This is my birth story: Fifteen with twins. It was the night of my year 10 formal. I went with my boyfriend, Cameron, of 3 years. We had a really good and fun night and decided to sleep together later that night.
Around Christmas/New Year time I started to feel quite sick. I had missed a period but didn't think much of it since it was still quite new to me and the have odd times. On the 5 Jan my older sister, Kate, took me to the doctors because of how sick I was.
They looked at me and did some tests and then told me the news- I was pregnant. At first I was in shocked. I didn't know what to do. But then Kate hugged me and said it will all be ok.
When I got home I was brave enough to tell my parents. They were both watching TV on the lounge. I walked in and just told them straight out. They were so surprised ( I was a straight A student that was in dance groups, choir, musicals, social justice group and tennis) they never thought I would get pregnant. The first thing my mum did was hug me. My dad just kept saying you should have been more careful.
After that we just talked about and I was keeping the baby. The next day I asked Cameron over. I sat him down sand told him. He didn't take it well and left. I was so upset but I had Kate and my parents to help me through it. A few days later I was scheduled to go out with my two besties, Hanna and Maddie. When I told them they were surprised and supportive.
Then it was school time. When I returned to school to start a new year I was already 4 months pregnant but I wasn't too visible luckily. I got called a lot of names but I had Maddie and Hanna to support me and clear up rumors and things.
When I got my first ultrasound I found out I was having twins! I had so many emotions then. I was having twin girls. My whole family was do excited. We had the baby's room ready all in pink by the time I was 7 months.
When I was around 7-8 months Cameron came back to me. He said he was stupid to leave and can't imagine his life without me. I decided to take him back and give him a chance.
One day when I was just at home reading a magazine my water broke. I was only 8 months pregnant so I was shocked! I ran and told Kate and she called mum and dad and took me to the hospital. When I got there I was 9 cm dilated and was having really painful contractions. Because I was so ready I couldn't have an epidural and had to push through the immense pain.
2 hours later my beautiful girls arrived. Sophie Lily Grace Atkins-Portman at 7:36pm, 11 May and Mia Kate Elizabeth AtkinsPortman 7:52pm, 11 May.
Since the birth of my beautiful girls I went to university, married Cameron and moved from Australia to Los Angeles. I am currently pregnant with my first son.
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This is so beautiful!You're so brave and so lucky to have the support you have! I hope youa nd your family are still so happy and your two little girls are growing up well :)
Wow such a beautiful and happy ending, and people think they have the right too judge young mothers! I became a mother at 17 and am now happily married with a beautiful little girl and my first son due in 10 weeks :) congrats too you :)
What an inspiring story, i wish that i would be as brave as you were. Im 15 and expecting too, parents aren't too happy now, im 4 months.