Hi Jamie welcome, I hope your family are there to support you through the next 8 months. Have you seen your Doctor? Depending if you are in Aus or NZ they do things differently, but in NZ your doctor can supply a list of midwives in your region for you to contact and book in with. The doctor will also need to do some routine antenatal group blood tests and can get you booked for a scan. pains and niggles are normal at the beginning, but if they start hurting really bad or you are worried call your doctor or nurse and get in to see them straight away. Even if it ends up being nothing it's better to feel calm and reassured. I was 20 when I fell pregnant with my ds, he was planned but I was still scared. I'm now 22 and this is our second planned pregnancy, not so scared about the pregnancy and labour but scared more about afterwards. You'll be ok hun, and I agree with babyafterdepo, being younger you do bounce back to yourself a bit quicker afterwards. Though it's still just as tiring. xxx
Hope everyones morning sickness buggers off soon. I felt like I was on a boat all morning all wobbly and sea sick. And I'm already starting to have ridiculous dreams in between waking up about 5 times at night peeing even though I stop drinking about an hour before bed and nothing through the night if I can help it. The dreams get to me though, I had really weird dreams with ds and when he was born I kept having nightmares and freaking out all the time. I'm quite happy to say that the next 8 months for me can cruise by slowly LOL! I know the first time mummy-to-bes in here will not be thinking that at all!
I have an inkling, and I'm probably so very wrong, but I think I'll be having a girl. I just feel so very different in my mind and body about this pregnancy.
Well hope everyone had a great weekend. I'm knackered and there are muffins to be baked for dh's lunches this week.