FTM with the jitters here....It took almost 9.5 months but the nerves have finally hit me. I have 7 neices that I have had the pleasure of seeing grow up from newborns to teens and been involved with all of it through the years. This entire pregnancy the basics of caring for a child hasn't worried me in the least, until now. It hit me as I was laying on the couch the other night: this is our child, not someone else's who will leave with their parents at the end of the day. All the experience in the world can still never prepare a person for their 1st child, it's an entirely new ballgame.
All of a sudden I have all these small questions that I know will answer themselves over time, questions that before didn't bother me. Now it's things like "if she's sleeping, do I wake her for a feeding," the idea of breast feeding is starting to feel overwhelming even though I have wanted to all along. It just amazes me that all along I fealt confident and now the jitters have hit, finally! This little life will be depending on me, and all of a sudden it makes my eyes want to bug out with nerves. Anyone else finally feeling the anxiety?