Feeling normal again?

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  1. L2310

    L2310 Well-Known Member

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    When did everyone start to feel like themselves again? I know its only been a week today since my LO was born but I'm still feeling weak, tired (may be the lack of sleep though!) and emotional. I cry because I love her so much, I cry because I'm clingy to my OH, I cry because I'm scared to go out on my own with her and I just want to get on with our new lives! I had a small tear so that's been really painful and was getting me down but that's starting to feel a bit better now so I can see a light at the end of the tunnel for that at least! Xx


     
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    About 6 weeks until I felt any resemblance of normality!

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  3. MrsT2011

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    B is just over a year and I still don't feel normal lol! Joking aside I would say about 6 weeks sounds about right. I was never aware of a massive significant change but everything just kinda falls into place and the hormones start disappearing. X
     
  4. Chezza

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    Between 6 - 8 weeks, I definitely felt a lot better - but 3 months down the line, I'm still not quite my old self...it can take up to a year for the body to recover though.

    With each week that passes, you will feel a lot better, don't worry xx
     
  5. SaraLouise

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    I've only just stopped crying daily at 25 days pp lol!

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  6. Becky1

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    3 weeks till I stopped crying everyday! I was surprised by how rubbish (emotionally) I felt! I cried about everything and nothing.
     
  7. L2310

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    Thanks girls! Hopefully I can pull myself together soon haha - I feel ok on the days after I've had a good night so I'm sure its triggered by lack of sleep! Had a good night last night so today will be the test! Xx


     
  8. CARNAT22

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    God I forgot all about the crying everyday!

    At the time I didn't admit it to anyone (OH saw it everyday though), at least I know next time it's normal :shock:

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    I cried a lot from weeks 2-4 then got better slowly till around 6-8 weeks where I was much less emotional! Totally normal but it made me question whether I was ok! But I'm fine (I think!)
     
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    You don't get told about all this! Ha! I feel a lot better now, still randomly weepy but no where near as bad as the beginning lol xx


     
  11. Kay Kay

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    Well I'm just over 4 weeks and I'm starting to feel a bit more normal and certainly less panicky than I was even last week. For the first 2 weeks I felt absolutely awful, crying constantly and just feeling really lost and overwhelmed. Week 3 I was an emotional wreck cos I had to give up breastfeeding. I've still been crying this week but I know that's down mainly to sleep deprivation. Like the girls say it's normal but you're right no one tells you how shit you feel! I feel so guilty as well cos I wanted this for so long I have been shocked at how bad I've felt. But it'll pass and every day I feel a little bit better xxx
     
  12. Becky1

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    Kaykay - I felt the same about wanting it for so long and the guilt over how I felt! Before Josh was born I never expected to be as emotional as I was - it came as such a surprise. I was a mess. Didn't help that due to c section I can't drive so felt trapped at home and overwhelmed by people visiting.
     

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