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I feel terrible for missing so much that has been going on with our DDC, so many beautiful babies are coming into the world and I've been missing it I hope to still take the time and catch up on all the posts, its just... I've been feeling a bit out of myself. Postpartum depression was one of the last things I was worried about, especially since I never had anything like it after I had Rayne. Since this pregnancy went so smoothly and the actual Labor & Delivery seemed flawless I didn't think anything could go wrong. Unfortunately a couple days after I had Saige I noticed a feeling of sadness in the evening that I couldn't place. This of course stirred my anxiety issues and I immediately jumped to worse case scenario. I would be fine during the day but once night time hit and everything settled down I would feel anxious, not quite myself, & weepy. I had no ill feelings towards my baby but I was freaking out that because I wasn't feeling like myself that I would do so something to hurt the baby and this fear put me into a panic. Anyway, long story short, after I had a good talk with my father and let myself accept what I was going through I started to feel a ton better. The last couple days have felt much more normal and I've been able to fully enjoy motherhood
So a quick little update, Saige is doing wonderfully... she is so perfect She is very calm and alert, excellent at nursing, and rarely fussy. Tomorrow will be her first visit with my Dr and I'm looking forward to introducing them. I'm definitely curious to see how much weight she has gained, Saige definitely loves to eat I also wanted to share some recent pictures! The ones of Saige are pictures my friend took, and I'm trying to decide which ones I want to use for her Birth Announcements. I can't believe she is a week old already!
I took my 39 week pregnancy picture on Tuesday, September 29th... sometime midday - 162 lbs ( just hours before going into labor)
Here I am on October 1st (one day postpartum) - 152 lbs
This is me one week postpartum (October 7th) - 146 lbs
you look great! and saige is so beautiful. PPD is scary and I worry about it too, even though I didn't experience it last time. I have anxiety sometimes too and could see myself feeling exactly as you described it. I'm glad that your talk about it has helped.
Wow, you look great! Saige is just beautiful and so is the rest of the fam.
I had some PPD after I had DS, going from one to two kids is quite a transition, I was very overwhelmed, really happy but still overwhelmed (plus there were alot of other things going on at the same time in my life, best friends sister had just been found murdered, DH was going to be getting deployed and alot of other things) but I recognized it right away and told my OB how I felt and so I got the help I needed and did just fine after that.
And no worries about not being around, you have a VERY good reason...just take it one day at a time. I am glad that the talk with your father made you feel better, you just have to remember that it is normal to feel a bit bluesy just because of all your hormones but if it gets beyond that then it might be a good idea to talk to your Dr., you probably already know this stuff but I'm just trying make you feel comforted
It's very common to feel sad the first couple weeks after giving birth. I had a long talk with my midwife because I did suffer for 2 years with post partum depression (undiagnosed for 2 years) with Xavier. After giving birth your body is still swarming with pregnancy hormones...on top of nursing hormones. Not feeling yourself is common and it's good that you talked to someone about it. I'm also glad you are feeling much better.
Saige is beautiful...those pictures are adorable. I would ahve a hard time choosing as well.
you and baby are so beautiful! im sorry you were going through teh depression or still are. but im glad that your feeling better now. i hope that it all goes away very soon. hopefully i can look as goo das you after birth! :lol;
I'm sorry to hear about the PPD - but glad you and your dad had that good talk, and thank you for sharing what you're going through...definitely something for us last-days-of-preggers ladies to keep in mind.
The pictures are BEAUTIFUL - wow! Will be a hard call for the birth announcements!
Thank you ladies!! Your words of encouragement mean so much to me, it feels awesome to have that support and comfort I am feeling a lot better, really back to my old self and loving every minute of motherhood. Things can still be a bit of challenge, juggling two kids is very different than just having to look after one lol... but other than being tired a lot and having some discomfort in my hips, I'm feeling pretty good! *hugs* Thank you again, you gals are AWESOME!