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AngelDog Thu 09-Dec-10 20:31:12

Is this normal? DS is 11 months and I often feel just overwhelmed with emotion about how I feel about him. I have points most days when I'm in tears with how much I feel I love him. Sometimes it's in bed (we co-sleep) or when I'm comfort feeding him after he's hurt himself, but often it's just random.

I don't know whether long term sleep deprivation is a compounding factor, or hormones (he's bf). It feels like the hormonal weepiness I had in pregnancy. I am a fairly emotional person and I do cry easily.

I sometimes worry that I must be a bit odd - other people don't give the impression that they feel like this about their LOs (but maybe I don't to outsiders though).

PressureDrop Thu 09-Dec-10 20:34:46

I think it's totally normal. I feel like this about both my children, and they are 5 and 2 and haven't been bf-ed for a long time (and both sleep well...^now^). I come over all teary probably once a day smile.

Motherhood can be overwhelming.

AngelDog Thu 09-Dec-10 22:05:45

It's a relief it's not just me.

MN is great. wink

InmaculadaConcepcion Fri 10-Dec-10 08:32:16

I don't get tearful as often as that, but I do know exactly where you're coming from.

AngelDog you're lovely smile

Flossie69 Fri 10-Dec-10 11:16:39

My DD is 7 months, has been FF from the start and sleeps well. At least once a day I look at her and am overwhelmed at how much I love her. And I almost can't believe I have been so blessed. If I think back to her birth and the first time I saw her, it still brings me to tears. Sometimes I think my heart will pop, there is so much emotion.
And I find it very difficult to read threads about loss involving babies...sad
I would also say that at 7 months, for me, these feelings are still building, rather than abating.

InmaculadaConcepcion Fri 10-Dec-10 11:34:29

<reads Flossie's post and wipes away a tear>

sneakapeak Fri 10-Dec-10 19:18:18

It scares the shit out of me!

I have a 3.5 yr old DS and a 1 (next weeksad) yr old DD.

I was just thinking tonight I have never ever regretted having them it was the best think I could have decided to do BUT....

I wish I could go back to feeling less worry. I live in fear of anything happening to them and I feel sick at the thought of them being out and about without me when they are older - shudder.

I have to say though, I felt as anxious/teary/emotional with DS when he was a baby but it calmed down a little arounf 10 months (I fed him until 5 months).

With DD I am still feeding her and im praying hormones have something to do with it and it will calm down, fingers crossed!

headfairy Fri 10-Dec-10 19:19:54

Sometimes my heart hurts because I love my dcs so much. It is shocking just how much you love them. Waaay more than anything I've ever felt for dh (sorry dh, I do love you just not in that heart achey kind of way)

cangaroo Fri 10-Dec-10 20:46:15

I have a DS who is 8 months old. I too am getting more and more emotional every day. I guess that our bond is growing stronger, and he is becoming such a little person now that I can see the world through his eyes. I literally ache with love. Sigh.

Flossie69 Fri 10-Dec-10 21:33:34

Sometimes I kiss my DD and then smell her, and I could almost eat her! I try not to do it too much when I am hungry.......grin

AngelDog Fri 10-Dec-10 22:58:45

IC! I wondered where you'd gone - PDog, Curly & I had missed your presence over in Sleep.

Flossie, your post brought a tear to my eye too. All of the above describe perfectly how I feel. It's been getting steadily stronger for me too rather than easing off, although it didn't really start until he was a few months old (I was too busy surviving the sleep issues before that!)

I've always been a practical, unsentimental type (or so I thought! wink) so this has taken me by surprise a bit.

I love to smooth my chin or cheek over his head of soft hair. When he cuddles up to me in bed with his little hand clutching my top

I wish it were a more useful feeling, though, as it doesn't stop me getting annoyed with DS at other times (like when he bit me really hard on the arm this afternoon).

Haribojoe Sun 12-Dec-10 21:35:47

I think it's normal to feel like this. I definitely feel like this about my DC regularly.

I also remember my Mum telling me that she loved us so much that sometimes when she thought about it it made her heart hurt.

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