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October 10th, 2012, 02:02 AM
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I'm almost 30, and I'm married. I've even been taking prenatals for about 6 months. However, I feel like a teenager here! I'm suddenly not certain I'm ready. I'm worried about my parents' reaction. I'm awake at 4am typing this because I'm freaking myself out and can't sleep. What if I'm not ready? Anyone else having any of these feelings?

I guess it's worth noting that I just found out about 12 hours ago..
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October 10th, 2012, 03:51 AM
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What you are feeling is TOTALLY normal! With my first child (who is now 8) I had been trying to get pregnant for 6-8 months and the second I found out that I infact was I freaked LOL! I couldn't sleep, eat, etc. They had to actually put me on antidepressants just so I would calm down and relax. I was scared of the unknown and childbirth etc...At around 8 weeks pregnant I saw my little peanut and my outlook changed COMPLETLY. I was suddenly relaxed and was getting used to the idea of being pregnant,and my pregnancy and delivery (by elective c-section) went wonderfuly! Now I am pregnant with baby #2 and even though I have been through the whole experience before I am a bit nervous, i cant lie lol (hoping that I have a great pregnancy, praying that I dont miscarry, and praying for another wonderful delivery etc)-HOWEVER MUCH more relaxed then I was the first time lol. Dont worry, as you get used to the idea of being pregnant you will relax.
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October 10th, 2012, 04:10 AM
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Thank you so much for your reply. I seriously feel like a crazy person. I've been crying pretty much nonstop since I took the test. Also, I suddenly feel like a walrus. I'd been noticing that some of my favorite dresses weren't fitting like they should over the past couple of weeks, and this morning it hit me that they won't for another 8 months at least!! How can I be this noticeably big already? I'm only 5 and a half weeks at most.
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October 10th, 2012, 04:20 AM
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I agree its 100% normal to feel that way. I freak out each time I'm pregnant, you'd swear it was my first time!! Pretty soon the nervous/scared feeling is replaced with EXCITED!! Congrats!
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October 10th, 2012, 04:30 AM
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It's normal, I have felt that way every time even though I was actively trying. Congrats on your bfp!
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October 10th, 2012, 05:52 AM
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Yup completely normal!! I don't think my hands stopped shaking with my first until I was about 20 weeks along. LOL =) Even then it went from feeling not real at all to oh my god how will we take care of an infant? The whole thing is pretty terrifying and amazing from start to finish.


I'm telling you I am still in awe how something so beautiful is made from just a tiny little sperm and egg. The whole process just completely blows my mind.
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October 10th, 2012, 07:05 AM
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When I got pg with my first, we weren't married. Just a couple of hipsters with crappy jobs and a really cool apartment in the least kid-friendly neighborhood in Seattle. We were terrified to tell DH's parents. We'd been engaged for six months and we were over the moon, but we still felt like dumb kids. Things change a lot over the course of a pregnancy, I think that's why they bake so long. You have a lot of time to get used to the idea.

This time I'm not worried at all about having a new baby and whether we are ready...we're totally sure about that. But we're still nervous to tell DH's parents because he's still in school and neither of us have "real" jobs yet. But I know it'll work itself out. It always does.
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October 10th, 2012, 07:42 AM
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I think it's normal!

I'm in my 30's and have been married for some time, and I still had some nerves.. even though we were TTC. Babies can do that!

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October 10th, 2012, 12:26 PM
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I don't think you ever get over that feeling, even if you have more "experience" this is always something new.
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October 10th, 2012, 12:39 PM
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I am on baby #3 and I am still freaking out, questioning symptoms etc. People have asked, shouldn't you KNOW this by now? Haha, and by all reasoning I SHOULD but I am still freaking out. I got my first decent night of sleep last night after being up most of the night for the last week thinking of EVERYTHING!

Just remember that everything is going to be alright and to STAY OFF GOOGLE..
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October 10th, 2012, 12:53 PM
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I woke up at 3:00 this morning after dreaming that my mother in law wouldn't let me POAS on a weekend trip. She said it was inappropriate! HA. I couldn't go back to sleep and ended up watching movies on the couch until hubby left for work.
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October 10th, 2012, 01:02 PM
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i agree with everything that has been said. I think we all worry like that, I am on #4 and I am not looking forward to the comments. Hugs and congrats on your pregnancy.
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October 11th, 2012, 10:42 AM
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lalap-how are you feeling today?
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October 11th, 2012, 10:54 AM
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Hey! Thanks for asking; that's so sweet. I'm still freaking a bit. It's just that DH and I are in a bit of a transitional phase. We're getting ready to sell our 3 bedroom house to downsize to an apt to save money. He decided to go back to school full time (he'll be applying to med school this summer), so we're living on one public school teacher's income. Honestly, I make a decent living (a little over 40k), and I know people have successfully raised children on less, but it's still just a lot of pressure. I totally support the decision about med school (it will pay off in the long run), but it's still so up in the air.
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October 11th, 2012, 12:51 PM
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Yes, I am freaking out a bit too. Like you, we are in a transitional phase- we will be moving in the next month or so and DH will be starting a new job. It was worse when I was preggo with my first though. At the time I was a student and DH had just got out of school. We were so poor, and DS was a surprise baby. I was so worried that we were bringing a baby into our lives at such an unstable point- but everything worked out just fine.
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October 11th, 2012, 07:47 PM
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Its normal. This is my 2nd and while I knew it was a possibility since we had unprotected sex it still took me by surprise and Im still having trouble digesting it all sometimes. Its a baby, it changes everything its totally normal to be scared.
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