Hi everyone! I am pregnant for the first time as well. Having pretty mild symptoms so far - not super nauseous, but food doesn't appeal like it used to and sits a little funny when I eat. Can hardly tell if the upset stomach is an actual symptom of the pregnancy or if it's just my nerves though - my husband just lost his job 2 weeks ago and we just found out this week that we're expecting, so that kind of ups the ante on the normal first pregnancy anxieties, I think. It all still feels very surreal, and a little bit fragile - I've been having the pinching/cramping in my uterus and cervix, RosieL, so I know what you mean about worrying a little.
I have a question for all of you actually - what is everyone doing as far as when/how they're announcing the pregnancy to family and friends? We definitely want to wait for the usual (I think) 3 to 4 months before telling everyone, but we're planning on telling both sets of our parents this weekend - my husband and I are both the oldest so this will be the first grandchild on both sides and our mothers are grandbaby-CRAZED. Just curious if anyone's told the parents yet and how everyone else does this stuff. I was thinking of doing something special for my mom (giving her a gift bag with "grandma" stuff, etc) since she's been looking forward to grandbabies for so long, but I'm concerned that it might be a little indelicate given my husband's recent unemployment. I know that's going to worry our parents. I have been trying to create my own business from home selling jewelry, art, crafts and vintage items so now we're both technically unemployed.
Anyways, any input you guys might have on your own announcement experience/ideas/opinions would be greatly welcomed. Sorry this was such a long post, this is also my first time posting in a forum too, so I'm not sure what the etiquette is yet, ha.
(I'm a little under 5 weeks pregnant, btw, with an EDD of 4/15.)