|Your first prenatal appt?
I don't have a regular OBGYN, so I was supposed to do a pre-pregnancy/meet & greet session, but I took the test in the morning and found out I was pregnant. We basically just talked, and she answered a bunch of questions I had. I have my first "real" prenatal appointment in a couple of weeks, during my 7th week.
|Will you be announcing your pregnancy?
To my immediate family, either during the 7th or 8th week, probably after I hear the first heartbeat. All other friends and family, after 12 weeks (that includes my IL's -- according to DH, FIL can't keep his mouth shut). Perfect strangers and Internet friends? They already know! :LOL
I haven't been feeling "right" pretty much from the day of ovulation. I had strange cramping that only occurs very occasionally during the first day of my period. One day after working out and showering, I nearly hurled, which has never happened before. Random bouts of queasiness. One night I had a dream and literally woke up crying. So I kind of suspected from the beginning. However, I'm not sure if any of my symptoms were psychosomatic, since I was charting and knew what was going on with my cycle.
|Will you feel secure about your pregnancy?
To be totally honest, I won't feel completely secure until I deliver my baby safe and sound. A few terrible, tragic things have happened recently to people I know that made me realize how we take the miracle of birth almost for granted now. I'll probably feel a bit safer after the 13th week, but I will always have a slight nagging worry in the back of my mind until after delivery.
But hey, I hear the whole worry thing doesn't end at birth, either!
I guess mothers will always "worry" about their children until the day they die, right?