Anyone else? Don't get me wrong, I am absolutely thrilled that she's finally here, but at the same time, I wish I could rewind time and have the those last couple of days again. Not that I would change anything, just do it again. I felt this way after number 3 too (but not with 1, 2, or 4 oddly enough). Am I nuts over here or what? LOL ;)
Sad that the birth is over?
Yes. My lo was born 15 days earlier than anticipated. I felt cheated out of those last 2 weeks of pregnancy and felt like my son was cheated out of 2 weeks of growth and development. It took me awhile to "get" that he was here, like I was in shock or something (and I'm not even one who enjoys being pregnant!).
I was certain I wouldn't go into labor early, didn't have much prepared, and was not mentally ready. While I can understand why he needed to come early (he had old meconium, placenta was stained green as were his nails...my waters looked and smelled like brown sewage, something was stressing him out), I kind of mourned not being pregnant...I'd look at my son and think "you're not supposed to be here yet." Now that his due date is past, I feel much better.
I remember being sad after my 1st was born too. I felt all teary when I was packing up my maternity clothes...such great anticipation of a baby being born and once born, that high level of excitement suddenly drops off and is replaced by such normalcy.
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