I have a 2 and a 1/2 year old son and since he was born up until he was about a year and a few months old I had horrible PPD, I was so so very sad all the time and had anxiety and questioned myself about everything. I am thankfully over all of that now but today I was thinking back and the VERY LITTLE that I can remember are sad memories, I can't remember most of his milestones or even happy events that my husband and mother remember, this crushes my heart :( I feel as though my sadness effected him. I was always sad or in a bad mood and I feel like that robbed me of time, VERY IMPORTANT time with my son. I know I can't stew on the past because it doesn't change a thing, but my heart hurts that we all had to go through that..never in a million years would I ever had imagined that I would have been effected by that horrible disease:( I feel like I wasn't present the way I should have been and wanted to.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:36 AM on Sep. 3, 2013 in General Parenting
Answer by hopeandglory53 at 9:40 AM on Sep. 3, 2013
Answer by KTElite at 9:40 AM on Sep. 3, 2013
Pictures. Take a small camera wherever you go and when he's smiling and having a good time, snap a few pics. Take some of the two of you together doing something fun.
I think all of us can identify with not remembering some really good times with our kids. Life gets busy and as adults we have more on our plates than just the kids. Time slips away and then there you are. Letting it depress you even further isn't doing you any good. Make a plan to change how things go in the future, or to at least capture some of those wonderful moments so that they are easier to remember.
And of course, if you feel you are slipping back into depression, seek medical advise.
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