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Dylan Dreyer tearfully talks about her fears and hopes as a first-time mom

If you've ever been pregnant (or have adopted a child, or have become a parent through any means), you probably know the feeling: Being really, really excited, while at the same time being totally terrified.

In her third trimester with her first baby, TODAY's Dylan Dreyer gets totally honest in her most recent pregnancy diary about the whirlwind of emotions.

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"I had this moment the other day," Dylan says. "This moment of — oh my gosh, in two months we're going to have a baby. And I'm kind of scared to death about how my life is going to change!"

"I'm 35, and I've always just lived my life," she continues. "And now I feel like there's going to be this moment where I live my life for someone else.... What if I don't like the way my life changes?"

Talking in her son's future nursery, decorated with a car theme, Dylan explains how her her husband (NBC Nightly News cameraman Brian Fichera) helps allay her fears by reminding her that their baby will be a piece of both of them, and all the love they have for each other.

"Then I just sit back and it's like, OK. And I get into that excited phase again where I just can't wait to meet this little guy," Dylan says.

It's totally normal to have moments of nervousness and panic during pregnancy — and guess what, those moments don't end after pregnancy! Parenthood is terrifying and wonderful all at the same time. We think baby Biscuit, as Dylan and Brian have nicknamed their little one in utero, will be in good hands.

See more of Dylan's pregnancy diaries:

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This article was originally published on Oct. 14, 2016 on TODAY.com.

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