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05/06/2013 at 07:12
new here. thought id give it ago!
my partner and i have recently decided to try for a baby. i came off the pill 2 weeks ago and im very nervous about getting pregnnt! im scared im not mother material!! i really want to have a baby and make a family with my partner. he already has a 3 year old which everyone says im very good with, but a 3 year old is very different from a baby who depends on you for everything isnt it!!
is it all first time mothers who can feel like this or just me?!!
05/06/2013 at 09:04
Hi Paige, welcome to the site.
Every woman will worry at some point during pregnancy - 'I'm not bonding/happy with my growing bump', 'I don't feel ready', 'I'm scared of giving birth', 'OMG, this is really happening', 'How will my life change with a baby around'....Alas nobody can tell you what sort of baby you will have, the needs that baby will have & until you have baby at home with you nobody can tell you what to expect & how you will adapt to it. The one thing I can promise is that you will learn to adapt & manage because you are a parent.
Again depending on how you look at things baby's can be just as easy/difficult to manage as an older child - baby's might be more dependant but at least they stay where you lay them down....
The fact you are saying you want a baby already puts you part way to being mummy material, if you truly weren't you'd have told your partner a flat NO & would still be using contraception to try & prevent it. Best wishes & good luck
05/06/2013 at 12:12
Paige I came off the pill 2 weeks ago and I am also terrified!
I worry about things way too much so don't think your the only one, by the sounds of it your good with children, and yes babies are different but I think if you are good with children it's a good head start!
Good luck xx
06/06/2013 at 18:58
thanks guys. im very impatient too so i want it to happen straight away too lol. good luck to u beckii
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