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08/05/2013 at 09:26
Ben is 19 weeks now and I'm starting to really feel like I need some me time. We've been together pretty much 247 since he was born and I love him do much but I feel I need some time apart from him, is this normal or should I be worried?
08/05/2013 at 09:31
Totally normal! Babies are so full on, you've done well to manage so long! I was still doing my horse so I had at least an hour out each day from day one.
For me it kept me sane and probably meant I was more patient
08/05/2013 at 09:34
Very normal I'd say! I started having a whole hour (including travel time and changing time!) to go swimming at about 20 weeks and appreciated it so much.
08/05/2013 at 09:48
Normal normal normal.
For me, I NEED time away from my kids. I can't just be Mum, I have to be me too. Doesn't mean I love then any less.
I had a life before kids, and never intended to give it up once I had them. It's healthy to have some time apart, even if it's an hour.
08/05/2013 at 10:38
08/05/2013 at 10:45
Completely normal and healthy! Get some you time and you will be ready and rearing to face another batch of me and baby time x
08/05/2013 at 10:48
You've got to 19 weeks without feeling like this? Are you a saint?
Seriously though, I hope it's normal as very much how I feel - i'm only comfortable taking an hour or so away but I've done it 4 times now (E is 17 weeks) and it makes me a much better, much more patient and reasonable Mommy when I return.. That said, I went shopping 2 of those occasions, and Erm, bought things for E!
08/05/2013 at 12:34
Definitely normal, b is with me 24/7, and I've only ever spent 1 hour away from him once
08/05/2013 at 12:49
Very normal. The most I could leave my son was 3hours or so, but it was ok as I could manage a quick cinema trip or haircut etc in that time. It's a feeling that comes and goes when you have a baby. I've had it a few times in the2 years since my boy came along. It's weird adjusting to life where someone is so dependent on you. Especially when you bf.
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