thread: Hi...soon to be a single parent

  1. #1
    Registered User

    Nov 2007

    Hi...soon to be a single parent

    Hi everyone,

    Well I am 9 weeks pregnant, and and my partner wants nothing to do with the baby

    We had been together for 7 years and the last two have been off and on, although the last 6 months we have lived back together until I found out I was pregnant.

    So it looks as though I will be facing everything on my own, he has said he has no interest in the whole experience and is placing me under a huge amount of pressure no to go through with the pregnancy. He dissapeared so quickly (and here I was thinking that only happened in the movies!)

    At the moment I feeling a combination of emotions, happy about being pregnant, sad that he has reacted like this and worried about the future.

    His continuing point to me is as a single parent, no man will ever be interested in me again

    Anyway not too appear too maudlin, just wanted to say hi and introduce myself.

  2. #2
    Registered User

    Jun 2007
    Melbourne, ready to meet peeps IRL

    welcome to BB you will find all the support you need in here!! Have you got family and friends to lean on? Its him who will miss out not you there are plenty of men out there who will think you are great even with child, just because he is too narrow minded to see past someones child does not mean other men are, good luck and enjoy your pg.

    please dont let him stress you out too much as at this early stage its not good for you or your baby.

  3. #3
    Registered User

    Jul 2006

    Sorry to hear your partner is so negative towards your pregnancy. There are men who dont mind if theres babies attatched. They will still want you. Dont let him worry you about minor things like that. most important people atm is you and ur bub!

    All the best....theres so much support on here so ur in a great network of people!

  4. #4
    Registered User

    Mar 2007
    outer South East Melbourne

    Hey stars, just thought I'd let you know that an ex boyfriend of mine took on a pregnant woman who already had a couple of kids, married her and had two more kids, so there are men out there that will be interested, don't listen to him.

  5. #5
    Registered User

    Feb 2005

    Please don't listen to him!!!! I know so many nice guys out there who are not at all put off my children and in many cases they actually find the whole single parenting thing attractive!!!

    And as for going through a pregnancy alone - I virtually did that myself. DS's Dad was around but I was living by myself and still am. Its hard but ever so rewarding! Don't let him sway you!!!

  6. #6
    Registered User

    Nov 2007

    Thank you all for your kind words.

    I'm looking forward to the baby coming and trying not to let him stress me out as much as I can control, and trying to stay optimistic about everything!

    Tali my family and friends that I have told have been really good, my sister wants me to move back in with her family, which would make it very very crowded but they don't seem to worry about that! I am lucky in that respect, just dissapointed and hurt by him.

  7. #7
    LilyOfTheValley Guest

    Being dissapointed and hurt is common and you will get over it believe me, i went thru the last 3 months of my pregnancy alone (truthfully he wasnt really there for all of it) and while it wasnt what i wanted i knew that in the long run it was what was best for me at the time.

    And you will find a nice guy who will want you even if you are a single mum, they are out there, i know a few and found one. But dont rush, enjoy your bubs when it comes and wait until its the right time for you to be in a relationship again as thats what i did, 3 years later and im glad i devoted the first 5 years of my sons life solely to him. He however thought it was about time i had a boyfriend lol

  8. #8
    Registered User

    Nov 2007

    Thank you Lily,

    I will keep your words in mind!

  9. #9

    Dec 2005
    not with crazy people

    Star honey - he is the one missing out, not you.
    Bath in the glow of your pg and you watch, when he see's how happy and beautiful you are, he'll try grovelling back (and you probably will be totally over him by then).
    One of my best friends had 3 children and meet her now husband and had another 2 with him. He is the most gorgeous man.
    My mum always says, every pot has a lid.....baby angels daddy isnt your lid and I bet there's a perfect fitting one out there for you.
    Tune out his negetivity and take comfort that your going to have all the love in your heart to give to your beautiful baby.

  10. #10
    Registered User

    Nov 2006
    Somewhere Over The Rainbow

    Sounds like he isn't worthy of a baby's love! You will be better off on your own.
    I was a single mum and found a great guy.
    My mum is the most amazing, inspirational person - and she did it alone (my dad died when I was little).
    When you have that amazing little bub in your arms, even when you feel him/her move for the first time, you will realise you dont need him anyway!

  11. #11
    Registered User

    Oct 2006

    Well you are off to a great start by joining BB! You will learn so much and get a whole heap of support too. I agree with the other ladies, your ex is not worthy and sounds like you will both be better off without him. You have been given a beautiful miracle and it may be hard at times but you will be just fine hun. Sounds like you have wonderful family too. Best of luck, I look forward to hearing more about your pregnancy in time....

  12. #12
    Registered User

    Nov 2007

    Hi all,

    Thanks so much for your kind words...

    I know logically I will be okay, it just sometimes I feel so lonely, and a bit overwhelmed.

    Thank you for your encouragement, I really appreciate it..

  13. #13
    Registered User
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    Oct 2007
    Eastern Wheatbelt WA

    Hello Stars,

    Good luck with everything. I have to say at least he was honest with you about the pregnancy. My XF, broke up with me 3 weeks ago and I was 16 weeks pg, and we had a 9 month old. He told me that he didn't want a family.... ummm bit late? anyway different story. My point is at least you have time to get on your feet and get yourself organised before being thrown in the deep-end! lots of hugs coming your way! :hugs:

  14. #14
    paradise lost Guest

    DP and i went to collect DD tonight. He drove us back here and played with her while i got her bath ready. I put her in the bath and he tidied up her toys, did the dishes and cleaned the kitchen. Then he kissed her goodnight, kissed me byebye and WENT HOME! He is not her father but he loves her and plays with her and buys stuff for her and looks after her.

    Your ex's words, meant to scare you, i assume, into aborting your child and staying with him because no-one will want you if you do anything else are disgusting. He is like a toddler stamping his feet and making ridiculous threats to have things stay the way he wants them and not have to take on this responsibility. Believe me there are any number of men who DO want a family and are VERY impressed to see a good mother raising her child, and not put off in the least by a bit of an instant family.

    He'd have been a lousy father and no help to you anyway. You're actually winning, however scary this feels. You'll have so much more energy for the baby without having to deal with him being unhelful and negative.

    Lots of luck and love


  15. #15
    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2007
    Ever so slowly going crazy...

    I'm with you hoobley!! There are great men out there who are fantastic with single mums!! I have found a few, and married a man after having 3 kids with my ExH. It can be done!! Just concentrate on your little angel and the men will see a strong, capable and loving woman, with no doubt a gorgeous bub!!!

  16. #16
    Registered User

    Nov 2007

    Thanks once again.

    Brendan's mum sorry to hear your story..it much have come as a terrible shock to you.

    I know I am lucky in many ways because I have a great sister and some really positive friends, and Hoobley thanks, that is just about word for word what a mutual friend of ours said to me...that he is trying to get his way and when I am not around you would never know anything was going on with him, yet he is supossedly so stressed out by me that he is not sleeping, eating etc...

    Never mind, I am just over 10 weeks now so time is marching on and I can't wait to the next scan to see how much the baby might have changed from the small blob it originally was at the 8 week scan!

  17. #17
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    Apr 2007
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    Best wishes to you. There are all sorts of happy families - it's important to have people around you who love you and love your baby. It doesn't matter what their blood relation is to you or your child.

    I think being with a partner who is not much help is far, far worse than being on your own. I've seen situations where the woman has to tiptoe around a loser of a partner, constantly try to persuade him to do things with the child and then have to praise him when he finally gets off his lazy butt and does something. That would be like having two kids! A complete waste of energy.

    There will be plenty of men who will be interested in you. Good people find good people. Sometimes it takes some time but it does happen. And remember, Ashton Kutcher said he started falling for Demi Moore when he heard how she said good night to her daughters on the phone and he thought 'wow, what a wonderful mom she is." Like I said, good people go for good people.

    Enjoy your pregnancy, enjoy your baby and enjoy your life.

  18. #18
    Registered User
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    Oct 2007
    Eastern Wheatbelt WA

    Thanks Stars,

    You will do a great job And it's good that you've got some friends and family around, they really are the best I look forward to reading you journey, good luck!
    Last edited by Early Kids; December 4th, 2007 at 10:55 AM. : spelling... lol


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