Since there is a thread for Mamas who already have LOs, I figured there ought to be a chat thread for those of us expecting our first (whether we've had a previous pregnancy loss or not). A place to share hopes, fears and the other challenges of moving into parenthood. Is DH/DF/DP freaking out or are you single and trying to figure out how to do this? What weird things are you discovering about pregnancy that you hadn't expected? If you previously had a career outside the home, have you decided what to do after baby comes? How is your extended family (or friend group) reacting to the news?
AFM, DH is doing pretty good, although he is really stressed about money and all the stuff we need to do to get ready... I keep reminding him that we will be okay and that we have enough time to figure it all out. As far as unexpected pregnancy symptoms... I had NO IDEA I'd be so freaking bloated! Ugh! I am working now, but I really hope I'll be able to work from home at least half time after maternity leave, because DH is a full time student and I REALLY want him to finish school. I haven't told all of my family yet (we're waiting to hear a heartbeat first), but so far the ones I've told have been really excited for us.
How about the rest of you?