I get this question almost daily? And it is always from a single guy.
It is usually accompanied with some hand gesture of where/how the baby will be coming out.
My answer, so far, has been
” I’m not scared about the delivery. I am scared about AFTER the delivery- they are just going to give me a kid to take home”
I am a major preparation person. I want to know what we are doing, when it is happening, who will be there, what to wear, possible unexpected outcomes, and a way to get out…no sooner than 5 days before the said event.
Controlling much? Yes, I know this is a problem.
Because the Hubs loves me he went to a Newborn Care class with me…And yes it was taught by this lady-
FOR THREE HOURS….the Hubs had to go to work 2 hours in…lucky.
I am slightly terrified that we wont have any idea what we are doing once everyone leaves. I think our family thinks this is true too because we have family scheduled the entire month of July…
i kid- i kid…sorta.
I realize we will come across the ignorance and conquer it as all first time parents have, but my real fear is that I will totally flip at my lack of knowledge in caring for an infant. I mean- a complete meltdown.
So yeah, I’m scared. Not of the delivery, but the 18 years that follow.
That’s normal, right?
Belly Question: What was your fear about bring home a new baby?