Could use some support/advice-value your opinions – suddenly pregnant

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
164 posts
Blushing bee

As I see it, this pregnancy is a blessing. At 38 you might not have a lot of time left to build a career and wait to have a baby. Also, you never know how this pregnancy may end up, its still very early and there are no guarantees. Count your blessings, enjoy this time being pregnant. You will figure out finances and the job situation eventually. You are not a teenager, you are married, you have your husband’s support. You will be fine, although it might be hard at first.

Post # 3
130 posts
Blushing bee

Congratulations! Try not to worry, things will work out. Keep networking and applying for jobs, and maybe your hubby could also keep an eye on the job market to see if there are any employment opportunities for him that might offer some additional financial security for your growing family. 

Post # 4
174 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

All I can say is.. Everything happens for a reason! When I found out I was pregnant 7 months ago I was horrified. Darling Husband and I wanted kids in the near future but we weren’t trying yet. We were actually using condoms. I was scheduled for (elective) surgery the week I found out I was pregnant and that’s the only reason I took a pregnancy test when my period was 2 days late. I embarrassingly had to cancel the surgery and I actually had to fight to get my money back. At the time I was also was terrified to tell a specific friend about the pregnancy because she essentially forbade me from getting pregnant before her wedding (when I told her she was actually totally fine and happy for me I stressed over nothing ). it took me a few months to get excited about this pregnancy. However now we are beyond thrilled. Last month we found out my grandma (who my mom and I are really close with) has a serious form of cancer. I think this baby is what’s helping my grandma fight and it’s serving as a wonderful distraction for my mom and I (something happy to think about and look forward to). I always wished I could have waited just two-three months later, but now I can especially understand why it happened when it did.

There will never be a perfect time to have a baby, and I understand why you are stressed about your job.. but if you and your Darling Husband wanted a baby eventually.. just embrace it 🙂 everything will work itself out. if it makes you feel better, I didn’t start showing until recently at 6.5 months so it shouldn’t impact your job search too much? (of course employers can’t discriminate either). Good luck with your pregnancy! 

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