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Too nervous to get excited-is this normal

(11 Posts)
Josheffield Sat 03-May-14 09:54:57

Hi all,
I am 6 weeks pregnant and have known for the past couple of weeks. This is my first pregnancy and I am feeling very nervous and worrying about every symptom.. Is this normal?! It doesn't feel real yet and I have moments of being really excited, I haven't told my parents yet (who I am very close to) but will be doing tomorrow so it may help when I can talk to my mum about it.
Is /has anyone else feeling/felt the same way?

PeaceLillyDoge Sat 03-May-14 10:01:10

Oh yes, very normal! It tends to subside one you've given birth but then it's just replaced by new worries like the colour of baby poo grin

Sorry, I'm being flip, but it is true. Pregnancy does crazy things to you and the best advice I can give is to try andrelax and enjoy it.

Congratulations!

weebairn Sat 03-May-14 14:01:16

I could never get properly excited in the first trimester. I enjoyed telling my parents but practically cried telling my brothers I was so sick and miserable and anxious.

It is exciting once you have a bump and kicks, I think!
I found the nervousness calms down a lot after 12 weeks (and certainly once you start feeling the baby).

Congratulations smile

ohthegoats Sat 03-May-14 14:05:08

Oh I'm still nervous/concerned more than excited. 19 weeks tomorrow.

RPopz Sat 03-May-14 17:51:28

I know just what you mean. I got my BFP on Monday night, but my period isn't officially due until this Monday! So I hardly dare to even think about it until at least Tuesday! Really want to talk about EVERYTHING but DH won't get involved in any conversations yet - he's just as nervous I think. I was hoping it'd get better after next week but... knowing myself I'm probably going to be on tenterhooks until the 12 week scan.

Congratulations to you :-)

22honey Sat 03-May-14 21:26:25

It took till 20 weeks for it to feel real for me, Im 25 now and still worried shitless and nervous. Not sure it will ever go away tbh! No idea how some people do this time and time again. xx

Its very normal I believe, try to chill out and think positive xx

ftmsoon Sat 03-May-14 21:44:59

Am 40+5 and still not really excited. I just worried about different things as I went along! It still doesn't feel real, and yet I am making decisions that could affect it's future!

Mybellyisaneasteregg Sat 03-May-14 23:43:27

I'm 32 weeks and still too nervous to do much planning. Have a crib and a few basic newborn clothes saved from ds. Have to buy some more things but am waiting as still have that feeling that things could go horribly wrong confused I will probably pop in and buy all I need in a big shopping trip a couple of weeks before due date.

Josheffield Mon 05-May-14 08:32:30

Thank you all so much for your advice. I found it really reassuring that it is normal to feel so worried!
Good luck to all of you with your pregnancies x

j200 Mon 05-May-14 10:19:18

Hi Jo come join us on the Xmas babies thread, we can all worry together smile

nugget05 Mon 05-May-14 13:20:18

I'm 39 weeks and too nervous to get excited so I think it's normal, I've felt like this since finding out, different worries for different stages of the pregnancy. It feels like your going insane but don't worry your not smile
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