I am 6 weeks into my first pregnancy after nine months of TTC. My husband and I are excited and grateful to have conceived and are looking forward to our Thanksgiving baby. I have some mild pregnancy symptoms (breast soreness, food aversions, indigestion, fatigue).
My question is this: Are you all struggling at all with worry? I can't seem to shake this belief that we are going to miscarry. I frequently worry that we will have a "missed" miscarriage and spend the next six weeks falling in love with a baby before finding out that there's no heartbeat. My first midwife appointment is at 12 weeks and I keep trying to think up schemes to have an ultrasound at the ER before then (I'm ridiculous). I am annoyed with myself for allowing these worries to rob me of the joy of pregnancy. In hopes of reversing this pattern, these are the coping strategies I've come up with so far...
*Practicing gratitude each day for this pregnancy (no matter how long it lasts) and for the other areas of my life I am grateful for
*Reminding myself I can only control the inputs, not the outputs.
*Trusting God that we'll be able to handle whatever outcome we face
I also thought I would reach out to you all for support since we aren't telling anyone IRL about the pregnancy until after we hear the heartbeat (hopefully announcing on mother's day). I'd love to hear any advice that you all have.