This weekend and today I have been so very emotional. Little things set me to crying, like thinking about the dogs adjustment to the baby and how he will feel etc.
I am also feeling very fearful. DH and I have a wonderful marriage, supportive and loving etc. I could not ask for more. However, I have heard more and more folks say "a baby changes everything" and "the first year is so so so hard"
It scares the crap out of me. I know a baby will change things but I love my life now with my little family (me, DH + dog) and I desperately don't want things to change for the worse!
I'm scared I won't be able to work FT and be a good mom (not working is not an option financially) scared the baby will "wreck" our good marriage and we'll be one of those couples who fights all the time and has sex 2 times a year.
Scared we will be over-protective helicopter parents and be those people who seem to forget they have a dog in the midst of the baby arriving. It hurts my heart to think that. I dont think we would, but I am still afraid.
I have tried to talk to dear DH about this and he tells me it will be fine, that we can do it. But I am still very afraid.
I am excited about her arrival, I am, please dont misunderstand. But the excitement is tempered with fearfulness....that I won't measure up and everything I have now will change, for the worse....
Not sure if anyone will be able to respond to this but I just needed to get this out there.
Aww don't worry we all have fears. I'm scared too! I will have to go back to school full time after a few months and I hope to be in a nursing program and it's going to be all day I really hope I won't miss out on my baby, I want to give her the best life I can.
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