Post # 1
I’m over 35 and DH and I are Ttc our first LO. I am so excited about the prospect of being a parent. I hope it happens soon. My biggest worry is that since I am over 35 I won’t have as much energy as I would have if I had had children earlier in life (but that’s how life goes).
What are the things that you worry about??
Post # 3
Losing myself. I’m very independant and hope that when I have my first child I still make the time/put in the effort to regularly go out and about with friends.
Post # 4
I worry about worrying. 🙂 I worry a lot as is – I can only imagine what it will be like when I have a baby to think about all the time.
Post # 5
I can’t really say I’m worried about being a mom… but I cringe at the thought of treating my children as I see people do their own these days. My nephew gets under my in-laws skin and I would hate myself if I were to feel the way they have expressed they feel about him sometimes. I’m so beyond blessed to possibly have the opportunity to be a SAHM!
Post # 6
I’m already a mom but my biggest worry was functioning with less sleep haha! It seems silly now but I am someone who does not do well without at least 8 hours. Miraculously I adjusted.
Post # 7
I worry that I won’t be able to be a mum like mine is.. I worry I couldn’t support them how i should or be a best friend and just get it right and raise them properly. Also, in a completely selfish way, I’m worried about pregnancy body too. As someone who has always had body issues, that’s the hardest issue I’m having when deciding if now is the right time to become a mum.
Post # 8
I’m worried about losing my identity. I’ve had a full, interesting, incredible life thus far. I want to make sure I don’t lose that edge, and that I continue to be that example for my future kid(s).
Post # 9
I worry about everything. i’m a huge worry wart… i’m really worried about doing something wrong and having other parents judge me.
Post # 10
@KatyElle: I worry about the sleep too! (but I figured that the a LO will be worth the lack of sleep)
@Sah: I can understand that.
Thank you for your responses ladies. I’m glad I’m not the only one with worries.
Post # 11
I worry too about losing my identity and making sure my kid grows up alright thru school years as I understand things are so different nowadays.
Post # 12
I worry about everything… losing sleep, losing myself, balancing my career with family life, having the energy/$/love/patience, being “older”…
Post # 13
I worry about not having enough money to provide for my children and not be able to balance everything. I worry about getting two overwhelmed int he beginning to take care of my child, 2 dogs, husband, house, etc.
Post # 14
Honestly? I worry the most that I wont be able to be a mom.
I think once I am one, I will feel overwhelmed, but so happy to be one that I wont care. I just worry everyday, perhaps for no real reason, that I someday wont be able to get pregnant.