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Very Protective over premmie baby SuzyBee Ireland 4 posts
Mar 7th '16

My daughter is now three and half months old she arrived when I was 36 weeks pregnant she was so tiny and precious. 
 I get really nervous if anyone is near her or holds her but I only feel like this with people who don't have children themselves.

I find myself very protective of her even sometimes with my partner but that's because he can lose his temper easily. He's a great dad but I just can't help but feel Iike I need to protect her.

Has anyone else felt this way come their premmie and if so how did you deal with it?

Finding it very hard at the moment 

goshfeckingdarnit TTC since Nov 2015; 1 child; San Diego, CA, United States 3898 posts
Mar 7th '16

I don't think how your feeling is relative to being a preemie mom. Most moms feel that way at one time or another. Though I would be concerned about a "temper" with your husband.

.casper. 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Neverland, NJ, Christmas Island 2013 posts
Mar 7th '16

Yes...but not because he was a preemie. He had a really rough start to life, and although he wasn't at all tiny, he was extremely delicate. The fact that he was a preemie was irrelevant I think. I cried...a lot...because my heart ached for him. And nobody else was allowed to do anything for him...because he needed ME. I think it was my way of dealing with the guilt I felt/feel for having to leave him in NICU and not care for him myself, so when he finally came home, I had to do it to make up for it do he knew I loved him

bia. 4 kids; ., ., Portugal 102656 posts
Mar 7th '16

Quoting faithcynner:
I don't think how your feeling is relative to being a preemie mom. Most moms feel that way at one time or another. Though I would be concerned about a "temper" with your husband.


Definitely.