So I’m 29 years old, in a committed relationship with my fiancé and we’re expecting our first child (due end of feb 2021). We both work full time and have a mortgage. We’re both sensible financially and are in a good place in that sense to have a baby.
We’d always planned for 2020 (prior to COVID-19) to be our year to try and we luckily fell pregnant very quickly after deciding to try once we felt the outlook of the pandemic had improved.
I’m currently ten weeks pregnant and am getting closer to the date of my NHS 12-week scan. The closer I’m getting to the date the more anxious I’m becoming about it though as it’ll be at this point (assuming all goes well at the scan) that we will be sharing our news with our loved ones.
The people I’m most nervous about telling our news to is my parents - they’re both incredibly supportive and loving but they’ve been really negative and paranoid throughout this year about the outlook of COVID-19. I can’t help but feel that when I tell them our news that they’ll be somewhat disappointed in me for getting pregnant during such an uncertain and crazy time - they’re so worried about a second spike and I feel like I’m probably going to be adding to their woes
Has anyone else ever felt similarly nervous about telling people about their pregnancy? And has anyone got any words of advice or reassurance? I might be worrying unnecessarily but I just have a feeling that this news is going to absolutely shock and worry my parents to bits!
Thanks so much in advance for your replies!