Saturday, April 23, 2016

Postpartum Baby Blues

In the baby/pregnancy world online you can't get too far without running into someones thoughts and advice on postpartum depression and baby blues. This is not one of those posts. Why? Because I have no advice to give.

So why would I even take the time to post anything on the topic? Well, because right now, I am all about being real. The truth is, I am fairly sure I am dealing with some form of baby blues. Not sure if it is just the blues or full on postpartum depression, but it is something.

Instead of pretending that I have it all together (I don't) and that everything about being a second time mom to a precious baby girl is all roses and dandelions (it isn't), I am just gonna leave this blog post here as a place to hopefully just start some discussion.

I am not looking for sympathy or for "it's all gonna be ok" from anyone. I am looking for real, honest discussion on the issue from women just like me all across the online world.

Through church, women's ministry, and the women blogging communities I have been blessed to be a part of, I understand that there is power in communities of women. There is strength in hearing other people's stories. You don't have to always have an answer for someone. Just sharing your story and letting others know they are not alone (or crazy) can be the difference that changes lives!

So, how about it? Do you have a postpartum experience that you would be willing to share? Leave a comment and share your story.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Welcome Baby Brooklyn

A week ago today, we welcomed into the world the newest member of our family. A sweet, precious baby girl. I love her to pieces, but I will be the first to admit this newborn phase and postpartum stuff is no joke.

Our son is 12 years old, so while I am a second time mom, it really feels like I am starting all over again. I don't remember much from when my son was a baby. I am tired, I am recovering from a c-section, and I am just a hormonal, emotional mess.

Walking through this postpartum road one day at a time!!!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Where Has the Time Gone?

I can't believe it has been so long since I last posted here on the blog (March of last year is way to long). Where have I been? WAY TOO BUSY!!

I work a full time job. Outside of that, I got tied up in many different volunteer activities and decided to go to Graduate School!! More than anyone should take on at one time, I can tell you that much. I honestly just completely lost track of this blog and had no time or energy to even think about it for a while. I still don't know how regularly I will post at this point, but things have changed again in my life, and I am craving a creative outlet again!!

What has changed? Well, I am not going to Grad School this semester. I only need two more classes to finish what I was going for, but I can't do it this semester. I have started letting go of many of the volunteer activities that I have been doing. I am still working full time, however, most of the extra's have been let go in my life.

Why would I give up so much all at once? As of yesterday, I am 25 weeks pregnant with our second baby!! This was definitely a surprise for us and we did not plan on it nor were we expecting it.

What does this have to do with the blog? As I travel this road of dealing with pregnancy and the coming a new little one again, I am finding my mind all over the place and needing a place to gather my thoughts, experiences, DIY attempts, nursery delimas and anything else to just clear my mind a bit.

I hope that you will enjoy the rest of this pregnancy journey with me and welcoming our little one into the world!! Who knows, maybe my creative outlet and clearing my head will inspire someone or help someone else along the way!!