i don't know you at all, and perhaps RUKind is not the best place to have this discussion, but as a concerned indivual, I have to ask - r u serious?? dude - you're only 17/18, still in school, not married, not sure about the kid. in case you didn't see the sign on the way past. BIG MISTAKE.
I don't wanna come off like a dad here, but you gotta think this one thru. Speaking as a person who just had my first baby 6 months ago, I can tell you that baby = end of life! it's a huge drain on your life, energy, and most importantly wallet!
Don't expect your mother to raise your baby, either. That's not gonna fly. Mom'll get tired of that real fast, and then where will you be? My mother-in-law is one of the most motherly people in the world, and would do anything for her kids, but she didn't last 6 months just helping out with the kid - never mind raising it on her own, while you're off at school, working, partying, etc.
I don't wanna burst your bubble, but u should know what you're diving into. think it thru. if you n your girlfriend are certian you want the kid, then god bless you (and your baby), and good luck with next few years.
ps - picking out a name for your baby is tough! We didn't decide on one until 2 days after the birth. How do you name someone you've never met or seen before??