I used to think about how anyone would actually be depressed after delivering a baby. To me, it does not make sense. Having a baby is a happy thing and shouldn't one be at cloud 9 upon the arrival of the much anticipated guest?
Well, today i live to experience it myself. Yup....its so true. Post natal depression CAN HAPPEN.
Though i wouldn't say I'm experiencing it. Thanks to mom and my supportive hubby. Otherwise, i'd probably suffer from a melt down.
I just want to say that, becoming a new mama comes with such great responsibilities and hard work that one can be emotionally so overwhelmed. I find that it is so important to keep your sanity at bay and always think happy thoughts and not to yeild to emotions and depressions.
I thank God for my lovely mom who is here to assist me all the way....allowing me to recouperate from labour/operation. Most importantly giving me time to sleep.
I also am greatful for the Internet. hehe....as beserk as it may sound, i'm greatful for facebook, blogs...and most importantly online shops!! I would have gone cold turkey from not being able to go shopping or get out of the house. But online shopping kept my sanity. I get to window shop and indulge a little too.
Everytime i think about the birthing process, i have the lump in my throat and i feel so emotional about it. phew....i guess only a mother will understand this feeling of mine.
I am greatful my hubby was with me all the time, it helps him understand what i've gone through and so he is being very nice and supportive of me. At least he was with me the whole time the entire day. Although i wasn't happy that the next day he had an early appointment that is so important he wasnt able to excuse himself. He only came about afternoon. Sigh...but i try my best to be the understanding wife too.
Anyway, just want to encourage new moms to think happy thoughts and stop dwelling on emotional issues. It helps alot. Also....online shopping is great therapy. :)