Just needing to vent a little, I suppose. I remember feeling like this with dd1 as well and it did pass. I figured things out as I needed to. I'm trying to take things one day- or even moment- at time, but sometimes it comes too fast
I think that what helps the most is visits from friends and connecting with others (even like this, on the internet!). It has been hard for us b/c it is so cold here! My best friend here (and neighbor) can't come over b/c *she* just had a baby on the 24th. So, she is just down the street, but neither of us can visit yet!
It's also just hard being home so much. I vacillate b/t being grateful for the time to rest to being super restless and ready for activities, plus I am way too scared to take baby Peter out of the house, especially in the car!!
I am going to reach out to more friends today for comfort. Normally, I am extremely private, never revealing true feelings. I think it is time for me to be more open.
I am here for you, and I know the other moms here are, too, so let's just keeping talking.
Those last few days of the second week were really rough for me this time, worse than the earlier days postpartum. Once I hit 2 weeks it seemed to improve quickly. I hope it does for you, too.
be gentle with yourself, mama.
You are not alone and it does get better.
Trying to build up my house, not tear it down . Got 3 wonderful kids , blessed with a wonderful husband and have the privilege of staying home full time to enjoy it all!
C.- WOHM, CPST Instructor, and all around busy Mama to A.- 02/04, I. 01/07,E. 09/10 and
expecting the surprise of our lives Fall 2012!
DH is home and is wonderful. I keep reminding myself to breathe in and breathe out and quit trying to handle everything at once. It helps to here everyone else's experiences with this, too.
I am so excited b/c we are going to a real restaurant today!!! I haven't left the house yet, and of course, neither has Baby.
You know what else would help? Being able to wear *regular* pants. It is definitely going to be a while for me. And I wish the bras I ordered would get here -- having some shaping would help me not feel like such a gargantuan.