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9/24/08 at 1:54pm
Hi Samanthamama! Welcome to our gloriously goofy tribe!
Many of us function without drugs. Some of us use a med to control things, some of us can't, some tried them and couldn't use them, but what we all have is common is that despite good days, and bad days, we find ways to cope, and even enjoy/appreciate ourselves.
If you scan the thread, you'll see references to self medicating, prescriptions, etc. I don't know if this'll make you feel better or not, but here's what I accomplished today:
-I gave my toes one coat of polish while DS napped
-I made lunch (go me)
-I threw a load of training pants in the wash at 7:30 am. . . they're still there.
-Oh, I did sort some nursing/fall clothes.
I wanted to get so much more done, but I didn't. I totally know what you mean about the whole, 'where did my day go?' thing.
Pumpkincat- you're allowed a minirant now and then! Unfortunately that happens so often in big churches, I know a woman who had the exact same thing happen to her. She had a baby at age 18, she was alone, no help, and when her mom asked the church if someone could at least deliver a meal for them, she was told, "Noone does that right now" My church is tiny by a lot of standards, but when someone needs help, everyone pitches in.
Unfortunately, this one experience with my mentor at church is the absolute best to have happened in some time. As far as she and the requirements she's placed on me are concerned, it's been horrendous. My own mother, who is a pastor, is disgusted by it. what do you do, YK?
That diaper sprayer sounds incredibly easy. Nana and Popop are comeing next week, so I may just buy the parts, and have Popop install it! DH is not exactly handy, really. That's my department.
And thanks for the congrats, I've been ridiculously healthy this whole PG, even with all the stress over DH's job.
So glad to see this thread. I'm unfortunately at work and need to get back to it but want to sub so that I can FIND this thread again (!!) and come back to join your tribe. I have diagnosed ADD and need to make time for another round of finding new strategies. I became the major breadwinner for our family last year and working full-time while parenting two children and trying to keep house (not to mention trying to have a life of my own) just isn't working. I feel like I'm leaking all over---forgetting & losing things, behind on crucial projects at work, losing touch with all of my friends etc etc..... I need to move beyond my shame to re-assess and find some new strategies or interventions of some sort.
Nice to see you all here. I'll be back....
today i actually got a few things done. a few loads of laundry that are now sitting on the bed half folded and not put up lmbo.... also i washed several dishes and then left the rest in the sink so i could go and seperate whites from colors in my daughters laundry basket... wich is seperated and not washed lmbo.... i suppose i'm not the only wierd one on the planet.... makes you think maybe we arent so wierd after all.
YES! ME! I have ADHD too! I was just officially diagnosed a few weeks ago (I am 25) and I really hope the psychologist is right...I am not the typical disorganized, forgetful type--I am on the opposite extreme with borderline ocd tendencies. The doc seems to think I need my physical world in order to compensate for the mental/emotional disarray and I can see his point. He has me trying Vyvanse--an amphetimine wrapped in protein to make the ramp-up and come-down more tolerable--but I feel like it is increasing my anxiety and compulsiveness, which is the reason I entered therapy in the first place. I feel like it is preventing me from enjoying, relaxing, and playing with my dd. Note: I only agreed to medication since I am no longer bfing. My breast milk dried up very prematurely (dd was only 5 months old when it started disappearing and I was never able to regain a full supply. ) So I am so glad to have found this tribe...I will tell you all more about my crazy head soon and read more of your fabulous posts, but it's time to leave work for the day.
BTW, heidirk, I had a med-free waterbirth at a free-standing birth center and it was the most amazing experience of my life. I've never felt more empowered as a woman and it really made me feel ready and capable of being a mother in a profound way that endless research could not--I'm almost jealous of all the pregnant women out there right now, because of how amazing I found birth to be!
So grateful to have found you all! :