When Christina Applegate found out she was pregnant, she "went numb," she told Entertainment Weekly.
“I was like, ‘Huh? How did that happen?’ I knew how it happened, of course, but I went into a state of shock for a couple of days. When I came out of it, I was really, really excited," she went on to say.
And here I thought I was the only one who was not screaming for joy and running around the room the day I found out I was pregnant.
Instead, I was sitting in the bathroom, pee stick still wet, having a virtual panic attack. It isn't that I wasn't happy. I was. Very. But the enormity of it was sitting on my shoulders that afternoon and I could not believe how permanent it all was.
For about two days after I found out, I felt terrified. I was afraid to open my emails and talk about it and afraid to start to browse baby items, partly because I was afraid I might not keep the pregnancy but also because it's scary to find out you're bringing a new life into the world.
I was always like that with transitions in my life -- buying a house, getting engaged, the wedding. So I was prepared to feel that numbness for a while, but I think some of my friends may have been surprised.
It seems everyone expects only excitement and joy. I have never had any transition that was not a mixed bag of emotion.
How about the rest of you? How did you take the news?
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