So here we go.... All the things freaking me out about pregnancy, giving birth, being a new parent. In no particular order:
Swelling to the size of a whale in the Dallas heat
Lack of sleep (I usually get between 8 and 9 hours a night - I have a feeling that's all gonna change)
The baby coming late and having to use my maternity leave during the first weeks of school
Being in labor for a really long time
Post partum depression
Breast feeding failures
Never having another day to myself again
Being so far away from family
Going back to work: being a tired mommy and a sucky teacher
Making the wrong decision (about anything related to baby)
Never being my skinny self again
Never reading a novel again
Other than seeing my baby and holding him/her for the first time, I'm not really sure what I should look forward to since this is my first time.
I realize that some things on this list are so shallow, and most of it I'll have no control over. I don't let myself dwell on any of my worries for too long - I realize there's no use! But if you want to reassure me that it's all going to be okay, feel free too, haha!