I'm about 5 weeks, 3 days. The pregnancy was planned but happened much faster than anticipated (within a few weeks after stopping bc). I know I should be excited and grateful but we just moved and my husband's job situation recently became less certain than we thought it was. In addition to life stuff, I find all of the pregnancy stuff on here and other apps/sites kind of overwhelming. Like I'm supposed to not only be completely adjusting my life for pregnancy but also planning everything for the birth and breastfeeding and starting a college fund and picking out daycare and reading parenting books and... Everything? It feels like I am supposed to make 5,000 decisions and plans at one time and I'm feeling super overwhelmed. Anyone else know what I mean? It makes me feel like I'll never be a good mom.
Re: Feeling overwhelmed
Focus on your well-being right now because that is what is important. Take your pre-natal and extra B6 because you are about to hit the MS stage of your pregnancy and as someone in that stage I am just focused on survival mode right now. Go to yoga class, go on a nice walk. It will all be ok.
Married Jan 2008
DD Baby Bells born Dec 2016 5 lbs, 12 oz, 18" so in love
Due with #2 Baby Arya EDD February 2020
I'm in my second pregnancy. Although it was not exactly planned- I very much wanted a second child. The second those two lines showed up, I had a feeling of *oh sh!t!* I still have no idea how I'm going to do this with 2 kids- it's all very real all of a sudden.
The fact that you have those feelings solidifies that you're going to be just fine and a great mom. All those things you're worried about are proof you just want the best for your child. Try to relax and don't overthink it. One thing at a time.
BFP #2 3/18/19 * EDD 11/25/19* DS born 11/30/19
I started an amazon registry as a list for myself and started watching for sales on big items like car seats and crib bedding (the discount they give you on the remaining registry items near your due date is nice too!). If you have any friends or family that recently had little ones, ask if they have anything they'd be willing to share. I got a crib and a ton of clothes that way.
After doing this 4 times, I also realized that babies don't need HGTV nurseries. Functionality is more important so don't think you need to design a fancy nursery. That can save you a ton of time and effort. Instead of a dresser for this one we went with a 6 cube organizer that we plan on turning into toy storage when she gets bigger. I love it.
Priority #1 for you right now is to take care of yourself. You'll get to everything else as your pregnancy progresses. Join your month board. It helps to have people to talk to and get ideas from. Keep a checklist as you think of things you need to do or questions you have, especially questions for your doctor. I would always be forgetting questions I wanted to ask until after my appointment because pregnancy brain is real!
Just take a deep breath and enjoy being pregnant. You'll be fine!