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to feel like a goddess for being pregnant?

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stripeybump Thu 18-Aug-11 14:04:20

I am just so grin !

I'm 23 weeks so it's not a 'yay, I POAS and got a BFP' thing.

I just feel like this is the start of something amazing! It's such a miracle, actually making a new human being. It's literally all I can think about and I don't care about anything else - career, hobbies, friends even, selfish stuff like holidays and new clothes, they can all go sing because I'm pregnant !

AIBU? Am I hiding this total elation well enough day-to-day that my work aren't going to sack me, my friends aren't going to ditch me and my DH and family won't think I've cracked up?

I'm just so happy! Does every pregnant woman feel this amazing? It was only sex fgs, but look what it made!

<not pissed, honest>

PonceyMcPonce Thu 18-Aug-11 14:06:01

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worraliberty Thu 18-Aug-11 14:06:15

Lol congratulations! grin

No calm down before you get heart burn shock

Ormirian Thu 18-Aug-11 14:06:17

"Does every pregnant woman feel this amazing?"



Felt pretty crap most of the time although excited for the birth. Pregnancy and me were not a good match....

Congratulations btw!

sittinginthesun Thu 18-Aug-11 14:07:17

You are LUCKY! I spent most of my first pregnancy feeling so sick/tired/scared that I didn't have time to feel elated.

Congratulations. Brilliant you are enjoying itsmile

DontGoCurly Thu 18-Aug-11 14:09:13

Your post made me feel so happy!

Congrats OP, keep spreading the lurve!!!! grin

stripeybump Thu 18-Aug-11 14:09:36

To be fair, I had awful sickness until about 18 weeks so I think it's a bit of a delayed reaction, I'm finally loving it!

I had no idea it'd be like this though. I worry that I'm doing a Myleene, ie acting like I'm the first woman ever to get knocked up. I find myself looking at women on the train in wonderment that they have most likely been here, done this and are just being normal !

I feel like I've grown up and all the crap I used to worry about just no longer matters.

FreudianSlipper Thu 18-Aug-11 14:09:46

i felt wonderful when i was pregnant. first 12 weeks very tired then i felt great, had lots of energy, was more disciplined than ever with what i ate and my hair and skin glowed

was the hardest time emotionally (worked with ex and he was so horrible to me) but actually being pregnant i loved and felt wonderful adn loved all the fuss made over me blush

BimboNo5 Thu 18-Aug-11 14:09:56

Dare I say you may be a little BORING to others around you though? I know someone who felt like this at work and its all she ever went on about- those of us who had also been pregnant in the past and not acted like the only woman its ever happened to just had to grin and bear what im saying is enjoy it, blather on about it to the exclusion of everything else at your peril!

BimboNo5 Thu 18-Aug-11 14:11:15

And fgs please dont bring a book/baby clothing range out!!

stripeybump Thu 18-Aug-11 14:13:02

Bimbo - I know, I know! I'm a teacher so can wallow a few weeks more, then will have to pretend it's not all I'm thinking about grin

stripeybump Thu 18-Aug-11 14:13:55

Yep - as soon as it pops out, I'm going to lecture you all about how to bf, blw and all these other lovely acronyms wink

FreudianSlipper Thu 18-Aug-11 14:16:27

i was a total pregnancy bore, luckily my friends loved me enough to put up with it, they would tell me from time to to and still they love me

InfestationofLannisters Thu 18-Aug-11 14:17:55

"A woman's life is nine parts mess to one part magic. The parts that look like magic often turn out to be the messiest of all"

That should stand you in good stead. Congratulations and enjoy smile

DrKoothrappali Thu 18-Aug-11 14:24:22

If you feel like a goddess now, imagine what it is like once you hold your new baby, looking at them and thinking 'I made you'. Its better than anything else in the world.

superjobee Thu 18-Aug-11 14:25:13

im almost 30 wks and am constantly tired and look like crap.. but .. i feel like angelina jolie, mother theresa and hiedi klum in one grin now that i have a big beautiful bump to rub like aladdins lamp i feel so sexy, empowered, fertile <obvs> and just bloody proud of myself grin i feel like im in a wee members group where other pg women and i are making secret handshakes and knowing smiles!

i adore being pregnant!

SaffronCake Thu 18-Aug-11 14:30:34


How dare you be feeling so amazing when I feel like a bag of shite

YANBU at all Dear, that's lovely for you smile have a nice cup of tea while you bask in the glory brew

bloody horrible decaff, like I have to

JemimaMuddledUp Thu 18-Aug-11 14:38:08

I still look at my almost 9 year old and think wow, I made you so never mind holding a newborn!

YANBU. I hated being pregnant, was very ill with both boys and had so many scares with DD that she wouldn't make it that I spent the whole time on edge. But one of my best friends is 8 months pregnant with her first (and they have been trying for years, whilst being very indulgent godparents to my DC) and I am so excited for her that I could burst. I have decided that it is much more fun watching other people do it grin

TrinaLuciusMalfoy Thu 18-Aug-11 14:41:43


And just wait til you're holding the baby. You get to SEE what you made and it's so very very goddess-inspiring grin

I spent the first week with both of mine just staring at them and saying to DH 'look what we made! How cool is that?!'

stripeybump Thu 18-Aug-11 14:43:34

Caveat - I am still feeling rubbish a lot of the time - I sleptsmile on the sofa with the cat last night and only for about 4 hours so I'm shattered today, just couldn't get comfy.

But emotionally and logically, it's just amaaazing! grin

I can't wait to hold him in my arms, I honestly can't. I have never wanted or loved anything this much, ever.

I had a bit of a crap childhood so I think a big part of it is the feeling of being reborn, the chance to make someone's life happy, to be loved unconditionally.

<aware I'm babbling, I'm doing it here so I don't do it irl!>

stripeybump Thu 18-Aug-11 14:44:46

(don't know where the random smile appeared from, am on iPhone app so must have pressed it by mistake)

MichaelaS Thu 18-Aug-11 14:50:38

what a brilliant positive post! smile YADNBU! I also felt like that, some of the time at least, but ended up having a nightmare with the baby born at 24 weeks. Luckily he is just about ok now but it has ruined the idea of pregnancy for me, any future ones will be filled with the dread of knowing how many weeks I am, the fear of how far i'll get and whether or not the baby would survive.

Soak it up now and glory in it, and bottle it up for the nights where you're exhausted, DC is screaming and has just thrown up over every clean item in the house! grin

treesinthebreeze Thu 18-Aug-11 14:52:43

Congratulations! grin

It's a wonderfuly exciting time - the best of my life so yanbu! My mind STILL boggles that we MADE an ACTUAL BABY shock.


TrillianAstra Thu 18-Aug-11 14:56:47

You smug smugger smile

Thanks for the Cersei quote infestation! grin

stripeybump Thu 18-Aug-11 15:03:28

Michaela shock 24 weeks, that is so close to where I am now!

It's incredible, many congrats on your baby and hope he's doing ok? He is an actual miracle.

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