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easily cry about sad things since DS birth, 2yrs on

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rabbit54 Tue 27-Oct-09 21:27:35

I was in a cafe for lunch today and glanced at article in paper on baby P case and had to quickly turn the page. Then another article about starving people made me nearly cry again. If I see someone do something community spirited i shed a tear. I had to rush past a dead bird on side of road the other day because it is too upsetting. I was never like this before the birth of my son. In fact I was a little too cold hearted about these matters. Why has this happened? When my DS was born I cried every day often. I then continued to cry easily at things such as written above for 9 months after the birth. Horrible things about children are the things that set me off the most. The other thing, i dont know if its connected is that I had for awhile a thing whereby i would have images of throwing my son down the stairs in a split second as i walked past stairs which would slightly scare me even though i knew i would never do it. I have found having a child fantastic, amazing, and i have a great DP and easy life. The horrible imagery happening to my DS slowly diminished over the months.

IControlSandwichMonkey Tue 27-Oct-09 21:29:44

smile Normal. All of it.

rabbit54 Tue 27-Oct-09 21:31:07

Thanks. Relief.

PoisonToadstool Tue 27-Oct-09 21:33:35

Definitely normal. I had to pull over a few weeks ago because I thought I'd ran over a frog. I was distraught at the idea of killing this poor froggy all because he was tiny and I couldn't see him on the wet surface until it was too late.

I'd missed him, thank goodness.

I also imagined dropping DS over the bannister, maybe visualising our fears?

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