Post # 1
This is my first baby and as much as I am excited I am scared as well. I am getting so close to the birthing that now its kicking in that i have to care for a human bean. When i think of my baby i think of the wierdest things like if anyone is sick around my child i dont want them to hold him or i just dont want certain people to hold my child. Am i weird, it just seems like i have been almost overly protected with my soon to be new born.
Post # 3
It’s normal. I went through moments where the reality of becoming a parent was overwhelming, but as I’ve moved forward and Darling Husband and I have gotten more prepared and the pregnancy has been very normal and healthy, we are both more excited than overwhelmed. With a first child, I think it’s also pretty normal to be conservative and protective. I’m not sure how I will be, but Darling Husband is already pretty protective.
Post # 4
I’d be worried too if I was about to birth a human bean.
I’m sorry, I don’t mean to be snarky, but I just had to do that one. 😛 Just ignore me.
Post # 5
- Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park
@Mewcakes: I don’t know if she meant being or not, but it’s kinda popular to refer to a baby as a bean or beanette (like the folks on Young House Love blog). It’s a term of endearment, like munchkin or tot.
I’m freaked out too. I still take pregnancy tests weekly, until I get past the first trimester. I had a lot left over from my TTC days, so it’s nice to get the extra reassurance.
Post # 6
Don’t worry its just your motherly instincts kicking in they will take over and you will all do a great job =) Don’t forget to enjoy every second! I surprisingly never got to the worried part or anything i got calmer with time actually….I was actually trying for the longest time to psych myself out about giving birth and all of that and I thought there was something wrong with me because I wasn’t scared about giving birth or being a mommy. It was kind of odd.
Post # 7
I tell hubby once a week that I’m scared shitless for a variety of reasons, lol. So, you’re not alone. 🙂
Post # 8
The thing I’m most scared about is not having everything ready for when the baby comes. We are still trying to decide if we are going to move or not and if we do we will not move into our new place until April 1st….I’m due April 14th! But because of our lease ending in March this is out of my hands. As far as the actual parenting thing I’m just hoping that that will come naturally with a little trial and error.
Post # 9
Yep, I’m scared that the baby won’t be healthy and labor. I hate pain and I’m just so darn scared of giving birth. Then I stupidly read the last chapter of The Girlfriend’s Guide to Pregnancy…not revisiting that chater til July or August!LOL
Post # 10
Terrified! We have a really good family friend who was holding my friend’s baby and almost knocked her head into the fan. So my first thought is that I don’t want him holding my baby! But he’s referred to as my 2nd father, so there’s no way he’s not going to hold my baby.
Of course I’m also scared about being a good mom and being able to care for my baby, but it makes me feel better to know that we have a great support system. First of all, my husband is going to be the most amazing dad, so I have no worries there, and I know he’ll be helping with everything along the way. And we have both of our parents close to us. My mom’s already talked about working less to spend time with us.
Post # 11
I got a little scared just thinking about WHEN we’re going to start trying. So I can only imagine that it is very nerve wracking to be pregnant and know there is no going back! LOL! Just remember that TONS of people do this every day, and I’m sure a lot of them are less qualified than you are! 🙂
Post # 12
i’m sure it’s normal, and your motherly instincits kicking in. Congratulations on your little one!
Post # 13
I’m scared! I’m newly prego and it wasn’t exactly planned. So once the shock wore off, the terror set in. But everyday I go from one extreme to another, really scared to beyond elated. I guess I’m both. I want my child to have the best of everything, I’m afraid of screwing it up. I know it’s normal, but it’s still a really intense feeling. And my husband is one of those people that just says, “everything will be fine”. That’s not all that reassuring for me. I think the best thing for me to do is to still vocalize my fears and see which ones I can work through, if that makes sense.
Post # 14
I’m not even pregnant yet and I’m terrified. Mostly of labor–I’m a total wuss.
Last night I asked my husband, “What if the baby doesn’t like me?” and he looked at me like I had two heads. But I do worry about things like that. :S
Post # 15
lol @ human bean. It’s cute, even if it was by accident. =)
I’m a FTM due in March and I’m really scared too.
Post # 16
When my son was an infant I was definitely in over-protective mommy-mode for the first few months. Eventually you’ll get used to it all and relax. As a parent, it’s natural to worry 🙂