fruitful womb, sorry about your landlord troubles. I've lived in some pretty crappy places, but unfortunately, the only thing I could ever figure out that helped was to just move out. Can you explain to your new prospective landlord what the situation is with your current landlord?
Originally Posted by ShineliketheSon
Good for you on keepin going...excercise has been hard for me this last week (emotions I"m sure) need to get back to it, want to loose 10lbs at least by end of Sept.
Static and swaddled helps N in the car, she still whines/crys a bit but not the hyperventalting someone's hurting me scream. ((hugs)))
I've had depression before and this just is so different, more mood swings and no thoughts of not wanting to live and I still get joy out of caring for my kids.
I find exercise helps my mood so much. On days where I get my butt out the door in the morning and get 20-30 mins of activity, I feel a lot better. Of course, it's hard to make yourself do it when you're feeling crappy. But just do it for a couple days, then you'll get some momentum going!
Thanks for the car survival tips. I wanted to ask you and Kate, though, how do you swaddle a baby in a car seat? We kind of quit swaddling Riv when she was being treated for hip dysplasia and haven't tried it since, but I want to give it a try in the car.
And it's interesting that you say your current state of mind is different from "normal" depression. I keep telling myself I don't have PPD because I don't feel the way I used to when I struggled with depression before. Hmm, I'll have to think about that a bit.
Originally Posted by claras_mom
I need to do better with the exercise, because I think that's key. A lot of situational things have moderated, and that helps too (students wanting exceptions to rules, waiting out escrow on our house...stuff). I'm doing pretty well, but still have to decide what to do later on. I keep remembering how bad some days were when pregnancy hormones were in the mix, particularly in the 2nd tri, and know that it could be much worse.
Oh, I love RMNP! I spent several summers in the area when I was in graduate school, working at a music camp, and really got to love it. I even--once--made it to the keyhole on the Long's Peak Trail. We'd started a little late and needed to get down before the midday weather change, or else might have made it the rest of the way. Dh and I were through there last summer and saw a moose from the edge of the road, but no bear. It's amazing--15-20 years ago, in 3 or 4 summers and a couple of random trips, I only ever saw one bear, moving fast, and never a moose. Elk, deer, chipmunks--those were plentiful!
I'm glad that your situational stressors have calmed down a bit. Are you still considering going on medication at some point? And yeah, RMNP is awesome. This was actually the first time I'd been there. My DH is dying to climb Long's Peak, so I'm sure we'll be going back next summer.
And for those who asked, we weren't all that close to the bear. I think my DH used the zoom on the camera to get a better picture. We were probably 50 feet away from him. He was just hanging out near the trail. There were a bunch of other people right there, too, otherwise I might have been a little bit scared. But he was much more interested in the insect grubs he was digging out of a dead tree stump than he was in us.