We Are Pregnant

What to Expect When You Are Expecting, Pregnancy Workouts, Nesting, First-Time Parents

They Might Be Thinking:

  • I am excited about the future.
  • I am a little nervous about the future.
  • I want to make sure that I eat healthy for the baby.
  • I do not feel prepared for the responsibilities of taking care of another life.
  • I thought it would take longer to get pregnant.
  • It took SO long to get pregnant. I can't believe it's finally happened!
  • I have mixed emotions about the changes ahead in my life.
  • I am filled with joy and happiness.
  • I wonder if the baby is going to be a boy or a girl.
  • I am concerned about how my relationship might change with my in-laws.
  • Am I really ready to be a parent?
  • Is our current living situation adequate to raise a baby?
  • Will our friends and family be excited for us?
  • I have no idea what I'm doing. 
  • Where should I begin our baby registry?
  • What are the essential items necessary to raise a baby?
  • What if something happens to the baby?
  • I am very concerned about a miscarriage.
  • When should we tell everyone?
  • Should we have a gender reveal party?
  • I hope my boss and colleagues are supportive.

Words That Might Be Encouraging:

  • (When offering help, reference specific activities.) Can I help you set up the nursery?
  • Babies are such a blessing.
  • I'm so excited for you! Congratulations! That's wonderful!
  • I would be happy to host a baby shower for you.
  • Can I help you get a list together for your shower?
  • I think you will be a great mom or dad.
  • Being a mother or father is one of the biggest rewards in life.
  • Being pregnant suits you.
  • You are the most beautiful pregnant woman I have seen in a long while.
  • You look fantastic.
  • You are glowing.

Words That Might Be Discouraging:

  • When is your due date?
  • You don't even look pregnant.
  • Whoa! That was fast. You guys did not waste any time.
  • Were you guys even trying?
  • You might look a little fat at graduation, but at least you'll have the baby after you're out of school.
  • Is the father excited about the baby?
  • You may have trouble getting hired, though.
  • Are your parents thrilled about having a grandchild?
  • What did your boss say when he/she found out?
  • Are you planning to stay home with the baby or go back to work?
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