In response to yesterday’s PPD post….

I did have a great chat with my Dr. today, she doesn’t think I have Postpartum Depression, but will keep watch to see if things change, for now she prefers the wait and see and ask for help and take my vitamins over jumping on the medication bandwagon. She says she see’s lots and lots of mom’s and I am reacting like almost all first time mom’s she sees with a limited support system. I am sleep deprived and anxious, and I don’t have any family and just 2 friends in this town so I am very alone and overwhelmed, but it’s all normal. Also I am prone to mild SAD and it’s grey dead of winter here so that is another factor.  She really feels it’s something that will pass on it’s own if I can wait it out, and so I am to take vitamin D drops, omega fats supplement and a high dose B complex supplement daily and take it one day at a time. She said the best thing I can do is do is do nothing but care for baby and myself and sleep as much as possible and let the rest go, she will see me in 2 weeks and we will talk more but I am to call before then if I feel worse or feel I can’t take care of baby or myself.

Overall she said I should be feeling more like myself by 4 months if I take that advice and remember Evangeline is being a normal newborn, all she is going through is so normal and she is fine. Trust myself and my mommy instinct and stop reading into everything everyone elses baby is doing. We shall see. My husband agrees with her RX. I do feel better today after getting lots of sleep and talking to her about it. Much better day.

I should mention yesterday’s post was mostly triggered by a horrible, worst ever night on Tuesday night when Evangeline cried on and off from 9pm until 3am. Last night she slept all night except waking to eat, so I guess even she was exhausted from the night before. Seems to be our pattern it’s like good night, good night, bad night, bad night, REALLY bad night, good night, good night ect..so I tend to feel hopeless and then she get’s better and I feel better, then it starts all over again…

Bottom line is I need more mom’s with babies her age in my life so I can see I am normal and she is normal.

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“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein. When it feels like your world has been shattered, and you have reached rock bottom, you must make a choice: Stay where you are and fade away, or keep moving forward. Thankfully I chose to move forward and was blessed with the two most wonderful children after the death of my first in early labor. Things are looking up.

Posted on March 4, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 30 Comments.

  1. hugs… this is very hard… but it will get better soon. If you can get yourself out of the house, that really helps.. spring is almost here!

  2. hugs… this is very hard… but it will get better soon. If you can get yourself out of the house, that really helps.. spring is almost here!

  3. Good doc! And good you, for taking care of yourself, to reach out to her ❤

    I also like magnesium for moods but d3 and fish oil and Bs are good stuff!!! Make sure to drink way muchos amounts of water, too — it makes exhaustion worse when you’re slightly dehydrated 🙂 Clear pee (minus when the bits turn it neon!) is good for you! (Says she who forgets her own advice ALL THE TIME! LOL)

  4. Good doc! And good you, for taking care of yourself, to reach out to her ❤
    I also like magnesium for moods but d3 and fish oil and Bs are good stuff!!! Make sure to drink way muchos amounts of water, too — it makes exhaustion worse when you’re slightly dehydrated 🙂 Clear pee (minus when the bits turn it neon!) is good for you! (Says she who forgets her own advice ALL THE TIME! LOL)

    • I got Cal Mags left from pregnancy so I can take em.
      I drink and drink and drink..I am so thirsty..However the B complex insures I have neon smelly pee haha.

      • Excellent! (Oh, that thirst!!! I remember that! But I also would occasionally be unable to get enough water, due to bad planning and such!)

      • Excellent! (Oh, that thirst!!! I remember that! But I also would occasionally be unable to get enough water, due to bad planning and such!)

    • I got Cal Mags left from pregnancy so I can take em.
      I drink and drink and drink..I am so thirsty..However the B complex insures I have neon smelly pee haha.

  5. I know I don’t comment much but I wanted to chime in that is all does seem like very normal feelings/reactions. It does get easier and it will. I don’t have newborns anymore but you should see the dark circles under my eyes, ha.

  6. I know I don’t comment much but I wanted to chime in that is all does seem like very normal feelings/reactions. It does get easier and it will. I don’t have newborns anymore but you should see the dark circles under my eyes, ha.

  7. 4 months sound about right to me, I remember at one time I would sit on the bed crying my eyes out while nursing Noah, it was such a tough time and I remember wanting that time to past so fast.

  8. 4 months sound about right to me, I remember at one time I would sit on the bed crying my eyes out while nursing Noah, it was such a tough time and I remember wanting that time to past so fast.

  9. argh. LJ logged me out again! didn’t mean to post anonymous

  10. argh. LJ logged me out again! didn’t mean to post anonymous

  11. Sounds like a great RX to me. And can I recommend getting out for walks in the sunshine (when there is some)? I think I’m also prone to SAD and the winter is just so dreary!!!!! I’ve been checking weather.com and when it says there’s a window of sunshine for a couple of hours, I’ve been trying to just get out and walk. Plus, endorphins are always good. 🙂

    I have been taking Trader Joe’s B-complex and fish oil supplements since I was preggo in 2005. I know they probably make a difference in mood/well-being.

    Is there a mom’s club in your area? I joined one with my first son and did find that it helped talking to first time mamas who had babies the same age. (even though you are not a first time mama really. )
    *hugs*

  12. Sounds like a great RX to me. And can I recommend getting out for walks in the sunshine (when there is some)? I think I’m also prone to SAD and the winter is just so dreary!!!!! I’ve been checking weather.com and when it says there’s a window of sunshine for a couple of hours, I’ve been trying to just get out and walk. Plus, endorphins are always good. 🙂
    I have been taking Trader Joe’s B-complex and fish oil supplements since I was preggo in 2005. I know they probably make a difference in mood/well-being.
    Is there a mom’s club in your area? I joined one with my first son and did find that it helped talking to first time mamas who had babies the same age. (even though you are not a first time mama really. )
    *hugs*

    • I am sure there is a mom club, I live a bigish city, I just didn’t want to sign up for anything until it was warmer and I was more settled as a mom. I am worried about going out alone with the baby in the cold. Hell, I don’t even want to drive with her, I am to anxious I will get in an accident and she will get hurt( I was an anxious driver before since I have only been driving a year, but I really dread driving with her..I know I have to face it sooner or later though)

    • I am sure there is a mom club, I live a bigish city, I just didn’t want to sign up for anything until it was warmer and I was more settled as a mom. I am worried about going out alone with the baby in the cold. Hell, I don’t even want to drive with her, I am to anxious I will get in an accident and she will get hurt( I was an anxious driver before since I have only been driving a year, but I really dread driving with her..I know I have to face it sooner or later though)

    • I am not a first time mama BUT I am a first time parent and that is totally crazy hard.

    • I am not a first time mama BUT I am a first time parent and that is totally crazy hard.

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