Hi I had my second son 4 weeks ago today and didn't really feel like a went through a 'baby blues' period in the first couple of weeks. I felt very tired, but no crying or anything like I remember with my first son.
But for the last couple of days I have been crying non stop. I don't want to leave the house, I look at my son and wonder if I love him enough, and I don't feel like I am good enough to be the mother of my two boys. I think this has been gradually building since around 2.5 weeks after the birth. I had a small haemmorage and was treated for a possible infection, but after two courses of antibiotics my body just doesn't feel right . So I have been blaming my 'feeling down' on the exhaustion of having a newborn, toddler and my body being busy trying to fight this infection. My baby sleeps well, feeds brilliantly and although my toddler won't go to bed before 10pm, he is just a normal 2 yr old who melts my heart but can be challenging.
The birth itself was fantastic, I got my VBAC, but it was long and obviously exhausting. He was born at 10:30 on the Saturday night, and I hadn't slept since the Thursday night. And after he was born I was on cloud 9, so elated I couldn't sleep. The following day they transferred us to the hotel associated with the hospital. but by the Monday morning (so baby 1.5 days old), we had to go back to the hospital as he had bad jaundice. Nothing traumatic occured, but I was just so so exhausted and I honestly think my body just hasn't caught up yet.
So anyway after that little essay....is it possible to have baby blues 4 weeks post birth?