Excitement OVER Fear..

So it dawned on me tonight how scared, anxious and worried I have been when I go into labor.. the unknown is always scary, right? Well finally, tonight, it hit me... maybe when it does all start to happen I will also finally let myself get EXCITED about our BABY we will be MEETING.. I know I will be scared still.. but perhaps equal excitement will finally take over and make it pretty amazing.. Am I coo coo to think this? I just feel like I haven't let myself exhale and be over the moon yet.. just for being so fearful about it all.. but hello, a baby is coming :)

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    I know when my water broke, I was so nerved! Hubby had JUST left for work (works on a scallop boat 2 hours away) and I wasn't due for another month! Once I calmed down a bit, though, I got so excited. I called him and drove to the ER where we met. My contractions and baby's heartbeat were healthy and regular, and I don't even regret a second of my natural birth, though I didn't have much choice... I was too far along to have meds. It was more exciting than scary when it came down to it. :)
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      01/22/14
      i just had this conversation with a friend tonight..I said Ive been so busy working two jobs preparing for a baby and worrying about all the scary things like lack of sleep and labor and being a parent in general that I realized I have not focused on ANY of the exciting parts! I feel so bad for stressing and not being excited...but as a FTM this is sooo scary to me!....I have no doubt that when I see her face all of that will go away!
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        I think what you are feeling is very natural. i wish I had an outlet like moms.com when I was pregnant. But overall I think you are probably feeling anxious and excited.
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          You have to remember whatever your feeling they are feeling!
          I was a new mommy and single at that...I had no experience...His father had decided we where to much responsibility and cost to much to keep up with...after we got engaged and planned for my little man he split...I learned that our mental, as women can over take us if we let it, control it...I learned to calm my self down no matter what because when I felt on edge so did my son. Just prepare! Mentally, Physically, and Emotionally because its a crazy experience but the most beautiful experience you will have ever known. Get your bag, plan, and provider together...Oh and a little snack bag or cleaning bag because hospitals suck and after I was starving but they will monitor you to make sure your ok after so don't eat to many snacks lol Make your stay comfortable for both of you...If your happy babies usually happy....Also train your partner they with no direction can make things hard...Delete as many irritating people as possible...Contractions are nothing to play with so I forewarned people lol...Don forget the car seat or camera...but honestly women been doing this back to back for years...Children are having babies...I'm sure you'll be fine! I wish you and your family the best and a smooth and easy labor...Just keeps towels around the house because when your water breaks its kind of gross...
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                01/29/14
                honestly when my water broke I was so nervous that I ran to the toilet lol I was sitting there at 5am and this was the first time in my life I couldn't physically stop my body from shaking...my leg was going crazy but I had to calm myself down...I did everything you are not supposed to because my Lamaze teacher said wait as long as possible. She said wait until you feel pressure but really when your water breaks you need to go in. The baby looses fluid and the umbilical cord becomes a serious hazard. I took a nice hot shower and calmed myself, put my make up on lol, grabbed my bag and then left. Whatever you do stay shower ready the hospital is simply not like home a quick one before is nice plus when your water breaks its pretty gross. No one wants to wear that all day...I'm excited for you and your family good luck you are in my prayers!
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                I am a new Mama.. married to my sweet Husband! I am a barre3 addict and a Team Leader here on Moms.com! I feel so blessed to do what I love and live life with the ones who make it magical.