I'm feeling crappy and I know I should just brush it off...but it's harder than it sounds.
I was 22 when I had my first child, and 23 when I had my second child. I married my high school sweetie and we raised our children...everyone of course had something to say:
You're too young, you should abort and focus on education and travel and build a career, buy a house, wait until you're stable
Fast forward and I am now happily divorced and in another relationship. I have a good job. My partner and i bought a house together. My two children are happy health well adjusted and live 50/50 with me and their dad...oh yes and I am pregnant at 40 years old.
Today I am really feeling the weight of other people's opinions
You're too old, theres too many health risks, Im surprised you're even thinking of keeping.it, it's unfair to the baby, they wont be close with their siblings because of the massive age gap, you wont be able to focus on work and save for retirement, you wont be able to travel, your work might not take you back when you have a baby to worry about.
The only people who are excited are my boyfriend, my two teenagers, and my dog...everyone else can pound sand.