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Old 10-09-2012, 09:47 PM   #1
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Selfish with your baby

My first baby is 7 weeks old and I just absolutely hate when other people hold her. It makes me panic and cringe. I hate it. I want her with me all of the time and I guess just don't feel comfortable with other people taking care of her. Anyone else like this?
Our niece is holding her currently and I am just counting down the moments until she is back to me. Unfortunately she doesn't like to give her back

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Old 10-09-2012, 10:17 PM   #2
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Sounds normal to me. She's still so new and little, i remember that feeling. Especially when they cry and someone tries to soothe them, you just want to grab your baby right back lol! I think i did too haha
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:18 PM   #3
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Totally normal, especially with the first one. I'm very protective of my little ones the first couple months
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:21 PM   #4
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Uh yeah... I didn't want visitors - I wanted people to go away and stop trying to hog my baby
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:24 PM   #5
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Haha exactly! Thank you now I don't feel so crazy!! Everyone is always so quick to shove a paci in her mouth but I'm pretty sure she's not crying because she wants her pacifier... Today I put our two pacifiers away so people can't just grab them up and automatically give them to her. I really bought them for car use only when I can't tend to her.
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Super normal. I had barely any visitors for the firs like 3 months and I liked it that way. Ds is 8 months now and 20 lbs...I hand him off to anyone who will take him Hold him ALL THE TIME while he's still so tiny and light and not squirmy.
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I wasn't like that with DS, but if we ever have another baby I definitely would be. We've had to wait 12 years so far, so I'm going to be a total hog with my baby and I don't care what anyone else thinks.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:34 AM   #8
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Re: Selfish with your baby

If you wear her, people cant hold her That was my trick so I didnt come off as rude. And I definitely dont think its rude to not let others soothe her....just say "sounds like shes hungry" and take her
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Lock all those people out of your house and snuggle that baby! And I second wearing her!
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:45 AM   #10
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I'm sure it's really common but tbh I wasn't that way at all. dd1 wanted to be held all the time and I was relieved if someone else would take her so I could eat or pee without a baby attached to me.
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