So my sisters did "warn" me that as soon as you announce you're pregnant, every body will want to give you advice and tips and tell you what you should and shouldn't do. So we've only told close family and a few close friends (plus a few work colleagues) and already I'm getting people telling me what I shouldn't eat, what I shouldn't wear, what things to avoid and yesterday one woman even told me I can't sit with my leg crossed over my other leg!!! Where does it stop? This is my first and I'm already a bit nervous that I have no idea what I'm doing, but hearing so many things from people is stressing me out a little bit. Don't get me wrong, I am not living in some fairy land where I think it's all going to be a joy ride, I know it's going to be really tough when the baby comes and even during pregnancy some times, but when people are saying "no, it's going to be hell." I wanna smack them in the mouth. I know it's not going to be easy, but hubby and I have made this decision and we are so excited to have children. I've got a midwife friend who is very helpful and she's given me a few books to read etc, but I'm starting to lose my patience with people (and I'll probably end up snapping at someone who really is only trying to help). Any suggestions ladies? Especially those who already have children... how did you manage with your first? Grrr. I wish sometimes people would just keep their comments to themselves. End of rant. Apologies. Thank the Lord it's Friday!!!