I don't understand why it is so acceptable in todays world to get pregnant and not be married. I know a girl that is in her early 20's. She didn't finish college, hasn't held a steady job for more than a few months at a time, and lives with her father. Yet, when she posts about an upcoming ultrasound appointment on Facebook, she gets tons of "Congratulations!" from her friends.
I don't get it. What is there to congratulate -was she trying to get pregnant?! To me, this is not a happy situation. Don't get me wrong... This baby will be absolutely loved and celebrated. But this girl just put her life on hold for years to raise a child when she should be finishing school and experiencing life.
I know so many women that just let pregnancy happen to them. Like...Oops. I don't understand how they leave what should be one of the biggest decisions in their life up to chance. Being a parent is such a huge responsibility.
I think I was about 22 or 23 when I got pregnant the first time. I was married and in graduate school. The pregnancy was planned so that I would be able to finish school before the baby arrived. I also had a steady job and my husband and I were able to support ourselves. And I was still worried to tell my mom that I was pregnant. I don't know why. She was thrilled, but I still felt like a kid somehow. I couldn't imagine letting the world know on Facebook.