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    Default I find myself wishing my DD would grow up

    I don't want to feel this way but I really do not enjoy the baby stage and often wish my 6 week old DD could wake up and already be 6 months old. I don't think I enjoyed my DS really until he was about that old. I feel guilty cos they are only this small for a short time but I can't help the way I feel.



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    Default I find myself wishing my DD would grow up

    I didn't enjoy the teeny tiny baby phase either. You're not alone. X

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    Just take loads of photos so you can look back and remember it fondly when you're NOT exhausted and covered in spew.

    I refer to the first 6-8 weeks as the survival period - it's all about just getting through it.

    Don't feel guilty, totally normal. I see you already have a 2 yr old so that can't help either, pretty hard to find the time to enjoy your baby that just lies there like a lump when there is such a demanding (and far more fun) toddler nearby.

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    Default I find myself wishing my DD would grow up

    Lol I'm the same - feel guilty for wishing away the newborn stage! It's lovely when you start seeing more personality shining through

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    hug, i am the same...the older they get the more i enjoy parenting.

    try not to feel bad, you clearly love then loads...it's ok to to like the early months!

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    Default Re: I find myself wishing my DD would grow up

    As everyone else has said, it's totally normal. Yes there are women out there who glow like the sun over those first 6 months (exactly what their on to stay alive is beyond me lol) and the only glow the rest of us have is that pretty neon baby poo colour

    Just take loads of pics, I regret not doing that with my eldest, I got too caught up in the 'when will this end' moment that I neglected pics and now I only have about 4 pre-6 month pics of him.

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    Default I find myself wishing my DD would grow up

    I was the same with my DS and he was my first. Now I wish the other way around :P lol

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    Default Re: I find myself wishing my DD would grow up

    Same OP, newborns are booooring! I always say I'd much prefer to not go through the pregnancy or first few months- a stork should just bring me a 6 month old. Don't feel bad about it, everyone has preferences for different ages. Lots of people find the toddler stage trying, but I love it.

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    I remember when I had PND just thinking 'please fastforward 12 months'.. I thought it wiht both of mine, but now they are 2 and 3 and I really miss them being little bubbas I could cuddle and who didn't back chat or scream at me or draw on my walls, or trash the house bhind me as I clean

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    Normal. I remember wishing the exact same thing! It's an exhausting time so who wouldn't wish their time away a bit from time to time.


 

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