This is kind of a tough topic (for me, anyways.)
How easy/difficult are you finding it to bond w/ your new LO in utero? Is there some week at which this becomes less abstract and more concrete? After beginning to feel movement every day, perhaps, or after the big u/s?
I am nearing the 17 week mark and quite honestly don't 'feel' pregnant- like, I feel like myself. Only fatter. Seriously, I look in the mirror with confusion bordering on irritation as my midsection expands- it just doesn't make SENSE to me. I mean this through feeling/living- intellectually I am very aware of what's going on, of course.
This is my 2nd baby. W/ the first I was very young but very psyched. It was really easy to bond and experience the pregnancy. With this baby, I've got DD at home and very seldom slow down (except at night) and am not really experiencing myself as being pregnant. Is this normal? I mean, within the range, I guess. I know it's fine- I just have this assumption once baby comes I'll fall in love as soon as I see her. Or maybe once I can feel her every day, to kind of remind me- for now, I don't ever really feel her, probably because I never stop moving.
I mean, in my head I know. I do all the right things, eat healthy, cut back on coffee, etc etc. I've told people, had prenatals, etc etc. But I just don't feel it. And I'm wondering if I should be concerned, try to get ahead of it, or just let it be.
For now I'm focusing on taking more time to slow down, have quiet time, and purposefully reach out to this little bean. I think it's partially because I don't really believe it- I know anything could happen, so why get all excited just yet? But the weeks are mounting ...