Tag: postpartum

Guilty: I’m Lying When I Say I’m Okay

Back track to a few weeks ago on a Saturday night… Mom’s first night out solo–Wahooooo! Am I right?  Who can relate? I was kind of excited to run out the door. This was my first time going out for longer than two hours in the past three and a half months. I was going

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How Much I’ve Gained After Two Pregnancies

I have gained A LOT since I’ve been pregnant.   More than I ever thought I would.  If my 21-year-old self saw me now, she wouldn’t recognize me, and I’ll be honest, it’s brought me to tears more than once.  You want to know how much I’ve gained?  I will tell you.   As of today,

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My Postpartum Depression Story – Emerging on the Other Side

It’s been almost four years since that June morning and I am no longer depressed.  I have a second son now and didn’t have postpartum depression with him.  I have since bonded with and love both of my boys more than anything in my life.  My bond is strong and secure with my sons.   

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My Postpartum Depression Story – The Biggest Mistake of My Life

(My story …continued) Like all forms of depression, there are varying degrees of postpartum depression. It can fluctuate from of a mild case of the “baby blues” to a crippling case of serious depression, or a million situations in between.  To be honest, I don’t know where my case fell on that spectrum as it’s

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My Postpartum Depression Story – It Wasn’t Supposed To Be Like This

It was mid-June, a little before 6:00am.  I didn’t know the exact time because I stopped looking at the clock by then, but I knew the approximate time by the amount of sunlight coming through the window.  It must have been a Tuesday because it was Garbage Day.  I watched the garbage truck thump up the

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Postpartum Recovery: The Elusive Fourth Trimester

Just recently, I was finally able to finish reading the book, The Red Tent after starting and stopping it several times. Must have had something to do with having a child and working full-time. Anyway, part of the book documents what life was like after women gave birth in ancient times. Apparently, they were waited

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Unsolicited advice to new moms

You didn’t ask, but here’s my two cents for new moms. While there’s no one right way to parent, some of you may find the following helpful: Feed ‘em good stuff. While you’re able to control every single thing that goes into their bodies, try making your own baby food. It’s easier than you think, inexpensive

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