Anyone else feeling kinda down? Or just me?
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2/17/08 at 10:32pm
Rynna, I wanted to comment on one of your posts about the strangers coming up to ask if you are okay: the same thing happens to me constantly! Apparently I have the demeanor of a homeless person and it scares the crap out of me. I'm wearing shoes (which hurt and which I hate) for the first time in two years and after confronting the last well-meaning person who wanted to give me a bottle of formula and a ride to the shelter, I'm planning on ditching the well made LL Bean daypack and buying a cheap powder blue camaflogue diaper bag emblazoned with sports logos and racecars and "Daddy's Little prince loves WalMart" type sayings.
|I'm doing a bit better today after handing down my leftover birthing supplies to a homebirthing mama in SoHum. I think I may have just overdone it yesterday. Just because I was ready to go back to work part time at 2 weks pp doesn't mean I'm ready to clean up after my adult children or do my taxes or take care of myself when I just had a baby a month ago.|
This is instinct-- you feel this way because you're hard-wired to protect your baby from all threats, real or perceived. It's not only normal, it's *healthy* and desireable. It's also totally justified; You're a new mamma, and that's your baby, not hers.