I am quite honest and open when I say that I had baby blues for between 4 and 5 weeks. Motherhood still daunts me, but I am now used to it and don't feel at all depressed about my new life, but I did a few weeks ago. The books tell you that baby blues will last up to two weeks, but I feel this is inaccurate. I feel that it all depends on your personality and what your life was like before. I do believe there is a world that fits in between baby blues and post natal depression. I enjoyed my old job that I have now given up and I really struggled with the early tiredness and the chaotic nature of my new life. I get out all the time now, but I did find it very hard to adjust during the first month. Who else found the whole motherhood thing a big shock, to the point that it was a tad overwhelming some days, and how long did it last?