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baby blues? Ashley Zernell Due March 24; Delaware 233 posts
15th Feb '13

i had my daughter exactly 1 week ago today(February 8,2013) she was a little over 6 weeks early so she has to stay in the nicu..idk if i have the baby blues as some would like to call it but every time im there with her a I can do is cry and when i actually have to leave it gets so much worse then im like out of it for the rest of the night..my SO tells me it looks like someone just sucked all the fun out of my body..does anyone have any ideas on how to.cope with this or any advice on what i should do? im a first time mom so of course ive never had to deal with anything like this before..
TIA

Squeaky McGee 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 63810 posts
15th Feb '13

What you're experiencing is fairly normal, especially since you can't take your daughter home with you. Your hormones are going crazy right now, and seeing your newborn in an ICU crib doesn't make matters any easier. When I had to leave my daughter, I bawled the whole way home, even though I was only going home to get a change of clothes. I cried constantly. It's normal at first. If the crying and sadness persists for longer than a month or so, it's time to talk to your doctor. How is your little girl doing?

Ashley Zernell Due March 24; Delaware 233 posts
15th Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Squeaky McGee [16 wks]:</b>" What you're experiencing is fairly normal, especially since you can't take your daughter home with you. ... [snip!] ... the crying and sadness persists for longer than a month or so, it's time to talk to your doctor. How is your little girl doing?"</blockquote>



thanks i thought i was going crazy..the hospital is barely 15 minutes from my house but they way i act yu would think it was in a whole other state..but she is doing good she now weighs 3 pounds and 2.1 ounces..she is a fighter..she doesn't have to have any breathing assistance but she does have a feeding tube..she also has an iv thru her umbilical cord into her belly button and we are waiting for her urine culture for cmv to come back