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    Hello bub hubbers

    I hope this doesn't sound strange, just need some support/advice. I have always wanted children and this baby is very much wanted, desired and will be completely adored by myself and my family!

    I am a very maternal person who has always wanted kids. I am a teacher and was a nanny for babies (4 months older) for 8 years prior to teaching.

    I have always been a bit hesitant to hold friends and relatives newborns and I am worried I will be the same with mine. It is because they seem so fragile and tiny.

    Has anyone else felt like this? Does it just change when it's your own? Is this weird?!
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    I had barely held any babies before y own. Believe me, it feels entirely different

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    I was the same - even second time around. After a week or so it became a little more natural and I felt more confident I wasn't going to break him.

    You will relax with time.

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    Not weird at all! I had not held a newborn before my first child. I was nervous but managed just fine. I too got nervous about having my 2nd child as I thought I had 'forgot' how to hold a newborn. Turns out I didn't forget!

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    Not weird at all! I had not held a newborn before my first child. I was nervous but managed just fine. I too got nervous about having my 2nd child as I thought I had 'forgot' how to hold a newborn. Turns out I didn't forget!
    This!!

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    I felt like this until the start of the year when my cousin really needed me to hold her newborn for her. Now I've got no problem with it. I think once yours is here you will really be fine

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    When it's your own baby it's so different. I was nervous holding others' newborns but when it came to my own 600g baby, I was surprisingly fine.

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    I too was scared, but it feels so natural holding your own. The fear goes away pretty quickly.

    I was surprised just how 'sturdy' she was! Hehe

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    That's normal! DH was like that for the first few days too! They are pretty sturdy tho ESP if you have heffalumps as I did.

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    Totally normal. I was always nervous with other babies but when DD arrived I just got on with it. She came out and was put straight on my chest - there was no choice really! After having her in my belly for so long I just wanted to hold her constantly. Your confidence will build up quickly.


 

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