first off, the conception can be very exciting indeed.
then, once you go public with the news, everyone is incredibly supportive. the warmth of friends and strangers alike is almost overwhelming.
but then, after a couple of weeks, everyone kind of gets on with their own lives & forgets about the extra weight you are carrying around. some may even get bored of your constant yammering about your upcoming arrival.
however, that stage eventually passes and people interest themselves in you once again, in the knowledge that a great effort will soon need to be expended to bring something new into the world.
that’s the stage we’re in now – there are 10 days to go.