Being the First in Your Social Circle to Get Pregnant: The Ups and Downs

Becoming pregnant for the first time is an experience that has been both exhilarating and overwhelming for me. When I found out that I was pregnant, I was filled with a range of emotions - from joy and excitement to anxiety and fear. I felt like I was charting new territory, especially since I am, at 23 years old, the first person in my social circle to become pregnant.

As much as I was thrilled about this new journey I was about to embark on, I also felt a lot of doubt and uncertainty. Am I ready for the responsibility of raising a child? Will I be a good parent? How will my life change after this? Will my friends still want to spend time with me, now that I’m somewhat restricted with pregnancy and later on with a baby? These were all questions that weighed heavily on my mind.

Even though everyone around me was incredibly happy for me, and celebrated the news with excitement and enthusiasm, it was hard for me not to feel alone on this journey. I found it difficult to talk to friends and family about the physical changes that were happening to my body, or the emotional rollercoaster that pregnancy can bring. 

However, as the weeks went by, I started to realize that I was not alone. I started focusing on the positive things about being the first one to become pregnant. I receive so much extra loving attention and care from my friends. Since they don't have children of their own yet, they are able to focus all their attention on me and my baby, and I feel truly supported and loved. While they may not fully understand what I am going through, they are eager to learn and be a part of the journey with me.

Of course, there are still moments when I feel alone. It's a strange feeling, knowing that you're the only one going through something in your social circle. But I've come to realize that being the first one to start a family is, at times, a blessing in disguise. 

In conclusion, being the first person in my social circle to become pregnant has been a rollercoaster of emotions. While it has been challenging at times, it has also been an incredible journey filled with love, wonder, and excitement. It has allowed me to strengthen my friendships in new ways and to receive an outpouring of love and attention from my friends. I know that I am fortunate to have such an amazing support system.

x SoKind, Alberte, first-time mom