I had the baby blues for about two or three weeks after the baby was born and was really worried that postpartum depression would get me again, but it looks like I might have it beat this time around. We’ll see… I know it could still creep up on me, but things are just so different this time. I’m SO happy and my anxiety is in check.
Not having a colicky baby helps a LOT. I feel so much more confident this time just having the ability to soothe my crying baby. I’ve also been trying to be super responsible and go to bed early, sleep or rest when the baby sleeps during the day, (it seems like as long as I get a total of six hours of sleep in each 24 hour period then I’m good) and I make sure I take my vitamins, eat enough and drink plenty of water. I can definitely feel it when I start slacking in one of those categories – I turn into an overly sensitive crybaby. I take a shower and put makeup on every day. I don’t let myself get too stressed out about not being able to get everything done. (Hello messy house!) I know from experience now that it’s impossible to do it all with a newborn. I also get out of the house a lot, sometimes without kids!
Greg has been the BEST helper. He does a little bit of everything and makes my life so much easier. It feels like we are more in love than ever. It’s funny how you think you can love someone as much as you possibly can, and then somehow it finds some room to grow even more.
Sorry to be so mushy! Can’t help it. Also, hopefully this post makes sense. I’m still pretty tired most of the time and my brain can fail me. Like tonight when I said “21th” as in “twenty-oneth” … ♥