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Old 08-22-2008, 10:44 AM   #11
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It's normal.

I get sad about it, but at the same time, I'm eager to see how she grows/learns/develops, etc. I want to see how she'll be when she's 2, 3, 4, etc.

I think she's an amazing little person and I'm thankful that I'm her mom.


My DP is definitely the weepy-type when it comes to this (which is weird, because she's ordinarily not very emotional), but she also told me that it's because she spent a lot of my daughter's newborn stage/younger months being fearful that something bad would happen... or just not liking the no-sleep stage (she got sleep just fine, so not sure what that's all about anyway).

She's actually getting so bad that she keeps mentioning having another baby, like RIGHT NOW. And I keep telling her "NO!"

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Old 08-22-2008, 11:27 AM   #12
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Thanks mamas!
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:21 PM   #13
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Now I'm starting to worry if I'm abnormal because I'm not crying that miranda is getting older and she'll be 4 in 2 weeks. lol I don't remember ever freaking out that she was getting to big.

maybe I am Weird. lol I'd think if you were really that upset that PPD probably plays a role, to me it doesn't sound normal to be THAT upset. but take it for what it's worth. lol.. are you taking anything to help with the depression?
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I think that the hardest time I had with this was when my daughter turned a week old. I was so sad that I had to say she was weeks old instead of days. They grow so fast, oh my! My dd is already in 24 month clothes now and she is only six months old.
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Now I'm starting to worry if I'm abnormal because I'm not crying that miranda is getting older and she'll be 4 in 2 weeks. lol I don't remember ever freaking out that she was getting to big.

maybe I am Weird. lol I'd think if you were really that upset that PPD probably plays a role, to me it doesn't sound normal to be THAT upset. but take it for what it's worth. lol.. are you taking anything to help with the depression?
No, mama, I doubt you're abnormal, you're probably just very emotionally balanced.

There's a long discussion in the mental health forum about why I can't take medications. I was put on antidepressants at age 4, they messed up my biochemistry and caused me to have life-long problems that I probably wouldn't have otherwise... And now I can't take them without going completely bonkers. But I am taking sam-e, fish oil, and Saint John's Wort.
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:33 PM   #17
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Re: Is This Abnormal/Unhealthy on my Part? Sad about my Baby Getting Older...

I get weepy about this, too. I am dreading DD's 2nd birthday. I just want her to be my little baby forever, LOL!
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Old 08-22-2008, 06:51 PM   #18
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It occurred to me, shortly after Anna was born, that Marcus (DS #2) suddenly didn't look like "they baby" anymore! He was playing with his older brother, and he just looked SO much more like a little boy than a baby! It made me cry a little, too because I realized how quickly it had gone. And Aaron...well he'll be in the 4 year olds preschool class this month, and I am just amazed that he was once my little baby too.
But seeing them all together, at their various ages, interacting and bonding as a family warms my heart so much Both of the boys are SO proud to have a baby sister, and they just glow when I let them hold her, or when she smiles at them.
Good thing my hubby realized what he was getting into, because I've got several years until menopause, and I like always having a "baby" in the house!
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Old 08-24-2008, 08:58 AM   #19
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I picked up ds2's bday cake today and started crying.
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Totally normal.

I can't bring myself to mail out Olivia's first bday invitations. I think subconsciously that if I put it off, the birthday will be delayed as well.
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