Getting pregnant is a truly life-changing moment in the life of a woman and her partner. However, that moment can often be embraced through either happiness and excitement or worry and fear – especially with a teenage pregnancy. So when Caitlin Fladager found out she was pregnant as a teenager, her emotions were mixed when she expected to be abandoned by her teenage boyfriend.
20. In Love
Caitlin Fladager and her then-boyfriend, Noah Slomski, were young and in love. The couple was a pair of high school sweethearts and they were practically inseparable. Everything seemed perfect until an unexpected surprise happened.
19. The Surprise
While dating and in love, Caitlin found that she had gotten pregnant. She was immediately terrified and had no idea what to think about the entire situation. The adults that she turned to for help didn’t help to ease her worry either.
18. Treated Badly
As soon as she found out about her pregnancy, Caitlin turned to her friends and family for help and support. Unfortunately, everyone just filled her head up with more worries. They convinced her of some pretty terrible things…
17. Bad Thoughts
Many of Caitlin’s friends and family members told her that she was being incredibly irresponsible for getting pregnant at such a young age. They convinced her that keeping the baby would be a huge mistake and that Noah would surely leave her once he found out.
After Caitlin was filled with so much negativity she knew she had to speak about her worries with Noah. She immediately confronted him about what everyone was telling her and got mad at him for it. She asked him how he would be different than other teen dads.
15. Noah’s Reaction
Noah’s reaction to Caitlin was entirely unexpected. At first, Noah was pretty mad at Caitlin for just listening to what everybody else had to say. He told her that he wasn’t going to leave but Caitlin still didn’t trust him. That’s when Noah said the most surprising thing.
14. Noah’s Response
When confronted by Caitlin about how he would be different than other teen father’s Noah thought for a second and then responded by saying, “I guess you’ll have to wait and see so I can show you.” Caitlin was completely shocked by how things turned out.
13. There For Her
Caitlin didn’t have to wait long before she saw just how dedicated Noah was. He was with her every step of the way and when their daughter Arianna was born, Noah took the initiative to be as involved as he could be. However, that’s not the most shocking part!
12. Fast Forward
Now at 23-years-old, Caitlin is married to Noah. Noah proposed to her soon after their daughter was born and has remained dedicated to his family. There has also been a new addition to their family…
11. New Baby
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Caitlin and Noah had another child together. This time around they had a boy that the couple named Jack. They’re incredibly happy together and Caitlin wanted to make sure that the world knew it so she made a post that went pretty viral.
10. Twitter Post
Caitlin decided to share her amazing love story with the world, so she posted an adorable compilation video of their best memories. Caitlin wrote: “When I got pregnant at 18, I was told my life would be over. But really, it was just beginning. ❤”
9. Full Post
“My husband was only 17 when I got pregnant with our daughter and 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.”
8. Popular Blogger
Caitlin has managed to turn every situation that should have torn her down into a positive. She now runs a successful career as a blogger and has around 60.6k followers on Twitter and 251k followers on Instagram. She uses her platform to address huge issues that many mothers face.
7. Daily Struggles
Although their lives may seem picture perfect now, Caitlin describes that her life is still far from perfection. She has written about how she struggles with anxiety problems and often feels under attack by her own mind. This is extremely difficult to handle in general, but without a partner by her side, it would have been even harder.
Fortunately for Caitlin, Noah has stayed by her side through it all. Helping to raise his beautiful daughter and son. Their dedication to one another serves as a constant reminder that other people’s opinions are not always right. You’ll love how Noah decides to spend time with his daughter.
5. Monthly Dates
Noah has taken his duty as dad pretty seriously. He loves his daughter so much that he even takes her out on monthly “dates.” “He brings her home flowers, helps her pick out a dress, and takes her out to split a dessert with him,” Caitlin explained. However, some people online have had some pretty bad opinions of this.
4. Weird Dates
Many people who have heard about the father-daughter dates have labeled them as “creepy.” However, Caitlin has defended the dates stating that it will help her daughter realize how she should be treated on dates later on in life.
3. Dedicated Daddy
Noah even keeps a keychain photo of his daughter Arianna. Caitlin wrote on Twitter saying: My daughter saw her daddy’s keys and asked him why he has a picture of her on them. He said, “because then I get to see your face all day while I’m at work, that’s what keeps me going.”
2. Strong Family
Caitlin and Noah have managed to stay strong throughout all of life’s tribulations. It seems that no matter what everyone else told them, the couple managed to defy the odds and remain dedicated to one another and their kids.
1. Happy Life
While having a baby at such a young age can be incredibly frightening and intimidating, there are always ways to make the best out of every situation. Caitlin and Noah worked together to encourage one another to stay strong and let love prevail through it all. This story serves as an inspiration to us all to prevail through anything life throws our way.