Wednesday, 24 October 2007

I'm pregnant.

Wait, let me say it again. I'm pregnant.

Mind-blowing, right? Terrifying? Exciting? Thing is, I feel like I'm going to get my period tomorrow, so I'm scared to get too attached to this pregnancy. I guess it's disbelief, or denial, or whatever. But I'm taking a prenatal vitamin, and eating right, and what not . . now that I know.

I'm pregnant. Crazy.

Thing is, Mr. Wonderful and I just decided, just this month, to relax our birth control standards, and let nature take her course. If it's meant to be, it'll be, we said. Apparently it's very much meant to be.

How do you get over the fear of miscarriage? And why am I so afraid that I'm going to miscarry?

Rhinebeck post to follow . . . once I work out how to blog photos from Flickr. Any input??


Stacey said...

Congratulations! And Good Luck! :)

As for the photos from flikr - just copy the image location from flikr & paste it when you click on the photo thing on the toolbar when you're composing the message. That's what I used to do on blogger!

Lisa said...

Congratulations!! I see adorable knitted baby things in your future! You're going to be a great mom. I'll be sending good "healthy pregnancy" vibes your way.

Now keep in mind that what follows is from the perspective of someone with exactly zero experience of pregnancy or motherhood. From what I understand, though: the body isn't usually supposed to miscarry viable, healthy babies, you know? Of course the loss of a pregnancy, of all that hope, has got to be incredibly, devastatingly painful, and I don't want to minimize that. But I would hope in the long run that it's less painful than raising a child with huge medical problems might be? Does that help at all?

Don't forget either, that pregnancy hormones will make you very emotional, and the prospect of motherhood must bring out every last worry as well as every last urge you could possibly feel to care for and protect that baby. So maybe that fear is actually kind of normal? KWIM? I don't know.

Anyway: another way to post from Flickr is to select an image and click on "Blog this" right from Flickr & follow the instructions. It's pretty straightforward.

Stickyfingers said...

Thanks guys!
I can't wait to be a mom -- I'm really looking forward to it!

Thanks for your comments Lisa, you're absolutely right. Thankyou.

Amanda said...

Well, HEY! Congrats!!! I know I just met ya and all, but that is such wonderful news. I'm so happy for you! Maybe time to make a third lacy T in a bigger size to carry you through?

It sounds like you've had a tough time getting here...{hugs} Sending healthy baby vibes your way!

Jesh said...

I'm late to the party but WOO! That is so fantastic. :) All of my best happy and healthy baby thoughts are winging their way to you. (and let me know if you need some cookies to get you through! they survive shipping surprisingly well)