Post # 1
I have had babies on the brain lately lol
FI and I will be TTC after our wedding.. still over a year away.
Most expecting mums will worry or strover over the arrival of bub. Whether they thinking about about what kind of parent they will be or the financial burden that comes along with a growing family. I can’t help but feel anxious about the future and having a family BUT I am o so excited at the same time.
i would like to hear your opinions. Do these worries and stresses continue once the baby is born? Or do you wonder why you made such a fuss? I’d love to hear your thoughts 🙂
Post # 3
You will still have worries, but your worries change. My older daughter is 10 now- so clearly I’m not worried about the cost of diapers. But I am worried about whether or not to get her the HPV vaccine, what is the appropriate age to let her have a cell phone, comforting her because some of her class mates have breasts and she doesn’t yet etc. I don’t think you ever stop worrying and stressing about your “baby” – regardless of how old they are.
Post # 4
@eeniebeans: +1 I agree as they grow older and mature your concerns change.
Post # 5
I agree with the others: you’re basically signing up for a lifetime of worry. 🙂
Some of the things I stressed about before my daughter was born seem ridiculous now. But then there are new things to stress over that I never considered before.
Post # 6
I agree… the worrying doesn’t stop it just evolves!
I was worried I wouldn’t be able to get pregnant. BAM- KU our first cycle TTC.
I was worried about having a MC. I was worried about birth defects. I was worried about being a good mom/knowing what to do/having maternal instincts.
I worried about whether or not DD was getting enough to eat.
I do still worry about things like when to introduce solid foods, how we will handle the 4 month sleep regression (right around the corner GAH!!), how we will handle her getting sick for the first time, teething, etc… but I do NOT let the worry consume me.
When I get her up in the morning or from a good long nap, she smiles at me and makes babble noises and giggles. That right there makes all the worry disappear. I’m not worried because she is happy, healthy, and very much loved.
Sure, she will fall off her bike, have her heart broken, and test my limits but I don’t worry too much because I love her and will always do my best to be a good mom to her. And honestly, at the end of the day, my best is all I can give 🙂
Post # 7
@iheartnerds: thanks 🙂 would you mind sharing the things you worried about that were ridiculous? Love to hear real examples 🙂
Post # 8
@DaneLady: aww that’s beautiful
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
You never stop worrying. DS is 15 and I still worry about whether or not we are making the right parenting decisions to help him become the best man that he can be. We worry about his school work, we worry about teaching him how to drive, we worry about paying for college in a few years, we worry about shennanigans at school, we worry about whether his girlfriend will break his heart (he is so head over heels for her), we worry about his health and how we can get him to want to be more active…. basically, being a parent is largely about worrying and figuring out how to not let it consume you.