Take the time you need. It doesn’t matter whether your issue is happy or sad, take the time you need to come to grips with it. A new baby and a death in the family are both big issues, though different, and you deserve to take the time you need to get used to both. Remember, there is no time limit on grieving or celebrating, and the time I take to do either may be either too long or too short for you. It’s not a competition so don’t waste your time comparing the time you take to the time others take.