I’m sorry but does anyone else not feel ready for the baby growing in their belly. I mean, we have to look for another place to live ours is too small, most places won’t take a dog and I have an 8 year old boxer that I just cannot give up. Our jobs are a hike to get to and not in an area we want to live in. I fear that we won’t be able to afford the baby and be able to afford day care if needed. I’m like totally flipping out over here.
I'm sorry you're stressed out. We also need to find a bigger place to live in, and to sort out financial issues because I don't earn quite enough to make full-time day care worth it, nor is my income so insignificant that we won't feel the blow when I quit. Like Prim said, all babies need is love, diapers, warmth, and food.
I try to remember that a lot of mothers - my own mother even - have made do with a lot less than I have. I was an "oops" baby for my mother, who migrated here from the Philippines at age 40 and slept in her sister's living room for 2+ years when she had me. I slept with my aunt & uncle. They also had two teenage girls and later my older sister moved in. All of us (3 teen girls, 3 adults, and 1 baby) in a 2 bedroom townhouse, by the way! My dad wasn't in the picture and my mom made ends meet working odd jobs until finally finding something union and full-time. I was already three or four when that happened. By my measure I had a perfectly happy childhood :) So will your LO!