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.
I’d like to say that your story about your twins is honestly beautiful. To see that you finished school and went to University showed me that no matter the obstacle you can still succeed. I also learned that being brave and owning up to your problems only makes things better. Besides feeling shocked what were the other emotions and thoughts running through you at the time? I also would like to ask you how you were able to finish school and be able to take care of your twins. Lastly, if you were to go back in time to when you were fifteen would you have changed the things you did or would you do it all over again? Thank you!