At the risk of being a Debbie Downer, is there anyone else out there who is kind of isolated and lonely in pregnancy so far?
I have one friend who is pregnant or even in the family mental space right now. We met because our husbands work together and we discovered that we were both TTC at the same time, but it's becoming more and more obvious that we are completely different people with very different life experiences and goals. For example, we just got into a bit of a fight about spanking. She insists that she's going to do it, regardless of what anyone says or anything she reads that may suggest otherwise. I flat out told her that she can do what she wants, but I'm not comfortable with her spanking her children in front of me or my kids, so now she is angry and I'm sort of left without the one personal interaction I had where I could talk about pregnancy or motherhood.
I just don't know where to go to find other people like me who have similar beliefs on the matter (or at least open-minded), I can't afford to join any pre-natal yoga classes or anything, and there are only two prenatal classes being offered but both will be in December. My husband does what he can, but even he can only go so far and he's far of this new journey with me, so it's not like he has any different experiences to bring to the table.
Anyone have any suggestions?