I am a first time mom with a complicated situation. My own family is not exactly.... supportive. We have severed most ties. Including with my mom. And most of my friends do not have children or are still waiting. My best girlfriend has one child (whom my husband and I are the godparents of) and they live over 10 hours away. And my mother in law, while an extremely loving, caring, and compassionate woman is best described as "shy". All this put together, I feel like, outside of my husband, I have absolutely NO ONE to talk to about my pregnancy. And when others ask me questions, it just feels odd. I can't gush about my nipples or the weird gases my body is releasing or even ask if this is normal. It feels awkward. Being new at this whole experience, I feel lost. And reading books, you might as well watch jaws and go midnight skinny dipping in the pacific (they do nothing but terrify). And now, some folks accuse me of seeming "not excited" about the pregnancy. Which couldn't be more opposite, since every day my husband and I talk about our baby bean and our hopes and dreams. He completely understands me. I didn't like the wedding experience, I am not one to be center of attention. So needless to say those straying stranger hands constantly searching for my "growing bump" send me running. So I want to talk about our baby but not feel like a) that is the only conversation I am capable of having and b) not seeming weird or a guinea pig to our non-parent friends. Or are my hormones getting the best of me and not hold stock in how these folks view me? One consolation is the bump's community board. Many times my concerns have already been aired here and I don't feel as weird or isolated. So thank you all for that!