StaceyA's Recovery & the Baby Blues…

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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8518 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

@StaceyA:  *hugs*

That made me tear up!

Post # 4
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3557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@StaceyA:  Thank you for being so real about your experience. I feel like there are a lot of things with being pregnant/having children that people just don’t talk about and then people feel blindsided when things happen that they didn’t expect.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Thanks for sharing your honest and real story Stacey!  I had a friend who had a very similar experience and now her baby is almost a year and she has adjusted to her ‘new life’ and things are great.  I really appreciate your honesty, very refreshing.  Congrats to you again on Brett – he’s a cutie!!

Post # 6
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1349 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@StaceyA:  You are so brave for putting all this out there. I find it to be a beautiful post.  Thank you for sharing this!!!  I think this is much more common than people admit.  There’s so much pressure to be the perfect mommy and there really is no such thing!!!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@StaceyA:  I wish I could give you a real-life hug! Thank you for writing all this out – it definitely helps to temper expectations and show a reality that is far more common than most like to admit. I’m so glad you had the courage and strength to admit how hard it is. Your boy is so handsome and sweet, and SO lucky to have you for a mama! So much love to you and Brett! XOXOX

Post # 8
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131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

I… Just… Thank you. Thank you for posting this and bless you for your candidness and honesty. Your son is beautiful and what an amazing mother he has for being able to recognize his and your needs. Best wishes to you and your family. At 33 weeks myself I have thoughts and expectations in my head that I think need to be reevaluated sometimes and I appreciate that this post did that. 

Post # 9
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7262 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I’m sorry that your experience has been so unlike you had planned. While I didn’t have the same experience as you, I have had some baby blues myself. I have to admit that breastfeeding makes me feel like a prisoner. DD constantly wants to be attatched to me nursing and sucking, and cries when she isn’t. I have spent a lot of time crying over it and how hard it is for me.  I have told many people that I think breastfeeding is more difficult than labor. I constantly feel like I’m failing my baby, and not giving her what she needs. I also miss the relationship and time I used to have with my DH. I know he’s struggling with feeling like he isn’t doing enough to help, but he doesn’t have breasts, so he’s limited. It’s just hard not tois the good ole days of sleeping in (or at all). We love her so much, but it’s definitely so hard to go through all these major changes so quickly.

Just wanted you to know that you’re not alone!

Post # 10
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1289 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@StaceyA:  Thank you for sharing! I had PP depression really bad and no one ever talks about this stuff. I was completely confused and overwhelmed. I didn’t understand how I was the perfect pregnant woman and then I felt like the worst mom ever. It is so good when people share their stories so that other women don’t feel alone and defective. 

I am so glad you are feeling well. 🙂 

Post # 11
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1392 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@StaceyA:  I had a hard time too. My friends told me they did too. I wish people talked openly about that. Your list of advice is the same as mine (granted my daughter is 2 now…I would recommend all those things, still!) I really felt better every day. Now I can’t imagine a day without my daughter. Sure I miss the good old days, but these days are great in their own way!

Post # 12
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1526 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@StaceyA:  Your truthfulness is inspiring!  Thank you SO much for sharing!

Post # 13
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614 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@StaceyA:  I am blown away by your honesty and grace. Thank you for writing this.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Thank you for sharing this with the candid honesty that you have. I don’t think enough people talk about experiences like this openly enough which only contributes to women feeling worse when it does happen to them. 

Glad that you’re doing better. 

Post # 15
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611 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

This was the realest thing I’ve ever read and I thank you for it.  It is what I needed to hear as I approach my due date.  I am glad things are getting better!

Post # 16
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@StaceyA:  Thank you SO much for your recap! It takes a really, really strong/brave person to write something so personal and so raw!

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