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Expecting Baby #3 My Emotions Are Everywhere.

This morning I awoke feeling under the weather. I discovered that my period was two days late. Out of curiosity, I went to the store to purchase an ept test, but ended up grabbing an Ovulation Test. I didn't realize the type of test that I had purchased until I reached home. It was a cheap test so I decided to take it anyway to see what it would read. I saw two lines in which indicated that I am ovulating. I read online  that some women who had taken the test and got those same results later found out that they were pregnant. I went to Wal-Mart and purchased an EPT. I tested positive for being pregnant. Now I'm a nervous wreck. My stomach has been in knots ever since. I have a 10yr old and an 16 month old already. I feel ashamed and I haven't told anyone. I really don't know what to do. I haven't even told the father of my unborn child. All I can do is cry. We didn't plan this pregnancy, but we both knew of the possibility that I could  conceive. He even joked a few times about it, but I brushed it off because I thought that I couldn't get pregnant easily. I had a hard time conceiving my second born. So I thought that I had a rare chance of getting pregnant again so fast. I'm now feeling like I'm walking in slow motion and I've become numb. I don't know why I'm not happy. I'm more afraid then I ever been. I don't know what to do. I'm overwhelmed with emotions. What's done can't be undone. I just have to find a way to cope. Im so lost...Do anyone have any tips on how to cope?
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Firstly congratulations :-) this app is great for support x I always look in on it so message me anytime and I.ll reply x what is your main worry? You have two children so you know you can do this x I.m approx 5 and a half weeks with baby number 5! Very daunting but I m so excited xxx
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Thank you so much! I really do need someone to talk to who isn't judgmental. I used this app during my second pregnancy and it helped a lot. My emotions are everywhere this time around. I'm concerned more about what my family would think about my pregnancy. I'm also unsure of how my unborn child's father will cope with it. He has one child from a previous relationship. I'm also trying to come up with a plan to save money so that I can stay at home for a few weeks with the baby when he or she arrives.
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Just breathe. You have another blessing. It may have not come at a point you thought was appropriate but it was meant to be. It is hard because now you have a little toddler. But eventually your heart will be full once you hear the heart beat.
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Thank you. I'm quite sure things will get better with time.
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Think of what it felt like when you had difficulty conceiving - this is the exact opposite of that so once the initial shock passes I hope you will feel really excited and happy! I'm from a big family with just over a year between each of us. We are so close now as adults and we are best friends. I think it is wonderful that my mom and dad decided to have lots of kids close together. Your two youngest kids will experience that closeness and they will thank you for it later. Go for some acupuncture or a massage and relax, this is great news!
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Thank you. You just gave me hope that things will turn out just fine. I need to stop worrying so much.
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I fell pregnant with my third when my second was 6 months old. I was in a state of shock and I cried because we didn't plan to have a baby so quickly. My eldest had just turned 6 as well. I was an emotional wreck as I felt that we couldn't give number 2 the attention we wanted with a new baby coming. I ended up losing the baby at 7 weeks perhaps because I wasn't ready. Best thing is to try and stay calm, find support, save money when you can. My second is now 14 months and I would be having that baby 2 months time. It would have been okay knowing what my little girl is like now and they would have been such good friends but everything happens for a reason. Good luck and I wish you all the best
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I struggled to get pregnant with my 8.5 year old daughter.  Finally worked when I used fertility meds. Didn't think I would ever get pregnant again but first time I had sex with my new bf I got pregnant. Now I am 36 weeks 2 days. I was like you at first.  I was in shock and didn't know how to feel. Give it time. Just breath.  It will all work out
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Thanks so much ladies. I really do hope that things go well. I'm taking each day a day at a time.
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