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Fellow first timers - can you describe how you're feeling?

(33 Posts)
DorotheaHomeAlone Sun 08-Jun-14 11:34:12

I'm 8 months pregnant for the first time and trying to get my head around what's coming up. I'm hoping to make a word cloud about how first-time mums to be feel about the impending changes. I'm doing another one in the parenting thread to see what words people use after they've had their babies. Just really interested to compare the two.

I'd really appreciate it if you could chuck some words down for me about how you're feeling. As few or as many as you'd like.

Thanks!

LAB123 Sun 08-Jun-14 11:40:08

Scared
Excited
Nervous
Happy
Contented
Fat
Aching
Tired

TheBuggerlugs Sun 08-Jun-14 11:40:42

A word cloud? Is this a lame attempt at some research? hmm

DorotheaHomeAlone Sun 08-Jun-14 12:10:47

Nope. I'm a nerd. And you're ruining my cloud! Get of my cloud.

DorotheaHomeAlone Sun 08-Jun-14 12:11:37

Ps you can check out my other sporadic posts to confirm that I really am a mumsnetter getting ready to pop!

Excited
Ill
Tired
Organised

TheBuggerlugs Sun 08-Jun-14 12:18:01

Whoops, sorry grin

I feel:

blessed
lucky
amazing
excited

RAFWife12 Sun 08-Jun-14 12:19:31

Tired
Sore
Stressed
Excited
Lucky
Happy
Nervous

MrsMonkeyBear Sun 08-Jun-14 12:37:55

The bad words

Bored
Tired
Exhausted
Grotty
Achy
Knackered
Tender
Sore
Nervous
Scared

The good words

Excited
Thrilled
Giddy
Loved
Amazed
Chilled

RebeccaCloud9 Sun 08-Jun-14 13:10:01

In varying amounts depending on the day!...

Nervous
Soppy
Excited
Unprepared
Impatient
Proud
Tired
Hungry
Lucky
Eager

ohthegoats Sun 08-Jun-14 14:02:22

These are the variety of words, some negative, some positive, that have pretty much summed up my pregnancy:

Shocked
Lucky
Horrified
Nervous
In mourning (about the life I won't have)
Excited
Scared
Naïve
Unprepared
Frustrated
Clueless

Hahaha... all that looks negative. It took me a long time to get over the shock to be honest, and the shock made me angry, frustrated, slightly horrified. This wasn't an 'unplanned' pregnancy, I was just SO sure it wouldn't happen for us (and I didn't mind either way).

I'm just coming round to 'it's a baby', and started to get excited about it. I'm 24 weeks.

DorotheaHomeAlone Sun 08-Jun-14 14:56:32

buggerlugs no worries. Thanks for joining in smile

mssleepyhead Sun 08-Jun-14 15:56:40

Nervous
Worried
Anxious
Happy
Fascinated
Disbelief
Ignorant
Hopeful
Proud
Tired
Huge!

ohthegoats Sun 08-Jun-14 16:46:56

Fascinated is a good one. I've been fascinated by how things change your body and affect your moods etc.

porcito Sun 08-Jun-14 17:18:31

paranoid
excited
nervous
unprepared
clueless
grateful
hopeful
responsible
amazed

DorotheaHomeAlone Sun 08-Jun-14 18:11:53

These are great! Thanks everyone. Any more?

Barbsta Sun 08-Jun-14 18:22:24

Scared
Unsure
Unaware
Clueless
Panic
Lonely
Judged (I feel like everyone has an opinion on every aspect of my pregnancy)
Lucky
Excited
Love

TheBuggerlugs Sun 08-Jun-14 19:07:28

Protective
Beautiful

haventgotaclue1 Sun 08-Jun-14 19:20:50

Out of control
Amazed
Fascinated
Nervous
Aching
Tired
Excited
Hungry
Overwhelmed
Lost

amy83firsttimer Sun 08-Jun-14 19:43:01

Impatient
Nervous
Excited
Happy
Proud
Grown-up

Lara44 Mon 09-Jun-14 12:11:20

At 38 weeks the realisation that I'm actually having a baby has set in!!

worried
scared
excited
nervous
overwhelmed

hot
vexed
tired

2014MrsH Mon 09-Jun-14 12:59:01

I'm 14 weeks along and so far I have felt:

Happy
Excited
Overwhelmed
In awe of the miracle occurring
Emotional

Nervous
Terrified
Sick
Tired
Worried

Basically a whole mixture of feelings and emotions!

ChicaMomma Mon 09-Jun-14 13:23:51

Terrified (That something will happen the baby in labour)
Excited (To meet my little man in 2-3 weeks)
Proud (That i'm continuing on the gene pool!)
Happy (Because my hormones are balanced)
Peaceful (As i feel i'm doing what i was put on the planet to do)
Lucky (As i'm 38 and we got the BFP on first attempt)

Mainly all positive- there must be a reason people still continue to do it?

MrsWones Mon 09-Jun-14 14:13:12

Happy
Tired
In pain
Excited
Impatient
Worried
Scared
Loved
Needed
Special
Bored

I am 27 weeks.

Chloris33 Mon 09-Jun-14 15:31:25

I really like your idea of a word cloud. I was thinking of doing a blog on the emotions of pregnancy, to which other ladies could contribute. There are so many emotions and it's a shifting inner landscape. These words refer to feelings I've had since first finding out -- I don't still feel all of them now (at 12 weeks) as the feelings change:

shocked, excited, anxious, tender, creative, sad, angry, fearful, protective, strong, vulnerable, dreamy, loving, happy, more assertive (strangely!).

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