Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:39 am
Post subject: home alone and feeling emotional
well the day has finally arrived when my husband has gone back to work and Poppy and I are home alone, it's really all a bit scary. Feel rather overwhelmed wiith the reponsibility and knowing I can't pass her over to him when she is crying too much. Have also just heard that a friend's children were killed in a car crash over the weekend, which has made me a total mess. Even though it is not a close friend it has made me appreciate and worry about Poppy even more (how selfish am I thinking about myself and Poppy at a time like this for my friend?). Am just sitting here crying waiting for Poppy to wake up so I can give her a huge hug. Meant to be going to a breastfeeding support group today, but not sure I can face leaving the house.
Feel a complete mess.
Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:53 am
Trust me, that support group is just what you need today. You poor thing, I remember I felt the same the first day i was alone with Hunter. It is a little scary, but remember she wont know if you make a mistake and all she cares about is that you are there to make her feel safe and loved. To her, you are the best thing in the whole world. I encourage you to pop along to the group today, the other mums will be feeling the same and you all need a little support right now. xxxxxxx
Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:08 am
Post subject: xx
hiya hun. 1st ov all ur not selfis its natrual 4 u 2 worry now. i watch stuff on news n i just want 2 hug leon n never let him go. i worry about bloody earth quakes now lol n wt r the odds ov them lol.
i no how u feel a lil scared bt try n relax. im alone all time wiv leon now bt first time i felt like id been thrown in the deep end. i was scared and my 1st night alone was even worse bt u get used 2 it. now im used 2 it bt sum times feel alil lonley.
the suport group sounds great u sud deff go. bt only if u feel ready. it took me nearly 3 weeks 2 feel ready 2 go out wiv leon alone. just the getting ready n ll the stuff u have 2 get ready was a lil hard at 1st bt im ok now. i want 2 find a group im ganna ask about 1 2day at the baby clinic xxxx
Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:55 pm
hey LD - know how you feel exactly! its terrifying! but, once you make the first step, and get you and bubba all packed up, and out to a nice baby-friendly place (your support group will be perfect), all your fears will go away. You'll soon be whisking the both of you off to all sorts of things!! I must admit, I still tend to stick to my original rule of thumb - only ONE essential out and about thing per day - if I squeeze in a second thing, its a bonus
Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:39 pm
I know excatly how you girls feel. I hate being on my own with Freya, all sorts of crazy things go through my mind!!! When Im out in town with her, I grip the push chair so tightly and dont dare let it go, just incase some one snatches her!!!
I make myself go out though beacuse I know i would go crazy otherwise!!
Glad you feel better LuckyDucky, its a shame me you and littlelamb dont live near each other otherwise we could meet up and support each other!!!!!!