I feel like I'm flying...anyone else??

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  1. bluebell

    bluebell Proud Mummy :)

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    Since I had Jay last week I feel like I'm absolutely flying!! I have such an adrenaline rush and seem to have a million and one things going on in my head at any one time!!

    I'm definately starting to feel a little bit calmer than I did a week ago, but still find myself having moments during the day when I'm talking at a million miles and start the next conversation before I've finished the last :rofl:

    I'm assuming this could be due to my hormones and extreme lack of sleep (averaging 3 hrs a night) and so my body has gone into overdrive to keep me going so that LO gets everything he needs when he needs it (like a practically constant 6 hour feed two nights ago :shock:) . Also I am aware I'd prefer to be exciteable and happy than sad and cying all the time. At the moment I don't seem to be suffering from the baby blues, I'm at the opposite end of the mood spectrum :lol:

    I was just wondering if anyone else had experienced this (or am I on my own :lol:) and if so how long was it until you felt grounded again?

    xx
     
  2. Serene123

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    You just wait untill the adreneline rush wares off. Mine went at 4 weeks. I felt like I was going to collapse from sleep deprivation. :rofl:
     
  3. bluebell

    bluebell Proud Mummy :)

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    It's reassuring to know that others have experienced the same, I didn't know it is normal or not :shrug:

    Another 4 weeks, my god I'm gonna drive everyone (including myself) insane with my babble :rofl:

    I already feel shattered, so god only knows how I'll feel when this mad rush disappears...I used to have about nine hours a night sleep and I love my bed :sleep: Since last Wednesday I reckon I've had about 25 hours sleep MAX :shock: It's crazy how you just keep on going...

    xx
     
  4. Serene123

    Serene123 Guest

    I know you probably don't want to, and you've probably been told this before, but you really should sleep when he sleeps!
     
  5. bluebell

    bluebell Proud Mummy :)

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    Cheers hun :hug: I have been told the theory, it's just putting it into practice that is hard :rofl: I know the tiredness will catch up with me at some point (and I'm dreading it :lol:)!!

    xx
     
  6. nikky0907

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    Oh my god! I'm still feeling this adrenaline rush! It's starting to wear off,but for the first 2 weeks I had lots of energy! And this huge grin on my face 24/7! :D

    The thing is that after these few weeks they get over the so-called newborn coma,they stop being asleep for so long and then you get very tired.
    So get as much sleep as you can hun!
     
  7. bluebell

    bluebell Proud Mummy :)

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    I honestly feel so much better knowing that other new mums feel the same :) and I know what you mean about the huge grin, I literally couldn't be any happier or prouder at the mo :headspin:

    I'm going to try much harder to nap in the days!! I seem to be constantly pottering whenever Jay goes down. I think it's because he came a few days early so I had some jobs that I wanted to get done...but I have to keep reminding myself that sleeping is more important!! :sleep:

    xx
     
  8. keelykat

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    I havent to be honest..... was in a daze for a while and then have been up and down since. definately not on a high though sadly.
     
  9. Miss Duke

    Miss Duke Mum of 2 gorgeous kids!!!

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    I had this too, but its gone now!!! It was so surreal, I got home from hospital when Ben was 12 hours old, and immediately started doing washing, ironing and hoovering. Suddenly I stopped and thought, what the hell am I doing :rofl:

    The next day I was in asda, and the next day after that I took both kids to softplay.

    However Ben got the cold during the week and since then I have had NO sleep, so I have to say I have come crashing down now!!!!!
     
  10. Jenelle

    Jenelle Mommy of 2 Boys

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    You know what? I think it is lack of sleep... I used to work night shifts from 11pm-7am and by the time I got home, I was pumped, ready to party, lol... my mom asked me if I was drunk one time :rofl: I seriously used to talk like a mile a minute, kinda like you do when your buzzed.
     
  11. bluebell

    bluebell Proud Mummy :)

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    :rofl::rofl: I have to keep checking myself - why am I running around like a lunatic when all I really need to do is make sure LO is OK and get as much sleep as possible!!

    I had a whole 5 1/2 hours last night of broken sleep - I feel like a new woman :lol:

    xx
     

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