I really like this idea. Thought things would be so much different that they are.
Expectation: I will tell everyone the moment I get two pink lines.Everything will be perfect.
Reality: I lost the baby within a month. It took a few months for another try. This time, I will tell at Christmas, when I'm 14 wks.
Expectation: I will feel pregnant.
Reality: Bump, morning sickness and all, I don't feel different.
Expectation: I will bond with my OB.
Reality: #1 insulted me, #2 is older than my grandma and rarely talks to me. I've chosen a midwife now.
Expectation: I won't get a bump until 20 wks.
Reality: I had one at 11wks.
Expectation: Everything will be the same. Early morning jogs, social life.
Reality: I had severe morning sickness that left me in bed all day. The jogging resulted in spotting. I became a hermit.
Expectation: Everyone will be happy for me.
Reality: My SIL informed me that since my child is the 4th child born(my generation's kids) in my family, it will not be special to anyone but DH and me.Hate her but with a child born in 2010, two in 2012, it is hard to get excited. For everyone else.
Expectation:The 9months will fly by so quick, you'll be unprepared.
Reality: I've finished my registry on 3 places, planned the nursery and bought paint. Now, I'm waiting ....so slowly. 195 days to go.
Expectation:DH will really be in this with me.
Reality: He is excited but unlike me, he knows, it's a long wait. He is patient, I am not.
Expectation: I will know gender at 12-18 weeks.
Reality: Baby moves too much, baby is shy, unclear picture, didn't drink enough water.Just because everyone else found out early, doesn't mean you will.
Expectation I will gain 5 lbs first tri.
Reality: I gained 2.
Expectation: I will glow with joy
Reality: hormone surges worse than PMS= me knocking down a tree out of anger, breaking a plate when DH left the toilet seat up, ect.