Reply to Thought having a baby would be so perfect

Posted By Gill on Mar 01, 2016

I couldnt wait to be pregnant and have a baby to make our life complete. Why did no one tell me how difficult it was going to be. I am exhausted all the time and really dont feel like I have bonded with my baby, I am affraid to tell anyone. What should I do?

Posted By Mary on Mar 23, 2016

Gill lots of us believe the fairytale but it is hard going, disturbed sleep exhaustion and getting used to the demands of a small baby. It takes time to get used to the changes, dont be so hard on yourself. Have you a friend you can confide in? We expect so much from ourselves we think the Mother instinct will get us through, unfortunately it just take time. You will get there we all do, spend some quality time with the baby and also dont forget yourself you need some time out, its not easy being on call 24 hours a day. It gets easier as the baby gets bigger and interacts with you. It gets better believe me.