Hi everyone, I just had my little girl Lauren on 3-5-09. She weighed 6 pounds 14.6 ounces and is 19 1/2 inches long.
I've been feeling pretty good overall. Before I had her, I was in the hospital for 12 days with contractions and leaking. It was depressing, yet comforting in the hospital knowing people were helping me but I missed my family so much. I got in this mode of lying in bed and watching tv. Well, I've been wanting to do the same thing at home....to an extent. I do want to get things done around the house, but I sooo enjoy lying on the couch and talking on here. I talked on here all the time on the pregnancy board. It actually made me sad knowing it's not the same, talking on that board.
Anyway, I'm so happy and look forward to when my daughter wakes up to feed her. I love holding her and kissing her. She's the sweetest thing in the whole world!!!
I do notice that I feel down too. I've been wanting to talk to my mom a lot and I told her I missed her. The past 2 nights my husband wasn't home until after 9pm and he goes right to bed to help with the feedings. He had a training at work and last night had to get new tires. So, I feel like I really miss him too. I started to tear up tonight cause I missed him so much. When I see something on tv with emotion, I start to tear up.
My concern is that it will get worse. It doesn't feel the same as with my first daughter. I just feel like right now I want to be home with Lauren and rest. I just don't want to get stuck in that mode of not doing much of anything, but take care of her and my other daughter.
Anybody else feel like me, but not really get postpartum depression fully?
Thanks for any advice, Katie