Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Meet Shontrese

Shontrese and 8 week old K'hari

Name: Shontrese Johnson
How many children do you have? 1
How old is he? 8 weeks
Who was the first person you told you were pregnant? My little sister, because I knew she wouldn't judge.
How did you tell your parent(s)? Well, my ma just kinda found out & she told my dad.
What was your initial reaction to the news? At first I was shocked, scared & excited all at the same time!
That's a lot of different emotions all at once!
Why do you think you became sexually active? Peer pressure
How was your labor was it harder or easier then you thought it would be? Wayyyyy harder ! I had to sit in the hospital three weeks (miss my high school gradation) because my water broke earlier and labor was seventeen long hours.
Wow! That's crazy so, were you able to complete school? Yes I was :)
What was it like going to school pregnant? Well, kinda embarrassing because my baby daddy & his girlfriend were telling everybody my baby wasn't his -_-
What was/is it like waking up at night with a child? (laughing) Horrible!  but its worth it!
Why do you feel some teens want to have a child? A lot of different CRAZY reasons!
What advice do you have for teens that are or want to become sexually active? Sex is gonna happen, its life ! Just make sure YOU'RE ready ! oh yea & use protection ! (Laughing)
What is life like now? Well tomorrow will be my first day of college & my first day at my new job! yayyy. My life has been non stop busy since I brought K'hari home.
Wow you seem to have come a long way! Congrats! What are your goals for the future? I plan on graduating college and going to law school! I wanna be lawyer :)
Do you have any advice you'd like to give teen and other teen moms?:
Teens who don't have kids - please please please WAIT! A baby will not make a boy stay or love you, it will only make him leave and NOT LOVE YOU! I always joke with my friends and tell them that if you wanna lose a boyfriend just tell him you're pregnant Lol! Don't believe me? Look it up 87% of teenagers with babies DON'T GET MARRIED and if you are lucky enough to be in the 13% go for it! I did and now I'm a single mom.
Teen moms - I got one thing to say "nobody said it would be easy, but it will be worth it' stay strong <3

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