Re: weird not to worry?
I feel the same way, and I'm glad you posted this.
We didn't plan this pregnancy, so when I found out I was pregnant, I was shocked. I'm 36 yrs old with a career, hobbies, and the ability to do whatever I want...whenever I want...never had kids before.
I started reading "What to Expect..." and listening to everyone's horror stories about all the things I had to stop doing, eating. etc. I was mad because m/s and all those terrible hormonal things were happenning to my body. I was becoming very depressed and I did NOT want to go through with this.
There came a point (maybe at about 10 or 11 weeks) where I stopped reading pregnancy books, and started ignoring everybody's warnings about how I'm killing the baby because I eat deli meat, I'm growing a fetus without a brain because I drink diet pop, and I shouldn't even let my cat sleep with my anymore or I'll get some bacteria. Oh, and I love the advice from my mom about how I need to be drinking milk for the baby now or the baby won't turn out right...i'm allergic to milk...she knows it...why would I all of a sudden start consuming food products that I'm allergic to???
After I stopped reading, and listening to people, my life because so much easier. I quit worrying about the little things...and now I hardly worry at all. I had the amnio and wasn't even worried about the procedure or what the results would be. My husband and I talked about all the what-if scenarios if we got bad results from the amnio...and we knew exactly what we were going to do with the information before I even had the amnio done. I didn't have to worry...we already made our decisions.
Once I was able to quit worrying, ignore the outside influences, and become a voice of reason to filter out people's garbage...I became more excited about the baby coming. I'm now 22 weeks, and looking forward to what's going to happen to me.
If I have questions, I ask my doctor. I don't sit around worrying over a symptom until I've made myself a mental baskecase.
Boy, it felt good to get all that off my chest!