(Closed) When Did You First Consider Yourself a Mom?

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
  • poll: I first considered myself a mom since:
    the baby was born : (58 votes)
    74 %
    the moment I found out I was pregnant : (20 votes)
    26 %
  • Post # 31
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I’m 11 weeks pregnant tomorrow and I don’t consider myself a mom yet. I think I’ll probably consider myself a mom once the baby is actually born. That being said, if someone else feels like a mom once they’re pregnant, I wouldn’t tell them they’re wrong! So, OP, I’m sorry your friend was a bit rude, but she probably just wasn’t thinking before she spoke. I’m sure it wasn’t meant as a dig or an insult. 

    Post # 32
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I picked when I found out I was pregnant. Once I knew I just had this sense of responsibility to the baby to do everything I could to help it grow, get bigger and stronger. We are the only person who can feed this new little one for the first 10 months, their protector, it’s quite amazing. I’m just so in love and the baby is still not born yet. I can only imagine how I will feel on the birth date. My hearts going to burst, I swear. Either that or these pregnancy hormones are frickin’ great, never felt better, but ask me in 15-18 weeks from now how I’m feeling and I might change my tune a bit. ♡

    Post # 33
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    1782 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Oh and the ultrasounds… that has I’m a mom written all over it. 

    Post # 34
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    3008 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    howtobeawife:  When I was pregnant, I thought of myself as a pregnant woman. When I had my baby, I knew I was a mom/mother, but honestly it took a while (a few weeks?) to really sink in and for me to truly feel like a mom.

    I think it would be interesting to ask the pregnant women who already feel like moms the same questions after their babies are born. (Not that there is anything wrong with feeling like a mom when you are pregnant)

    Post # 35
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    388 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Neither for me.  I definitely didn’t feel like a mom when I first found out but I’m still pregnant and I feel like a mom now.  I’m not sure when the shift happened….I think maybe when he started moving regularly or clearly responding to me and my husband? I started feeling a lot more like I was caring for someone instead of carrying something.

    Post # 36
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    467 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I think I do feel like a mom in a way while pregnant, I’m just about 13 weeks now.  Obviously I think about the little peanut in my tummy all the time and felt indescribable joy when I heard the heartbeat… God what a sound!  But, I know once he or she is on this earth and no longer carefully cacooned in me all I will do is worry… To me that’s what must feel the most mom like. I like the description of it’s your heart outside your body.  I’m a nanny too and have watched little ones grow and can’t even fathom how amazing it will be to see mine do these same things.  But in shirt I do feel like a mama, just no where near what I know I will feel.

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