(Closed) Is it strange that I'm just not super excited?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
277 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I’m 17 weeks along and I’m JUST starting to get excited, to be honest. I think it’s fairly normal and I second a PP saying there’s an insane amount of pressure on expectant parents (both pregnant woman and future daddy) to be hyper excited about it. Meh. We’re people. Emotions fluctuate. And in the beginning it’s such a “concept” and seems so distant, that sometimes it takes a while to feel all ‘whee’ about it.

Post # 17
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

AnonymousCupcake:  I think it’s normal to have mixed feelings about big life changes. We were trying too, and while we were very very happy when we saw the two lines, there was also plenty of disbelief, anxiety, fear, and grief over the life we won’t get to have. We had mixed feelings about having kids, because we love travel so much, and also having plenty of time and disposable income and just, freedom I guess. There is so much we are giving up to have a child. While it is a conscious choice, and we are happy to make it, there is definitely a part of both of us that will miss the life we could have had.

Post # 18
2319 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We were TTC and when it happened, I wasn’t exactly jumping out of my skin. It didn’t sink in for me that this was actually happening. I kept feeling/thinking that something will go wrong in a matter of days and this will all be over so I don’t want to get attached yet. Then lo and behold, morning sickness set in and I felt EVEN WORSE abt being preggo. Now that has subsided (for the MOST part. I mean, does it ever really truly ‘go away’ during your pregnancy? I don’t think so!!!! ), now I don’t even feel pregnant! I am gaining a bit of weight and that just makes me feel fat, not pregnant. So no ‘gushy-mushy’ feelings here yet. 

Post # 19
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

AnonymousCupcake:  I feel the same way. Besides my paranoia (which you addressed in an early post :)), I don’t really feel all the different. I was excited and nervous when I first saw the test, but I really wasn’t expecting it, which is odd because we were definitely trying. 

But, we told my Mother-In-Law last night and she went crazy. She’s a little over the top to begin with, but all I could keep saying is “Yeah, it’s crazy” or “It hasn’t really hit me yet”. 

I’m guessing I’m feeling this way because I haven’t felt any symptoms yet. Since you are early in the pregnancy as well, maybe that could be it. Have you been to your 8 week appointment yet? I’m guessing that is when I will start to get excited.

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