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    "Young" Mom

    So I guess I would be considered a “young mom” to most, I got pregnant at 20 years old after only knowing my child’s father for a short amount of time; and while she wasn’t planned I know that there was a plan for me and that’s why she is here.

    Emma is 10 months old now and these past 10 months have been some of the most difficult I’ve ever experienced, yes motherhood is hard but I believe I’ve had such a hard time because being so young everyone has wrote me off. While pregnant I got comments left and right on “are you sure you’re ready for this?”, “you’re so young maybe you should just take care of this and do it later”. I knew in my heart I was ready to be a mom, and then once she was born everything got so much worse.

    While nursing we were having issues left and right and I saw so many lactation consultants for them all to tell me “it’s just not working maybe you’re just not ready for it” so instead I did research and I figured it out myself.

    These past 10 months have been filled with rude comments, unsolicited parenting advice, bashing, and the list goes on and on. But they have also been filled with, belly laughs, baby snuggles, smiles, and so much joy. The comments don’t get to me as much as they used to, I’m at peace now knowing that I’m the best mom I could possibly be.

    -Brittany, @thewonderfulworldofemmagrace