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Re: Topic Tuesday // Lets get real! Transitions into parenthood // Tues 12 Nov 7pm AEDT

For out first discussion point -

Most parents-to-be imagine what their new family will look like once baby arrives. If the expectation doesn’t match the reality this can be quite distressing.

Does this resonate with anyone? Was there a moment when you thought “this isn’t how it’s supposed to be”?

Re: Topic Tuesday // Lets get real! Transitions into parenthood // Tues 12 Nov 7pm AEDT

Thanks for the tag @Shaz51 

 

Hello @Lauz @Sarzie @Julia2019 @PANDA 

 

I am reading through the posts, kinda floating in ptsd land at the moment but will look in again later.

 

7 children

Re: Topic Tuesday // Lets get real! Transitions into parenthood // Tues 12 Nov 7pm AEDT

Was there a moment when you thought “this isn’t how it’s supposed to be”?-- @Sarzie 

I could not have a child of my own which was hard to take and understand @Lauz , @Julia2019 , @PANDA 

 

@CheerBear, @eth , @frog , @greenpea 

Re: Topic Tuesday // Lets get real! Transitions into parenthood // Tues 12 Nov 7pm AEDT

Welcome @Wanderer, great to have you here tonight. Thanks for reading along as well. No pressure, but really appreciate you sharing with us tonight.

Re: Topic Tuesday // Lets get real! Transitions into parenthood // Tues 12 Nov 7pm AEDT

Re: Topic Tuesday // Lets get real! Transitions into parenthood // Tues 12 Nov 7pm AEDT

Hi @Shaz51 

Thanks for sharing, that sounds like that would be really hard.

I am wondering what that was like to suddenly find yourself in a parenting role?

Re: Topic Tuesday // Lets get real! Transitions into parenthood // Tues 12 Nov 7pm AEDT

‘This isn’t how it’s suppose to be’ moment when my Son said Mum for the first time and I felt nothing/numb. No excitement, pride or joy. 

Re: Topic Tuesday // Lets get real! Transitions into parenthood // Tues 12 Nov 7pm AEDT

Oh boy - what a subject @Shaz51 

 

Like yours my transition into parenthood was a bit different - you suddenly had four step-children - shocker - and mine - and adoption - the day before I was at work and the next I was someone's mother - and not an easy baby either - 

 

That was culture shock - like yours "yeh - different" 

 

At least when I had my second child she came the regular was and I was prepared being an experienced mother already and having a pregnancy to get myself ready

 

I don't know if I have anyhthing to offer here but I just might - not everyone is the same and the differences add to life experience 

 

Thanks for tagging me

 

Dec

Re: Topic Tuesday // Lets get real! Transitions into parenthood // Tues 12 Nov 7pm AEDT

what that was like to suddenly find yourself in a parenting role?

interesting @Julia2019 

I remember thinking to myself I will not put any pressure on my step children -- I thought I would just be their friend and let their dad do the upbringing

my husband has inherited depression , bipolar 11 and other diagnosis

 

It did not take me long to relize that these children who all have their own degree of depression and 2 of them having ADhd needed more

and with a few comments from the children I had to change my thinking

and esp when the youngest started calling me mum and then the oldest boy called me mum

Re: Topic Tuesday // Lets get real! Transitions into parenthood // Tues 12 Nov 7pm AEDT

@Jane06 @Dec welcome! Its wonderful to have you join us tonight, thanks for coming along 😊

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