Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Don't "Hiatus"


Get it...my little play on words?? Oh, I crack myself up! See...I don't want you to "hate us" for going on a brief "hiatus".

Ok...whatever.

I am reopening the blog due to high "demand", but I will not be doing a lot of writing for just a bit. I was just diagnosed with mild post partum depression and am working on getting "well" prior to tending to "the little things" like my blog. I want to make sure that I can share with you all the joy that Finnley has brought to our lives, too. I don't want you all to have to only read about bad days and bad moods all the time. That isn't fair to Finnley, because she really is a sweet little peanut.

I just wanted to be honest about my current situation, although I know that having read some of my previous posts, many of you might not be surprised at my diagnosis. I was never ashamed of sharing our struggles with infertility, and I suppose I shouldn't be ashamed of sharing the fact that I was not oblivious to PPD, either. It affects many women, and I don't want to take away from their experiences by hiding mine from you all. I have been put on a low dose of an antidepressant (Zoloft) for the next six months, and I plan to attend a PPD support group at the local hospital where I delivered. It is a weird feeling to not really be in control of what you are experiencing / feeling on a day to day basis, but hopefully all of that changes in the coming weeks. I know I am making every effort to change my perspective, and with the help of the medication and by reaching out to other moms...I know that that change will come in due time.

I will be adding pics from time to time so you can see how our beautiful babe grows. Thanks for all of the support from those of you who have reached out to me and Matt. We appreciate it, as always.

2 comments:

MamaBird said...

Glad you're on top of things and working at getting better. Let me know if I can help with anything, or if you need a listening ear. (Plus a could use a dose of newborn soon, courtesy of Miss Finn. :->) Hang in there!

M and M: said...

Laurie - thanks! I could always use a listening ear, a good adult conversant, and someone who loves newborn time! We will have to get together soon for sure. Would love the company as always.