[Solved] How did you feel when...
How did you feel when you were told by your partner that you were expecting a baby?....
Did this change as the pregnacy went on?
My ex told me we were expecting as we agreed he could read the test stick first.
We were both thrilled, petrified and most of all, shocked as we had been told I couldn't conceive naturally. I just got more scared as the pregnancy went on but when baby arrived it was amazing. That's my female pennys worth 🙂
We'd decided that we didn't want children so I'd had a vasectomy and had sperm frozen (in case we changed our minds), but we didn't know she was pregnant already. However, for some reason that I'll never be able to explain, by the time she had realised she was pregnant, I had actually suspected she might be so I was not really surprised, and we decided that fate was telling us that we should have this baby so we weren't going to stop it. When my ex decided she wanted a second, I had a reversal, so we were both definitely expecting the second pregnancy 😀
When my ex told me we were expecting, I was all over the place, we had been trying but it still hit me the reality of things, how things would change, the expence, emotions were all over the place, my ex wife didn't have a great pregancy and was moody and down a lot of the time which made things difficult, and as things got nearer I was more concerned about how things would turn out when my son was born.
When he arrived though it all changed, not between his mother and I as she stayed feeling low but I was so happy to have my son and as he grew up, he turned into little mini me following me around and wanting do do the things I did.
I was half excited and half petrified.
We started trying on our honeymoon so it wasn't a huge surprise, however I thought getting pregnant would take longer than a few weeks trying!
As the time wore on I became more and more excited, however my wife needed a c-section in the end which was scary. However, the c-section operation only took 15 minutes and she was out of hospital 2 days later.
We have a little girl called Rosie.
Once the baby was home, I felt tired non-stop :p
we're 47 days into our first pregnancy, so MEGA early days, but I was elated! I've felt like a new man since!
I kind of guessed my wife my be pregnant - small things like suddenly finding the smell of a candle revolting, sore boobs, and peeing more.
We'd been trying for about two weeks at that point. She took the test and confirmed - I was over the moon! Only 6/7 weeks at the moment so a long long way to go but touch wood, everything will be ok.
Now I'm constantly reading up on what she's going through so I can understand better. Can't be easy with all those hormones flying around, as well as everything else!
No morning sickness as yet though which is positive!
Congratulations! It's great that you are reading up and gathering as much as info as you can, preparing for the next few months is a really good idea.
Morning sickness can strike around 2/3 months and be really debilitating, but some women don't experience it at all! They do say that the more sick a woman feels, the more likely it is to be a girl!
Bananas and ginger are good for morning sickness....and be prepared for some weird and wonderful cravings.
All the best
Will bear those in mind should the sickness strike!
I will second ginger, I get motion sickness and Ginger helps to settle my tum, if you look around you can find that most super markets sell ginger cubes coated in sugar, if she sucks them it should help and the suger stops it being to strong a flavour.
Well done for reading up on everything, not all dads do that, you have an exciting time ahead, do you know if you want a boy or a girl?
Thanks for the advice - will make a note should it strike! So far so good on that front!
I know it's a cliche but I'm really not bothered either way! As long as there are 10 fingers, ten toes and all the other important bits and bobs!
We're 8 weeks today so progressing along. Will be telling family on Christmas Day - easier to do that than explain why she's not drinking!!!
Congratulations! That will be a nice Christmas present for your families!