Hi everyone smile
Thanks Chalys, I think I needed a reminder about watching my mood. The day after I posted this the psychologist from the maternity hospital called to find out how I was doing and I had a good chat with her (because I was sick when my bub was born she has checked in on me a couple of times). I am okay at the moment, I just need to be careful not to let things slip. After that, I called my mum and asked if we could go out somewhere, not the park and not home, and ended up having a really nice lunch out at the markets with both of my parents, my brother and his girlfriend. (Amazing, usually it's really hard to get us together without ages of planning). Thankfully my DS was in a very chilled out mood and was happy to snooze in his pram, or be carried by his grandparents. I really really enjoyed myself and felt physically and mentally so much better. I have all these great people in my life, I just need to open my mouth and ask for help more!
How've you all been for the last few days? Surviving with your little ones? Still sane?
Wanted to ask those of you who have slightly older bubs, when did your son/daughter start to smile and 'talk'? He's 5 weeks old now and I'm really hanging out for the moment he burbles back at me, as I continue to talk complete nonsense to him. One thing I never knew about motherhood, it turns you into a bit of a loony... I wouldn't have believed I was capable of talking such rubbish all the time! He's been smiling for the last week... at a toy monkey with a black and white face. The monkey comes out to play each time he gets his nappy changed (except the late night/early morning ones) and he loooves that monkey, he gets so excited (in a low key baby way, I guess, but comparatively so excited) every time it comes out, but the rest of us just get mildly interested looks, no smiles yet and the only sounds he makes are snorts and grunts while he's sleeping and crying when he's awake.