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Well as most of you know it's very close to my due date!! I'm very, very excited but more then that I am soooo nervous!! For the most part, I feel like I'm fully prepared for the actual delivery. I'm not so worried about that anymore. I think the thing that I'm scared most of is just not knowing what to do after she's here! We just got her crib this weekend (I'll have to post some pics after my camera is charged) and I keep looking at it empty and it makes me so nervous. I guess it just kind of makes me realize that it's nearly time!! Did any of you feel this way?
It seems like just yesterday we were finding out I was pregnant! I really hope that I'm going to be a good mom. I'm still in awe that it's almost time. I'll be at home for the first part of my labor so I'll definitely make sure to let y'all know when it's time lol. I'm going to finish all the nursery stuff today so I'll make sure to post pictures for you gals!!
oh sweetie, it's perfectly normal to feel like that! I was the same way before little Miss Fiona came out! I was so nervous! I kept going into the nursery and just looking inside the crib and trying to picture what it would be like when she was finally here...I had no idea what to do! I was worried about not being able to calm her down when she would cry, or not being able to recognize if she was sick or not and not knowing what medicines to give her or not give her...I was worried I wouldn't know how to measure the formula or wouldn't know how much to give her...
But Amanda, the one thing I will tell you, it's true what they say...It comes naturally and you will get to know your baby. And there are always ppl to ask if you're not sure. You won't get everything on the first try, but you'll get it! My suggestion is to try to forget about what you're worried about and focus on what you know and what you're excited about. All that other stuff comes natually and with time so it's no use worrying about it. Try to imagine what Miranda looks like, concentrate on making sure you have all you need, take time to decide what clothes she gonna wear home from from the hospital, and play the "what-would-you-do-in-this-situation" game with Randy if he's up for it...I used to play that with Mitch all the time...like "ok, Miranda is 16 yrs old. You come home from work one day only to find her making out with some older guy...what would you do?" or "Miranda is 2 yrs old and she throws a hissy fit in the store. What would you do?"
It's good because sometimes it gets funny, and it helps you think of how you would dicipline her or handle the situation.
My point is, try to keep your mind off the things you're worried about. Just know that if ever a situation comes up and u don't know what to do, we're always here 4 u!!!!!
Thanks, Brig!! We just got the crib set up with all the bedding and I look at it empty like 10 times a day and try to picture her in there lol. Randy and I often play the "what would you do" game. It's been kind of interesting because we disagree on some things (not major ones though lol). For example, I have a tattoo and I have my tongue and did have my naval pierced. Well I was telling Randy that she was going to have to wait until she was 18 if she wanted body piercings and he was like "If she wants something pierced I'll take her to get it done. Better that then her go out and do it behind our backs in an unsterile environment." At first I was against what he was saying but then I got to thinking about my own crazy self and I knew he was right. It kind of scared me because I was sounding like my mom!! I've read probably a million times articles on "Baby Care Basics" because I get worried that I won't even know how to change a diaper (which I do but I'm just scared I guess lol). I'm going to try and not worry so much about all these things and just focus on how great it will be to have her here!!
Amanda I am getting nervous and I'm only 25 weeks It's normal I'm sure, but I for one cannot wait to see little Miranda! You will be an awesome mommy and as soon as she is in your arms all of your fears will melt away...
Shoot I'm jealous I want it to be January already!
Those who love me know how to reach me...it's been real ladies, peace and love!!
I hope it's normal cause I feel that way too I'm not at all nervous for the labor or delivery part... it's the whole bringing a baby home aspect that freaks me out, haha! Right now my dad is painting my room, so nothing is in there yet, but we have the bassinet all set up down here in the living room and every time I look at it I get little butterflies. I'm nervous too because there is a good possibility my BF will be moving around October 10th or that weekend, or the end of the month. So even though we dont live together now, it still upsets me because he'll be about 2.5 hours away instead of just 20 minutes. I think just the idea that I have to bring the baby home with me and it's mine to take care of really scares me...What do I do??!!
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I am due this month as welll. I am SOOOOOOOOO excited though, not even nervous.. people always ask me if I am geting nervous and I am not at all. I cannot waittttttttt to go through the whole labour experience and meet my little girl! Plus I have so many cute outfits and nice things for her.. I sometimes sit in my room and look at them becuase sometimes it feels like its never gonna be used!