Today I found out I am pregnant (3 weeks, 2 days to be exact) for the first time. Wow! I am 31, and have been married for about 6 months. I quit my job last month to start my own business. I've always been pretty motivated when it comes to my career and never once gave thought to having children, not even in my first marriage. I've never been around kids/babies and the thought of having one scares me to death. Yet, my husband & I have discussed having children many times, and decided to start trying immediately, since we weren't getting any younger. We joked about having a "tadpole," and the poor kid will probably have that as a nickname for most of his/her life.
I wonder what it is like to be pregnant. Once I start to show, will strangers come up to me and ask me when I'm due? Will they rub my belly? Will I now be part of some "secret mommie's club?" I feel at a loss as to what to expect. The information out there is overwhelming to me. So many websites, books, articles, magazines, etc etc. I've got a lot to learn!