Darcy Elliot and Stan Bobrucz are young, smart, ambitious high school seniors focused on college and their future professional careers. However, when the couple discover that Darcy is pregnant, their plans get thrown out the window. Deciding against abortion or adoption, Darcy and Stan decide to carry the child to term and to try to raise it themselves. They tell their parents at Thanksgiving. They get married at Christmas. However, both teenagers soon learn they are unprepared for the reality of what's coming.