on May 16, 2015 @ 08:30 am|
So tomorrow ill be on my 36 week of pregnancy and im just dieing of excitement! But im also nervous as hell ! I never done this before and I am young so I dont have manh friends who bin through this to help me and I live so far from family and they are not very supportive. I have about a month left and I just cant wait especially since I decided to keep the gender a surprise so that im excited to find out. At the same time though Im scared im not ready to be a good mom. :|
|36 weeks on May 16, 2015 @ 01:34 pm|
Hi there. I know you are nervous and it's so normal. You will do fine. All of us on these boards are here for you! Every one has thoughts about what kind of Mom she will be. You just take it 1 day at a time and focus on your baby. Being a good Mom isn't about giving them every thing they want, it's about loving them and spending Mommy time with them. In the 1st few months, don't sit and constantly hold the baby-it will get spoiled and want that all the time. I'm not saying never hold it-just don't constantly do it. You have to make time for yourself too after you give birth. Whether, it's a nice bubble bath or a hot cup of tea with a chocolate bar. Let your boyfriend watch the baby while you take a moment for yourself. If you are so stressed and exhausted, that will affect the time with baby. While feeding him/her put them close to your heart and that way they can get use to your smell and it's called bonding time. You will know if you are a good Mom-just love your baby. That's the most important thing. An old wives tale in the South here is: If you carry your baby high towards your heart, it's a girl and if you carry the baby low, towards your hips, then it's a boy. Our daughter carried both of hers low and both are boys. I don't know how true that may be, but I've always heard that. I can't wait to find out what you're having. I feel like a substitute Mom for you. This is such an exciting time that can also be trying too. Keep calm and relax. Start pampering yourself now, so you will be ready for the big bundle of joy that will be here soon!! Best wishes to you, Ginger.
|Congrats! on May 16, 2015 @ 02:58 pm|
Whether it's your first, second or fifth child it's completely normal to be nervous or even scared. My first was born early, right around where you are now in your pregnancy. My second was right on time. I was excited and nervous both times, though significantly less the second time around. Every birth is different and so is every child. There is no gold standard when it comes to delivering a child or raising them. Follow your heart and never be afraid to ask for help. The first few days will be hard, you will need all the help you can get.
The best piece of advice I can give you is to breastfeed. It is the best gift you can give your child. The bonding and nutrition are truly priceless. Not to mention all the money you will save. I'm not going to lie to you. Its hard at first. It will hurt and it takes a lot of practice to get it right. Give it time and patience, both you and baby will get the hang of it. Many hospitals have breastfeeding support and classes. While you're recovering in hospital take the course and ask the nurses for help, it's their job and they'll gladly help you.
Best of luck!
|Baby on the way on May 16, 2015 @ 10:42 pm|
First of all congrats on your bundle of joy growing inside of you! And don't worry it's normal to be nervous and scared of being a good mom. It's actually better that you are a bit scared because that means you care and you want to be a good mother if that makes any sense? I think every woman has that natural motherly instinct that right when they hold their baby they know they will raise them with love and care.
I wish you the best of luck with your pregnancy and hope that everything goes smoothly and falls into place.
|Normal to be scared on May 16, 2015 @ 10:49 pm|
Congratulations!!! Its very normal to be nervous.. its because your excited!! The best part of it all is meeting your little one for the first time.. when you hold he or she in your arms. Regardless of the gender, what matters is that the baby is healthy. It is hard in the beginning,Take it day by day & you will get the hang of it. All the best of luck!!!
|Congrats on May 22, 2015 @ 04:59 pm|
You will do awesome! It is exciting and scary! I just had my first in Jan.....it's not a bad thing you don't know many ppl who have been through this, at least you won't hear crazy labor stories. Every labor is different and I'll keep my fingers crossed that yours is fast and smooth! It won't be easy but at the end there will be a beautiful baby in your arms :)
|danayyc on May 22, 2015 @ 06:43 pm|
Well Congratulations on your new baby!! That is such a special time for you and your baby. Do you have a girl or boy? Welcome to ChickAdvisor and if you have any questions or problems, feel free to ask. Every one on these boards are so awesome and helpful. Please call me Ginger and again congratulations. Have a great day, Ginger.