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Were you prepared (emotionally, financially, etc.) for your first baby when you got pregnant and when you had him/her?

 
Leigh519121

Asked by Leigh519121 at 2:23 AM on Oct. 1, 2010 in General Parenting

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Answers (14)
  • Fincacially, yes. Emotionally, no.
    mygirlpaige

    Answer by mygirlpaige at 9:34 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • No. You have no ides what you're getting yourself into until it actually happens.
    BeachMom81

    Answer by BeachMom81 at 2:34 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    truthteller0722

    Answer by truthteller0722 at 2:30 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • no where near!
    Monica84

    Answer by Monica84 at 2:32 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Not even close. Oh gosh, so far from it. Haha
    aliceryannesmom

    Answer by aliceryannesmom at 2:44 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Yes, but I was 32 when I had my first child =)
    sherribeare

    Answer by sherribeare at 2:55 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Not even close lol
    Apple_Pie2010

    Answer by Apple_Pie2010 at 3:41 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Not really no. I don't think there is any way to emotionally prepare for your first. There is no way to know what to expect.
    SweetLoveofMine

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 4:02 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • No - DH and I were still in graduate school and living in a 3 room apartment. Somehow I had gotten it into my mind that I would be able to continue with my research exactly the same after the baby came and when that didn't happen I went into really horrible and deep depression. We finally got a bigger place, DH finished his Master's and got an industry position and I became far more realistic about what I could and could not accomplish. When we had #2 four years later, it was MUCH easier.
    Dr.Donna

    Answer by Dr.Donna at 6:25 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

  • Yes, we saved so that we could pay off some loans and then plan for our family. Emotionally could not wait to conceive. Had done tons of babysitting, at least.
    elizabr

    Answer by elizabr at 7:30 AM on Oct. 1, 2010

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