Teen mom Caitlin Fladager shows before and after photos
For most couples, it is an absolute feeling of happiness when the second line shows up in the pregnancy test and the next child is announced. However, it looks very different when you are only a teenager and still go to school.
These videos will warm your heart. (Scroll down to the article.)
For 18-year-old Caitlin Fladager, it comes as a complete shock to learn that she is pregnant. The young Canadian and her 17-year-old boyfriend Noah Slomski are madly in love with each other.
But so far the young people have thought about how they can skip math class or when the next party will take place – a baby was definitely not on the agenda. And almost no one trusts teenagers to take on such a responsibility.
The adults around Caitlin in particular feed her worries: They tell the pregnant girl that she can expect Noah to run away as soon as possible. Which 17-year-old would like to take on responsibility for a child? So Caitlin freely asks her boyfriend how he’ll be different from other teen dads. She will never forget his answer: “I guess you’ll have to wait and see so I can show you.”
And he kept his promise. Eight years later, Caitlin and Noah are not only still a couple, they’re married! After their daughter Arianna and little Jack, their family has grown. But above all, in spite of all prophecies of doom, Noah is a wonderful, loving father, as Caitlin shares in this before-and-after photo on Twitter:
My husband was only 17 when I got pregnant with our daughter & I was told to expect him to leave. 4 years ago, when I asked him how he would be different than any other teen dad, he said “I guess you’ll have to wait and see so I can show you” He definitely did. ❤️ then vs now pic.twitter.com/V6OQhSYbSh
– caitlinfladager (@caitlinflads_) November 30, 2017
Noah and Arianna even have a little tradition: once a month the father picks up the daughter on a “date”. He helps her choose a pretty dress, brings her flowers and together they go to a restaurant to share dessert.
“I want to spend more time with her,” explains Papa Noah. “We usually spend a lot of time together anyway when I get home from work, but never just the two of us alone.”
“Arianna will always know how she deserves to be treated because her dad is such a great role model,” enthuses Mama Caitlin. Even if the start was anything but ideal and the young parents had to do without a lot: Caitlin and Noah are proud of their small family and all that they have achieved despite all the prejudices.
According to a study by the Federal Statistical Office in 2016, the number of teenage pregnancies in Germany has been falling for years. Nevertheless, thousands of underage girls still become unintentionally pregnant in this country every year. If they decide to keep the child, they usually cannot do it alone, but rely on a network of help and support. With their pictures, Caitlin and Noah want to show that they have overcome this challenge, even if only a few believed in them.
Thumbnail: ©Twitter / Caitlin Fladager