I bonded with lo right away but lately I find myself just completely overwhelmed by how much I love my little boy. He's just over five months old and I want to stop time and just enjoy him. Downside is that sometimes the thought if anything bad happening to him paralyses me and I no longer really care about myself to the point of pretty much self neglect. I was a pretty selfish person before lo. Anyone else a but shocked by the amount of love involved in motherhood. I knew I would love him but I guess I assumed it would be a normal sort of love like you feel for other family members but this is intense, not sure I was ready for this. I was one if those childless people that would find it offensive when parents said stuff like you can't understand the love for a child but now I totally get it. Have to keep that to myself though because I recall how annoying I found it when I thought I would never have a baby.