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Newborn Nostalgia - oh dear.

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Cosmo89 Fri 01-Feb-13 19:10:43

My God it's true. My DS is nearly 8mo. I HATED the period 6 weeks - 3 months with a passion. I consciously remember this. DS was tongue tied (diagnosed 3 months) so feeds took FOREVER. As an active person I resented being chained to the sofa for the whole of the day. I am RUBBISH with no sleep too - he was awful at the sleeping business, still is. Another late diagnosis - reflux - and I hope we're beginning to make inroads.

Despite all of this I looked on with envy as I saw all these Mums with their little babies (ok - not that mine is grown up) at a Mum and Babies showing of a film I went to. DS is really getting to old but I saw the film anyway and there they were. I remember the cinema was the only time I really relaxed and enjoyed DS feeding and sleeping on me - it helped with the film and the popcorn - and the noise of blockbusting action films (batman, the bourne legacy) really put him to sleep.

And I saw these mums and i realised how much I actually missed it. DS is also rejectig the breast completely now, so it's time to say good bye to bfing (I still pump every day but he is pretty much 99.9% formula fed). So I am sad.

I can see why people do it all again. Oh dear.I wish I could turn back the clock and tell my uptight self to just ENJOY it and GO WITH THE FLOW a bit more. I guess I'll have to remember that for DC2 (he he, don't tell my DP I just said that).

lljkk Fri 01-Feb-13 19:21:06

It's official: You Are Mad. wink

Tolly81 Fri 01-Feb-13 19:40:45

I second lljkk! But I guess it happens to us all, otherwise you'd get a lot more one child families. My DD is almost 9 months and I am nowhere near wanting another yet (but I think that's because I had a horrific pregnancy and am now borderline phobic of being pg). The only thing (utterly bizarrely) that makes me at all nostalgic is OBEM. Weird.

Iggly Fri 01-Feb-13 21:01:28

I was nostalgic when dd was 3 weeks and incredibly unsettled (tongue tie), my second. Madness!

Also it might not be your ds giving up feeding - could be a nursing strike

whilewildeisonmine Tue 05-Feb-13 10:25:42

Oh the newborn nostalgia! I thought it was such hard work at the time and couldn't wait for DS to be a bit more interactive....

Now he's 8mo and into everything. I find myself remembering fondly the days where he would just snooze on my chest all day and I could watch entire films while he napped/fed. Naps are now no longer than half an hour confused and I can just about manage to do the dishes/laundry/eat before he's awake again and wanting to climb all over me.

ChampyandtheWonderHorse Tue 05-Feb-13 10:33:26

Oh dear, mine's a month old and I can hardly bear it that he isn't going to stay tiny sad

I'm considering another one, purely in my dreams, IRL he is definitely my last baby. I totally understand.

ChampyandtheWonderHorse Tue 05-Feb-13 10:34:17

Mind you I have hellish pregnancies so the newborn bit has always been, just magical to me. I think it is my very favourite part of the whole experience smile

Tailtwister Tue 05-Feb-13 19:45:37

Oh yes, nothing like the rose tinted glasses of the newborn hormone rush! I still get it and although I'm sure I don't want any more children, I would love another newborn. I remember watching my MIL cuddling DS1 (her first GC) not that long after he was born. The look of complete bliss and contentment brought a (hormonal!) tear to my eye. In fact, I left the room so she should enjoy her moment.

No, you're not mad to want another. Next time you'll be much more confident too.

henrysmama2012 Wed 06-Feb-13 11:43:54

Ahh I will never get that nostalgia, lol, I am so pleased to be free of the no sleep/constant worry about how fragile our tiny little LO was/all that winding/etc...we have the birth on video so we always have that to watch! - but I guess I do get a little nostalgic for that just pregnant feeling, I don't know why! Especially as we don't want to get pregnant again! But I do love the nostalgia moments, as I know that I am remembering all the lovely moments through very rose tinted specs without having to actually experience any of the difficult poo/cry/burp/no sleep/etc moments that went with it smile

Yorkpud Wed 06-Feb-13 12:00:04

I get that too and mine are 6 and 8!

CrazyMegOfBedlam Wed 06-Feb-13 13:07:09

I do a bit, there's something so special about them being that tiny and new and I would love to go back to the days when I wasn't trying to stop ds2 climbing the stairs!
I definitely wouldn't have another though, ds2 is 14 months and has never slept through. Having only had 4-5 hours of broaken sleepa night since 36 weeks pg (so since nov 2011) really reminds me how exhausting babies can be and now he's stopped bf'ing I'm enjoying having my body back.

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