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user1465146157 Mon 06-Jun-16 22:58:43

Hi - I'm 6 weeks pregnant and have told no one but my husband.
We are feeling unsure about the whole thing even though we're at the right age and from the outside the right 'time in our lives' - the timing isn't great in terms of our living situation and lifestyle choices.

We don't want to terminate the pregnancy but are aware that our feelings are not like those of friends who've found out they're pregnant. I'm not happy or sad, I just feel weird.

I am not overwhelmingly happy about it as I thought I 'should' be. I have imagined this moment in the past and thought i'd be excited and overjoyed but honestly, i don't feel anything at the moment - is this normal?

Hoping and wanting to feel better about it - so not here to say I'm thinking of abortions or anything, just wondering if I should be more emotional / happy / motherly.

Some days its good, some days I'm scared - mostly I'm affected by other people's stories or thoughts, rather than my own.

Would like to know if anyone else has felt this.

The pregnancy is unplanned although we've talked about having children, maybe starting to try a year from now.

thanks

SpeakNoWords Mon 06-Jun-16 23:11:14

I think it's really normal tbh! It's a big change, a lot to take in. In the early days there can be very few signs you're actually pregnant and it all seems a bit distant and unreal. It's ok not to have any strong feelings one way or the other at the moment, don't give yourself a hard time over it.

thecatsarecrazy Tue 07-Jun-16 06:51:18

Its normal. My dh and I already have 2 children. I was in my 20s when I had them, we were in a larger house, more money.
Now I'm 34 and have been broody for ages and we discussed a 3rd. I got pregnant very early in cycle 2 days after my period finished and was a bit of a shock tbh. Now I'm pregnant I feel totally overwhelmed. I keep thinking have we upset the balance. Is the age gap to much, we will probably have to move. All that being said I'm sure when baby comes things will slot together.

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