I'm just wondering, when you had your first baby, did you experience an increase in strong fears? I'm going to preface this by saying it's not out of control by any means, and I hope it stays that way. Sometimes my thoughts go to really scary places. I get this frozen panicky feeling about DS dying. I can almost see it in my head, these scenarios, almost like I'm watching myself go through the grief, like I'm preparing myself. It's really horrible and I get SOOOO SCARED. Scared in a way I've never experienced. And I feel very much more strongly about bad things happening to babies on the news, in movies, in books. Before baby I would see/hear these things and think it was so horrible and sad, but now I can actually FEEL it, as if I can almost (because of course you can't actually) imagine what it would be like if it happened to me. I have NEVER felt fear like this before. And it's not like a constant thing, less than once a day. So far I've always been able to tamp it down, redirect my thoughts. Is this normal? Should I see someone? It's not affecting how I parent - I mean, I'm not treating him like he needs to be wrapped in bubble wrap or anything, in fact, I'm pretty laid back. Ha, now I'm even questioning that - am I too laid back!?