Hi, I'm really new here, haven't even been lurking long! Me and hubby are WTT, as we're saving up for our first house, and I have some work stuff I want to get done before going on maternity leave. We both want children, and we've talked about it a lot since we got together 7 years ago. I am thinking a lot about being pregnant and raising a child, and I love the idea, even the gory bits in One Born Every Minute don't put me off. I have a little bit of excess podge at the moment (married-contentment-chub!) which I'm trying to lose, but I sometimes look at myself in the mirror and imagine it's a baby bump, as it does look a bit like one, and it makes me so broody. We are planning for hubby to be the one who goes part-time after my maternity leave ends, as I earn a lot more, and I love my job, whereas hubby really doesn't! So I know that I don't have to give up my career, which is good, as I worked my bum off to get to where I am, and hubby would be delighted to only have to work a few days a week, lol! I'm worried, though! I know it'll be a huuuuuge shock to the system to have a baby, and partly because of that and because of some difficulties in my relationship with my own Mum (now becoming resolved due to a huge blow-up last year that brought it all out in the open), I am worried I won't be a good Mum and that I won't be able to cope with the changes. Is it normal to be stressing about it all this long before we even start trying?!