Baby blues? Sonya B+2 18 kids; Brazil 3512 posts
Mar 3rd '13

So I just had my little girl Thursday and we just got home yesterday, I remember being super weepy with my first when she was a newborn as well but I can't remember how long it lasted.

The second night in the hospital I decided I needed to sleep a little so I sent her to the nursery and told them I wanted her back for feelings since I'm breast feeding, as soon as they took her and shut the door I started crying and couldn't stop I finally decided I'd call to have them bring her back. After 9 months of having her with me all the time and her being gone made me super sad and I couldn't relax or even get myself to rest even though I was extremely tired. Once they brought her back I held her in my bed with my boppy pillow and I was able to finally rest knowing she was in my room. Even now that we're home I tried putting her in her bassinet next to my bed and every little noise she makes I am wide awake checking her, I feel so exhausted emotional and physically. My husband on the other hand can sleep like a rock. I just need to remind myself it'll get better and I won't be so paranoid as well.

Anyone else have similar feelings and about how long did you feel weepy for after birth?

Summer+[two] 2 kids; Louisiana 727 posts
Mar 3rd '13

I cant remember exactly how long I think it was a week or two. I coslept so I could sleep a little easier but I was definitely exhausted emotionally and physically for like two months :/

my_babies Due March 15; 317 posts
Mar 3rd '13

I know exact how you're feeling as I'm feeling the same way. I'm scare about every little thing. I'm I feeding him enough/ too little? I been running back and forth to the hospital with my 14 month old as she is really sick. To me even when is beautiful having a new born it is also the most extressful times. So I totally understand how you feel. I hope you get better soon.

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
Mar 3rd '13

Due to the hormones it is normal to have baby blues up to 3 weeks after pregnancy. Anything more than that can become cause for concern. What you are going through seems perfectly normal, hopefully your hormones will even out within a couple weeks.

Donna Jo Tanner 1 child; Beach Haven, New Jersey 6440 posts
Mar 3rd '13

I was the same way! That's actually why I went out and bought the arms reach co sleeper. I was exhausted but every noise DS made I would be up checking. The co sleeper allowed me to just open my eyes and he was right there. I'd see he was ok and be back to sleep. Also sometimes if hold his hand and it made me feel comfortable, plus he slept more soundly. After a few nights of a good rest I didn't cry at all lol.

~Cullen & Ridley's Mommy~ 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Missouri 18928 posts
Mar 3rd '13

With my first, I was "weepy" for quite a while (don't remember how long.) But I was the same way, anytime I put him somewhere other than right next to me to sleep, I would feel like I had to check on him constantly. We finally went to co-sleeping, which helped A LOT! Even now that DS is 3, I still have some anxiety about him being away from me at night. Most nights he either still sleeps with me an DH or he sleeps in his toddler bed that's in our bedroom, instead of his own room. And DD still of course sleeps in our room, but DH wants to move them to their own rooms when the weather gets warmer.

Bambi78 Due December 14; 1 child; United Kingdom 1769 posts
Mar 3rd '13

I was like that, checking the breating, looking to see they ok. Plus on the 3rd day when my milk came in i cried for 12 hours and was a complete mess. I slept with his basket next to the bed with my hand on his chest for i dont know how long. had lots of dead arms lol. It will pass.

edit...for a few weeks i was weepy on and off but it settled down. Its something to do with your placenta had been regulating hormones and now its not there your body has to kick back in i think.

Sonya B+2 18 kids; Brazil 3512 posts
Mar 3rd '13

Sorry for the post and run, but thank you all for your replies. I figured what I'm going through is normal, I'm just constently worried about everything like one of you mentioned... Is she eating enough, too little, is she pooping and peeing enough is she comfortable, breathing? The list goes on. And there is a huge part of me that misses being pregnant more than anything, knowing my baby is right with me at all times and is safe. My husband keeps worrying about me he doesn't know what to think when I just randomly start crying. Plus I've only gotten maybe 8 hours of sleep total in 3 days so I think the lack of sleep is catching up and kicking my butt. I need to try and sleep more through out the day while she's a sleep, cause last night was rough!