Suddenly feel unprepared..

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by JessiHD, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. JessiHD

    JessiHD Mummy to Joshua :)

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    I've got to 25 weeks now and I suddenly feel really unprepared for motherhood! I don't know why. Does anyone else feel like this?
     
  2. Sam9kids

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    Awwww i can relate.

    When i had my first, i honestly thought i was ready. That was until my waters broke and i was sat on the toilet looking at the water everywhere thinking "oh my god, this is it! Im going to be a mummy and have to be responsible for someone else!"

    5 hours later i was and i love it.

    (((hugs)))
     
  3. alibaba24

    alibaba24 Well-Known Member

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    oh god yes!!! I think all the time how am i going to cope how am i going to take care of a baby what if im not good enough as a mother, what if i have no life whatsoever after shes here and lose contact with my friends what i still need to buy. Then i look at her little pile of clothes and get so excited and cannot wait to meet her :) its a rollercoaster of emotions i think is completly normal and will all fall into place when LO is here

    xxx
     
  4. Seity

    Seity Mom to Gabriel and Samuel

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    I haven't felt prepared yet. I doubt I ever will, but I'm ok with that. I'll make sure to ask for the manual when they deliver the baby. ;)
     
  5. RainbowDrop_x

    RainbowDrop_x Well-Known Member

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    I feel like that and I'm not even half way there yet :rofl:
     
  6. sweetniss113

    sweetniss113 Well-Known Member

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    GOOD LUCK with getting that manual :rofl:
     
  7. lanaross

    lanaross Mom to Bella and Greyson

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    I am in denial and I like it here :) I do get on emotional roller coaster, but most of the time I feel like I am only *hypothetically* having a child, not for real :) I don't even think I am not prepared, I know I am not !! :)
     
  8. Minstermind

    Minstermind Well-Known Member

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    ''Hypothetically having a child''...hahaha...I like that phrase. :)

    I did NOT feel prepared when I had my son at all, and I'm truly not sure there's a fool-proof way to feel prepared. Sure you can take classes, read books, have all the information on hand you could possibly imagine, but it really doesn't help the overall sensation of treading unknown waters.

    I think for me, the anticipation of not being prepared was worse than the reality (like a lot of situations seem to be for me). Once I actually had my son in my arms, I just took it on a minute to minute, day to day basis, and just cycled forward from one feeding to the next, and found that things seem to fall in place naturally for the most part. I did ask some questions and check a few bits and pieces out, but I found that the reality of having the baby wasn't quite as nerve-wracking as I thought it might be.

    Having said all that, I am now having my second child, 7 years later, and I find myself revisiting many of the same thoughts, wondering if I'll manage and ''have it all together''. So I'm not sure the feeling ever goes, lol..I think it's intricately tied up with excitement and anticipation in many ways.
     

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