'm glad I was born a male.

Her work is very understanding, which helps.

I think we have our bags pretty much packed, and ready. One for her, one for the baby's stuff, and one for me, since I will be staying at the hospital as well. My work is already prepared for "the call", if I am at work when she goes into labor. They know that I will be needing a few days off.

I am going to try my hardest to do a sort-of streaming update when she is in labor. Kind of a play-by-play of what's going on. No gross pictures, or little details, but sort of like Facebook "status updates". So make sure you are watching closely for when she goes into labor. I will notify over all my social network pages. Twitter is probably your best bet, because it is easiest to update quickly.

One thing I have been overwhelmed by lately is the amount of teenage girls having babies. I have quite a few followers on Twitter, and Instagram, and most of them are young single mothers. I cannot believe how many 16, 17, 18 year old girls there are out there with children. I just feel bad for them. I know it takes two people to create a baby, but maybe it's the parenting to blame. How are all of these kids having kids?

I also think that society is putting a lot of pressure on young girls to be "hot". More depression, suicide, drug use, than ever, and a lot of it is caused by peer pressure. Peer pressure can also be linked to teen pregnancy. Lyrics of songs are becoming more and more about sex, and degrading of women. Boys listen to this and think that it is normal to be sleeping with girls, with that being the only intention, especially after puberty, which is in the teenage years. These kids are still in high school. They aren't using protection. Their parents have probably never talked to them about the dangers and outcomes of their actions. The saddest part is all of the single young teenage mothers that are left to take care of these innocent babies. Oh, and the mother's families. Because we all know that a 16 year old girl is not working to support that child on her own. I just never knew the extent, and now I have seen it personally. Something that I am going to have to worry about in 15 years when I have a teenage daughter.

I am 26, and my wife is 23. I cannot even imagine how my life would be right now if I had a child at 16. They would be 10 years old! I still feel like a kid sometimes....

How would you feel if your child told you they were pregnant in their high school years? What were your parenting techniques that allowed your children to NOT make these mistakes?


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