I don't know about anyone else but I went through PPD with my first two of three kids. My oldest is now six and I still feel so cheated on that first year of her life. Does anyone else have this kind of guilt?
I wrote about it here and there is a great Post Partum Progress article in it too. I would love to know if others feel this way.
Hi Vicky! Welcome to MDC!
While I didn't feel cheated by my PPD, I do wonder how things might have been different. So many people have said "Oh! You're a SAHM! That must be fun!" and I've always kind of felt guilty that--NO--I would not describe it as fun. Valuable, rewarding, important, etc., but not "fun."
Also--a quick idea--if you are using your real first and last names, you may want to open a different account. Conversations on MDC often show up on Fb or copied and pasted elsewhere, and everything you post will be internet searchable.
Thanks for introducing this thread. It's a good topic.
I got tired of my signature, but I still love my children and husband and miss my little brother.