I loved the Newsweek article. I think I first spotted it here, then it popped up on a couple other poly-friendly lists I'm a member of (yet somehow it missed the actual Poly Maine group...
3 weeks in, and all the fears I'd had while poly & pregnant haven't mattered now that I'm poly & postpartum. I think the couple and my mother developed a sort of shaky, temporary truce while I was in labor. Heck, once I was in labor, I didn't much care if they were playing nice or not. I'm sort of waiting for the bottom to fall out on that. It would be nice if it would hold, but I'm not expecting miracles. Mom is just pleased with being a grandmother, and of course worries incessantly about me and the baby. The couple are adjusting to being parents, too, but they are lacking patience with each other. Their anniversary is this week, and I'm hoping they'll take time out for themselves.
Me? I'm doing a lot better emotionally and physically than I expected. Baby and I have rough times and not-as-rough times, so I've had some baby blues. But I haven't had the full-blown depression I'd been fearing the entire pregnancy. My weight loss has gone a lot quicker than I expected, so I'm shifting my focus to eating and living healthier. What I didn't expect (silly me) was how difficult living alone and apart from the couple would be. I don't have anyone else to hand the baby off to when I need a moment. That, and it's just lonely. I love the kiddo and my cats, but it's just not the same, ya know?
Hope everyone is doing well!