to be stressed and shocked at being possibly pregnant?

(435 Posts)
bellabreeze Fri 16-Nov-12 17:58:47

I feel like I might be pregnant. I have 8 DCs (yes, eight!!!) I do keep a positive attitude and cope very well but I am kind of thinking 'oh my god 9 kids!!?' I feel overwhelmed!!! Its not that I would hate to have another child but I feel so shocked and strange about having 9 kids! Its only 1 more but it is so close to 10...

This post doesn't really make much sense I am just overwhelmed

WelshMaenad Fri 16-Nov-12 18:00:14

I think anyone has the right to feel shocked at an unplanned pregnancy. Have you been using contraception?

You do have options, if you don't want to expand your family further.

slambang Fri 16-Nov-12 18:00:14

hmm
I guess you've worked out how babies happen by now?

TellyRotsYourBrain Fri 16-Nov-12 18:00:18

You are not being unreasonable! I think its overwhelming whatever number yor up to.
Test!

autumnlights12 Fri 16-Nov-12 18:06:21

Can I strongly suggest frogmarching your dh off to the doctors for a vasectomy as a matter of urgency?!! To be honest, if you've already got 8, will one more make any difference?

bellabreeze Fri 16-Nov-12 18:06:56

I will have to test soon screams
I really thought I had finished having any more kids now

TellyRotsYourBrain Fri 16-Nov-12 18:08:49

If you've contracepted and all that, well maybe its fate or maybe you cAn explore options.
I really want to know if your preggers now!

bellabreeze Fri 16-Nov-12 18:14:58

First thing tomorrow ill go and get a test
Its just saying 'ive got 9 kids' sounds so weird to me! 8 does too...
Strange!!!

NatashaBee Fri 16-Nov-12 18:15:55

8 kids shock I struggle with the one (and an older DSD, but she is a big help rather than someone else to look after smile). How do you do it? I guess at least you must have all the baby stuff you'd need... or did you get rid of it all?

TellyRotsYourBrain Fri 16-Nov-12 18:16:10

How sure are you? Missed period? Symptoms? You've not said anything about contraception im curious!

GrimAndHumourless Fri 16-Nov-12 18:24:28

hello

you are very new to us here on MN; you'll find a wealth of support all over the boards

we have a Larger Families topic click here

Pregnancy and antenatal clubs, too

And lots and lots of other stuff, ooh, Parenting, Teenagers, Style and Beauty, masses

bellabreeze Fri 16-Nov-12 18:26:58

Natasha luckily I kept it so I've got loads of clothes, got the pram etc. there are a lot of ways to keep costs down that I've had to learn really
As for how I cope I just.. do but it is definitely hard!
Telly I have missed 1 period (unless its late) but I just have the feeling like I did with my other pregnancies plus I am just so tired, want to sleep after being awake for a couple of hours same as the last times I was pregnant

bellabreeze Fri 16-Nov-12 18:27:34

Grim thanks very much!!

StuntGirl Fri 16-Nov-12 18:29:02

If she doesn't want any more she could always get sterilised autumnlights...

bellabreeze Fri 16-Nov-12 18:30:27

Stunt id rather not get sterilised and its not that I would hate to have another its just that I didn't expect it and feel really overwhelmed, shocked etc. which is different to my past pregnancies

gordyslovesheep Fri 16-Nov-12 18:33:28

what CONTRACEPTION are you using?

wtf1981 Fri 16-Nov-12 18:35:26

Just out of interest,how old are your children? And how old are you? I am 31 and can't pluck up the courage to have one,though I really want to!!

bellabreeze Fri 16-Nov-12 18:38:10

I was on the pill, not for very long though and I did forget to take it 2 days in a row so its not really a question of 'how could this possibly happen' just wasn't expecting it or planning to have any more
Kicked husband out a week ago because of his behaviour so having more kids just wasn't on my mind at all

ThePerfectFather Fri 16-Nov-12 18:39:08

If it happened to me I would consider taking the long walk into the Cursed Earth.

bellabreeze Fri 16-Nov-12 18:40:15

Wtf1981 I'm a year older than you and the first time I got pregnant I was terrified, id never held a baby before but as soon as she was born it all changed, everyones situations are different but I think its just as daunting for all women

GrimAndHumourless Fri 16-Nov-12 18:41:14

oh eek, perhaps I need to point you to Lone Parents too

As I say, there's masses of support here

IneedAgoldenNickname Fri 16-Nov-12 18:42:26

Don't you ever got confused having two children with Ann in their name? hmm

I get pregnancy symptoms everytime I'm due on, have done since I had ds2. Weird and bloody annoying!

LightHousekeeping Fri 16-Nov-12 18:45:07

Who's called Ann?

GrimAndHumourless Fri 16-Nov-12 18:46:22

Click on Bella's name, it takes you to her profile which has some details about her and her family, LightHouse

anewyear Fri 16-Nov-12 18:49:11

Wtf1981 i was 32 when I had my first, 35 with my second.

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