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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