Being A Young Mum

Toby and I were both 18 years old and had been together for a year when we found out we were expecting. Our family and friends were shocked when we told them.. but fast forward two years and I don't think any of us could imagine our lives without Sophie.

I'll be honest, we didn't have a clue what to expect. No matter what people told us and the advice they gave, nothing can really prepare you for what's to come and what life is like adjusting with a newborn baby. The first few weeks (and months) are by far the hardest; I don't think we've ever been so sleep deprived. Although, you just learn to cope and things do get easier in time. Sophie suffered with colic (you can read more about it here) so the first two/three months of her life are all a bit of a blur to be honest but those days are long behind us and we now have an almost 2 year old to run around after!

I find it quite annoying when people judge and look down on young mums. Surely age is just a number and doesn't define how good of a parent you will be.. Whether you are 17 or 37 it makes no difference when you have a baby. At the end of the day, all first time parents are in the same boat and are joining parenthood which is something completely new to them.

The quote above pretty much sums up how I feel about being a young parent and I don't regret anything. I'm so proud of my beautiful little girl and I don't know what I would do without her.


  1. I was 16 years old when I fell pregnant, but I was a single mother. I could never imagine my life without my girls! And I totally agree with that quote you have put up.

    1. Aaw :) age really is just a number though isn't it? xx


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