Happy April everyone!
Usually I would be wishing you a happy "month"... but this month is particularly special. This is the month that I become a MOTHER!
Oh crap! lol
Sometime within the next three weeks (hopefully! I'm giving the little one a few days of tardiness with this estimate), I'm going to suddenly go into labor and (not so suddenly, lol) birth a child! It just seems so weird and unreal.
I feel ready in the regard that we have the "stuff" that we need (we think!) but I feel so very unready in the sense of having NO IDEA WHAT I'M DOING! Several times during the course of this pregnancy I've had the "what the hell have I gotten myself into?" thought. (Tell me that I'm not alone here?). As excited as I am to finally meet my daughter (so, so weird!) I'm really scared about being a parent.
Last night I gave myself a bit of a panic attack. I Googled "what do contractions feel like?" There were a lot of answers stating that it was going to feel like menstrual cramps (that continue to get worse), but one woman said that it felt like she need to have a bowel movement but nothing would come out. Well, last night my stomach didn't agree with something that I ate. I had a hard time sleeping as I was so "concerned" (as concerned as one can be while half asleep at 2 am) that I was going into labor. lol In the back of my mind I knew that I wasn't (as I knew, pretty much, what the food product culprit was that I'd consumed) but I still had a bit of a panic attack.
Did my other mother friends feel anything like this in the final weeks? What did you do to calm yourself down and/or get yourself "pumped" for the impending pain that would be child birth/parenting? lol