Anyone Else NOT Ready

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goosifer101 - January 29

This may sound silly but I am hoping I am not the only one who feels this way. I am 33 weeks pregnant. This will be my first baby. I am having some serious anxiety about actually having my baby boy. I don't just mean labor, even though I am definitely not ready for that. I mean, being a mom. It seems like at this point most mothers are ready to get pregnancy over with and actually have their little ones, but I am hoping I don't deliver before my due date! I had my first shower the other day and I thought that may help me but it only made me more scared. I feel SO HORRIBLE that I feel this way, but I can't seem to shake it. Please tell me someone else went through this and everything was o.k. once they delivered???????

 

DB - January 29

Well, I am getting induced tomorrow and I can say that I am starting to get some jitters now. I know dh is too, he's very nervous, not so much about L&D, but about being parents. I'm sure you're not the only one who feels this way. This is a huge life change! I'd like to hear some stories of women who have already had their children too.

 

cindernar - January 29

I was that way with my first one as well, although once I got to about 38 weeks, the wanting-it-to-be-over bug kicked in big time! With this one, I'm 30 weeks, and I still have to sell my house and move into a house that needs major renovations. I know there will be a chunk of time when I will probably be stuck at my mom's house with an infant and a 3-year-old, and I'm not looking forward to that. I think you're probably very normal! It's a very scary thing to go through, especially when you don't know really what to expect. My advice: when the baby gets here, sleep when he or she sleeps. People say that, and I thought that that was unrealistic at the time, but if you want to stay sane, you need to try to make sure you get at least some sleep. Your house is going to look like c___p, and you may have to put off losing that baby weight. But at least you'll be sane! Just my 2 cents....

 

candaceann1 - January 29

I am 31 weeks pregnant with my 2nd. At my Dr's appt last week, they scheduled my last 6 appts. I cried the whole way home. To think I will have another child to care for in less than 10 weeks is starting to scare the sh*t out of me. I havent cared for a baby in 6 years and am scared that I forgot how to. This is very common to feel this way.

 

chriss - January 29

I'm right there with you ladies. I am 34 wks and I AM SCARED TO DEATH on one had I'm ready to have the baby and get back to normal and not have to roll out of bed anymore, but on the other hand this means that I won't be rolling out of bed, because I will barely have any time to sleep for the next two years!! I am terrified of not knowing what to do when baby comes home and whether or not I will bond with the baby. I can't believe that I am so scared about something that I've been planning for two years!! and at this point, I don't really understand how women have more than one child, but then I don't have my baby yet, so I can't really say................

 

cindernar - January 29

chriss, it took me 2 1/2 years to even consider having another one. My son will be 3 1/2 when this one arrives. I think once I got one out of diapers, my wheels started turning again. It's not that it was terrible (although the first month can be a bit rough); it's just that it's a lot of work. I really got into a groove pretty quickly, and I think most moms do that. You don't even realize how much you get done in 24 hours time!

 

mamagoose - January 29

I'm due on Wednesday and I still don't think I've really absorbed the fact that I'm pregnant yet! It will be surreal for my dh and me to suddenly have a baby, OUR baby, that is completely dependent on us for survival... I think I'm going to be relying heavily on my own mom for the first few days to rea__sure me that I'm not screwing everything up...

 

Gretta - January 29

I am terrified. Its my first and I am 34 weeks and just got put on Bedrest for my BP and they said they probably won't let me go full term. I think it seemed further than it really is. I just want to be a good patient loving mom. I know how to be a professional in the corporate world but not a mommy. Its very scary.

 

goosifer101 - January 30

Thank you ladies! I am so glad I am not the only one who feels this way. I guess we just don't talk about it as much. Everyone seems to expect us to act chipper and excited and all but right now I am just scared. I am sure we will all make good mommies though. I am just SO glad I am not the only one who feels this way.

 

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