Hi All! I'm new to this community. I found out this week my husband and I are pregnant with our first. I go Tuesday to see how far along I am.
We were really planning on waiting a few more years (I'm 21 and he's 22) before taking this step but when we found out, I just couldn't say no to the ecstatic look on his face.
Honestly the day I found out, I had an appointment to get Paragard and was filling out the paperwork, stop and thought "Oh No" when I was prompted date of last cycle...
Anyways, I go in and out of "Couldn't be Happier!" and scared thinking it's too early for us. I know there's never a "perfect" time to have a child (what with finances, etc) but I'm still wondering if I'll ever regret having a kid so young. I don't want to feel like my young and free lifestyle is over, but it is! Were you in mourning? Will I get over this? It's selfish I know but I'm not exactly looking forward to the coming months especially since I've already had crazy symptoms.
AND... Okay... Confession... I don't think babies are cute. I don't usually hold them, I think they always smell like Cheerio's, and they kind of brainwash you what with the hormones, live off you parasitically for (almost) the rest of your life.
Will I get away from this mindset? Raising a child that is a little version of my husband makes me very happy to think about and giving him the best gift I could ever give is everything I want to do, I just want to make sure I can get over my instictive anti-babiness in time for it to come.