Post # 1
Ok, first, I am not yet pregnant. Hubby and I agreed we would start trying in a few months. One day, I feel absolutely ready and cannot wait to be pregnant and cannot wait to have a baby. Then, the very next second, I freak out! I think about how much life will change, and how hard it will be to care for a newborn. And then, the next second, I realize (again) how much I want kids and how worth it it will be to start a family.
Does anyone else feel like this????
Post # 3
Oh yeah for sure! I think it’s like that with any big change in your life.
Post # 4
Your feelings are completely normal. Before I got pregnant with my first child, I absolutely couldn’t stand to be around children. When I got pregnant and had my first child that all changed. My kids are my life and your child(ren) will be yours too. Your life will change, but it will change for the better. I cannot even explain how good it is to be a mommy. At times you will be scared because they don’t come with instruction manuals, but your mommy intuition will kick in and you will do great.
Post # 5
Ummm, I think I felt that way all the way up until I was in labor (and maybe even then, too!). It’s normal to be scared of the big changes that are taking place. We all feel this way at some point, but for the majority of us, all of that fear gets replaces with overwhelming love for your new little one. 🙂
Post # 6
It’s so scary! My family is fostering a 6 month old, so I go through stages all the time. I guess ultimately every step in life is going to have scary moments, and will be hard, but the good outweighs the bad.
Post # 7
Tooootally normal. I had a HUGE meltdown before we decided to TTC. Now that I am peggo Im waiting for the next “IM SCARED” meltdown. Its 100% expected =o)
Post # 8
I feel like that I’m in my 2nd trimester! Everything about it scares me…my body changing, not knowing what to expect, whether I’ll be able to do a good job being a parent.
But in the long run I couldn’t imagine not having a family – so hopefully one day when I’m old I’ll be able to look back on it all and my fears now will seem minimal compared to the reward.
Post # 9
You surely aren’t alone! I felt that way before I was pregnant and still even feel that way at times now that I am pregnant!
Post # 10
I agree, I always feel crazy! One minute I cannot wait to meet my daughter, the next mintue, I am freaking out about how much sleep I will be losing, how much childcare is going to cost me. But it’s so normal to feel that way!
Post # 11
Story of my life right now! I am so ready to be a mom, but I worry that feeling ready means that I have unrealistic expectations and no idea what I’m actually getting into. Darling Husband and I got married and bought a house this year, so this is a lot for us at once. I know Darling Husband and I will be good parents, but it is SO scary at times. Then other times I feel a kick and am so happy and excited and it makes everything else melt away.
Post # 12
I think you totally just ready my mind! My hubby and I just had the baby talk again, and I said – so do you think you would be ready to be a daddy in 2011 if it happened? And he said yes… and then I had a freak out moment which led me here… LOL!
Not only do I think about how different life will be as a mommy, I wonder what the relationship will be like between my hubby and I? We are still newlyweds – I wonder if throwing a baby into our dynamic would be positive? Ahh!
Post # 13
I’m scarred too. I go back and forth on being ready to TTC or not. I think I really want kids, but I worry about childcare costs, the fact that we’re in a condo and the fact that I’ll be an older mother.
Post # 14
Bump. Anybody else struggling with this?
Post # 15
- Wedding: May 2018 - Our home and the two acres it sits on
Me, me! I had an ugly freak-out panicky meltdown on Friday, then felt bad all weekend for unloading my worries on my husband, who’s doing his best (and probably trying not to freak out, too).
Post # 16
@cheese: I may or may not have had one myself this morning. 😉 I guess you could say that hitting the halfway mark really hit me today.