It’s a boy!
On Saturday my sister finally had her baby boy. His name is Tyler but she nicknamed him Ty. He’s a cutie, but my sister was in labor for over 60 hours. I seriously don’t know how that was humanly possible because she didn’t have the c-section, but well done! I’m happy for my sister, and Ty is adorable, but I’m glad I still have some free time and can sleep. Sleep is good.
It’s so weird to think that at age 25 I could be old enough to have a child (I mean I know it’s possible. If anything 16 and Pregnant has made teenagers terrified everywhere, but still weird). Childbirth is a crazy thing. In the hospital I did actually see a teen who recently had her baby and thought about the difficulties that she might have as a teen mom. While it’s not the most ideal situation, they’re making the best of it-so we should too.
I mentioned this to my roommate the other day and she agreed. In high school she used to babysit a child who was 3 or 4 years old. When she would take the child out she noticed the staring and scrutiny right away. Since the child had blonde hair like her, most of the public assumed she was the mother. It’s rather disheartening at this day and age that we’re still so biased and judgmental. There are so many negative connotations to being a teen mom, but what about being a teen dad?
Sure, teen pregnancy still occurs, but it’s actually gone down: “In 2013, there were 26.6 births for every 1,000 adolescent females ages 15-19, or 305,420 babies born to females in this age group. Nearly eighty-nine percent of these births occurred outside of marriage. The 2013 teen birth rate indicates a decline of ten percent from 2012 when the birth rate was 29.4 per 1,000.” Click here to read the full article.