I know this is ridiculous but all of a sudden I'm starting to get really nervous with the realisation that I'll actually have a baby at the end of this pregnancy!!! It's my 2nd pregnancy so you think I'd be more prepared but all of a sudden I am bricking it!!! Anyone else?
me too I am 29 weeks with my 1st and we have just built the cot and the changing table, coupled with being given a ton of lamaze toys and about 100 babygrows, boxes of breast pads and a hand held breat pump. I feel really overwhelmed that we have a real like baby coming in February, its exciting but really scary, I actually feel abit sick at the thought of it coming so soon, madness I know but I thought I was ready now I feel totally unprepared and scared.
Hi, this is my 3rd DC due 1st Feb and I have just started feeling this way too. I'm feeling slightly overwhelmed and unprepared suddenly, I've been very relaxed about it all up until now but as we approach the countdown from 10 it seems a lot more real!
30+2 with DC1 and every now and again I realise that at the end of this pregnancy there's going to be a baby. And they're going to let me take it home and I'll have to be responsible for it. I try and distract myself from the thought with chocolate.
I know nothing about babies. Seriously, nothing. Somebody at work told me last week that they come with a bit of cord still attached! I was gobsmacked. Did you ever see that episode of Friends where Rachel has her baby shower, and she realises she has no idea what any of the stuff is for. That's me. Panic starting to set in now...
I felt exactly this way with DS - in fact I had a relatively quick labour and when he popped out all I remember saying was "it's a baby... It's a baby..." in complete shock!
I read all the weekly pregnancy emails, had the books etc but it didn't sink in at all that I was having a baby (and much less that I was having a child).
I'm 20weeks now, second time round, and I can't quite believe I'm pregnant still, even though I had the 20-week scan last week and found out the gender. All very strange to have a human being growing inside isn't it?!
It's all part of the process of your mind (and body) accepting the fact you will be having a baby.
First, there is the terrible realisation. Then at birthing time, the 'it's happening now!' panick. The first week at home 'how can I look after something so fragile?'....the first illness where you hit the panick button and feel sick to your stomach with worry 'oh, the heavy responsibility, how can people have more than one' etc etc.
Nature's way of preparing you to be a wonderful mum .