This post is primarily for me. It's not funny...not witty....and definatly totally for me. The more I talk to friends and women i've discovered that post partum depression runs rampant! Yes, most of us can get a little "hormonal" after having a baby, but there are quite a few of us who become deeply deeply affected (i'm not talking about drowning 5 kid affected.)
Those of us that have had hard pregnancies, infertility, preemies...etc most often, than not, don't come home with our babies right away. Were any of you offered a therapist after the birth, other than a social worker?
Those of you with normal pregnancies...who were completely out of it, did your spouses or significant others notice anything different?
I just feel I'm at a loss for answers. I realized two years after the birth and 10 surgeries on my baby later, that I had suffered severe depression. No one saw it. How couldn't they? It affected me for years afterward. Ugh.
Ok...that was just a brief somthing that has been going on in my brain.
We're good for each other. I realize after all this and all our blogging babe posts that so many of us have just been through the same things. Maybe we all haven't been through the same thing, but once we see we're not alone...somehow it helps. We don't need a babysitter to type in our blogs...even though it would be nice..lol. We can just hop on...say hi...read that we all have crappy, kid screaming...bad hair...mother in law moments...and days when we just feel fat. :)
Yes, I use the word OK quite a bit. I'll work on it.