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Normal or PPD? Mom2William&Michael 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New York 7600 posts
8th Dec '12

So I'm wondering if I have PPD or if it's just a normal case of the baby blues. With DS all I really remember about this time is feeling as if I was in a fog because I was tired.
Right now, though, I don't know. I'm not suicidal or depressed. I just feel very out of sorts. I like routine, I like consistency, and I guess I struggle with change a bit. Having a new baby obviously throws off any routine we had. I don't regret having LO by any means, I just want to feel normal again. I miss sleeping in bed with my husband and I want my body to feel normal; I'm tired of being engorged and needing to use that damn squirt bottle to pee. And I really worry about DS because he isn't getting the same amount of attention from me (not so much because of LO but because of how sore I am).
I'm also pretty damned weepy. I don't know what it is, I usually don't have a reason to cry and I'm not really sad, but I just leak. It drives me nuts. I don't like crying and it makes me cry more.
I'll be a week PP tomorrow. Does this seem normal?

Nicola =) 1 child; Huntsville, Alabama 2783 posts
8th Dec '12

Sounds very normal to me. I was the same way. though I only have one LO, I was very weepy. Mostly due to lack of sleep and no friends or family around at the time.



Hopefully your hormones settle down soon!

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
8th Dec '12

Sounds like normal adjustment period :( sorry mama. Vent it out. Don't keep things in. It'll get easier as you get a routine down mama

Wolfskrieger 17 kids; Morgan Hill, California 1564 posts
8th Dec '12

I had a case of baby blues almost identical it was intense. It gets better for most but mine never went away and I had to go on meds 14 months PP..

Mom2William&Michael 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New York 7600 posts
8th Dec '12
Quoting Wolfskrieger:" I had a case of baby blues almost identical it was intense. It gets better for most but mine never went away and I had to go on meds 14 months PP.."


That sounds awful. I'm sorry. :(
The idea of needing medication really scares me. I'm terrified of medication and avoid it unless it's absolutely necessary.

Wolfskrieger 17 kids; Morgan Hill, California 1564 posts
8th Dec '12

Just keep positive and busy yourself. I have depression mostly because it was left untreated and I went through hell and back after my son was born.
Being around good people is what helped me through it though. Having a good support system is helpful.