I love my baby sooooo much it hurts!

(24 Posts)
avignon Wed 05-Mar-14 09:24:39

My baby is 10 weeks old and I love her so much it makes me want to cry! I don't want these precious days of her being little to end and that makes me sad because I'm so happy. Am I mad??!

ELR Wed 05-Mar-14 09:28:07

No, most people feel like that just enjoy it! Mine are 8 and 11 now and it's still there but I don't stare at them in wonder anymore!!

lola88 Wed 05-Mar-14 09:37:01

just wait until she's a little 2 year old saying love you mummy and giving you lovely kisses and cuddles and running around making you laugh you'll feel the same if anything it's better they are little little best friends when they get bigger smile

HappyGoLuckyGirl Wed 05-Mar-14 09:42:23

You're not alone! When my DS was a few months old I properly wanted to bite a chunk out of him because I loved him so much.

Sounds weird I know but the part of the brain where this intense love comes from is the same part where aggression comes from. That's why many people experience want to squeeze/bite them out of love!

My DS is the light of my life. I've never loved anything so much and never will again.

HappyGoLuckyGirl Wed 05-Mar-14 09:42:59

wanting to

avignon Wed 05-Mar-14 09:57:53

Oh my! Do that's why we have this weird urge to squeeze them so tight that if we did, we would squeeze the breath out of them! I've never felt anything so intense before.

BlueSprite Wed 05-Mar-14 10:10:03

Ah, don't worry, this feeling should last you a while: mine is 4 and he just gets better and better. He's extremely cuddly and I still feel that same intensity of love. Last night he snuggled into me saying, "I won't ever stop loving you, mummy. You are the best friend I have in this world." He still is very much my lovely baby.

The only thing is that with the all-encompassing love comes the all-encompassing worry about their well-being! Mine is ill at the moment, and I get so anxious.

Your little girl sounds lovely - congratulations smile

Pocket1 Thu 06-Mar-14 21:22:50

This is such a lovely thread. I adore my 8 month old dd with all my heart. It's comforting to hear this wonderful feeling will just grow and grow smile

BumpAndGrind Thu 06-Mar-14 23:41:45

I feel the same OP, my DD is 4 months, 2 corrected and I actually ache with love for her. smile

Mrswellyboot Thu 06-Mar-14 23:43:41

Same here too. Dh was putting him up to bed (5 months ) tonight and I just wanted to hold him for ten more minutes. I adore him, my heart has grown. smile

Cariad007 Fri 07-Mar-14 03:06:29

So glad others feel this way too! Recently I have clutched my 2 week old to me and cried because I love him so much.

tracypenisbeaker Fri 07-Mar-14 03:37:56

I love my little boy so much it hurts as well. He's 10 weeks old too smile even when he does something as small as doing a little fart in his sleep it melts my heart haha he can do no wrong (just yet)

KarmaBiatch Fri 07-Mar-14 03:43:20

just you wait until the wake-up smiles start.. oh my lord, they will send your heart to the moon and back!

4.5 months and in awe of my little girl, although it took a few weeks to.bond with her after a traumatic birth, she is the best thing since humanity was born!!

enjoy it all (not that you need told) xx

Wishfulmakeupping Fri 07-Mar-14 04:10:11

Same here my dd is 1 now and I'm besotted with her she's so lovely

deelite72 Fri 07-Mar-14 10:51:37

I am expecting my third and I will never forget the love affair with my first born. Oh it broke my heart. The meaning of life and the mysteries of the universe seemed to be dancing in time as they revealed themselves to me. Heady days. I look back at photos of him now and of course, I smile. But it gets even better. 4-6 is just awesome. I love that age period. With each stage comes a resistance to letting go while preparing for the next one. But every age is so magical because this life, this person who is of you and loved so much by you is their very own being, their own entity living their own life, separate from yours. It's a beautiful miracle, life is. Thankfully, that sort of heart-melting, eye welling devotion settles down, otherwise we'd never leave the house. :-) The amount of love, well that never stops. I daresay it grows more, if that's possible. With my second child, it was different. I felt more excited by her life ahead and all of the stages I knew she would go through. I still have many moments where I want to hold the pause button for a bit longer, especially as she approaches 4. This is just a moment of pure magic and I want to capture it and let it ride itself out slowly. But there is so much more for THEM to explore. And I always hang onto that. It's their journey and we are mere observers and humble guides. It's a glorious challenge, parenthood. Wouldn't swap it for anything! Enjoy your great blessing! Sounds like you are in the zone! :-) How wonderful to read your post and remember how beautiful it all is.

Longsuffering2 Fri 07-Mar-14 12:38:29

Dear Avignon et al.....relish every second of your besottedness.....like falling in love, that kind if feeling doesn't last forever I'm afraid. My 13 year old now steps out of her pyjamas in the morning leaving them on the floor, leaves the loo a mess and bless her, is a bit of a slobette. 13 years ago my husband and I were totally star-struck. Still love her to bits, but it does change. Xxxx

Odaat Fri 07-Mar-14 13:17:07

Best feeling I have ever known. Feels like a taste of heaven when she states up at me in the dark of night, those big innocent eyes full of love. Just wonderful!

Odaat Fri 07-Mar-14 13:17:30

Stare **

everythinghippie29 Fri 07-Mar-14 14:04:02

Crashed out, utterly exhausted with my 11 week old who I think is hitting another growth spurt going by his feeding.

Despite it all, I can't help but snuggle up to him, sniff his gorgeous baby smell, grin at his sleepy snuffles and get excited for when he wakes up and smiles at me! grin

It's amazing, I loved him as a tiny and sleepy eyed newborn, I love him as the cuddly, bright eyed smiler he is currently and as much as I want these days to last forever, I can't wait to love him as everything he will be!

heart explodes with cheesey, baby obsessed love

JustBreath Mon 10-Mar-14 11:19:38

Ahhhh its so lovely reading everyones posts….some of these feelings can easily be forgotten when dcs hit their 'terrible twos' and/or resist everything at the age of 6 because they think they're independent now (yes mine are 6 and 2). Im so busy looking after them and meeting their needs that I forget to stop and just feel the love. :-(

ScaredToBeHonest Mon 10-Mar-14 22:06:30

DS is 6 months old and although i struggled with my feelings for him initially (PND) I now adore him. I love putting him to bed at night as he falls asleep in my arms and I breathe in the air that he breathes out - I just can't get close enough to him. I find myself getting tearful at how much I love him.

I am not a morning person at all but when I go into his room and he grins at me and wiggles his arms and legs around in excitement, I suddenly love the mornings.

I look at him sometimes and am just blown away by how amazing he is

marzipanned Tue 11-Mar-14 08:42:13

deelite what a lovely post.

DD is 4 weeks and I feel the same. For one of the first times in my life I really am enjoying each day as it comes, not looking ahead to the next holiday/special occasion/etc.

Violet93 Wed 09-Apr-14 16:53:08

Aww, that's adorable I completely understand the urge to squeeze I already do that to my hubby smile..my little girl isn't even born yet and I'm already overcome with love for her can't wait to hold her..I'm so jealous you already get to hold your baby :'(..love her so very much already it makes me want to cry too x) xxx

Strokethefurrywall Thu 10-Apr-14 03:48:01

DS2 is 3 weeks old and asleep on my chest and I want to cry because I'm so overwhelmed with love for him, just like DS1.

I spent the first few days sobbing because I knew how quickly these early days will pass and I couldn't work out a way to slow down time so I could truly revel in every single second of marvelling at this tiny new being. DS1 is 2 1/2 and given that he's the most fearless kid, I worry more about him now. But by God I love him so fiercely it frightens me and he's so much fun (and frustrating in equal measure!)

At the moment I'm sniffing baby DS's head and trying not to cry as I write this - bloody hormones. It scares me a little because this love has rendered me completely powerless and vulnerable. I love them so much it hurts.

Right now I'm ready to stay at home and have a million babies...

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