Thursday, March 26, 2015

Feeling better #postpartumdepression

Baby girl seems to be doing better but tires out faster than usual. She slept from 8 p.m. to 9:15 this morning! She has done that a few days this week, which is just a crazy long time for her to sleep. Last night was the first night that I didn’t have to sleep in her room. She did wake up at 10 p.m. and cried—when I went in there she started coughing and then threw up all over me and herself. That’s three times she has vomited this week. Poor baby.

And oh my goodness, I’m still feeling pretty good! At the end of the day I get kind of irritable, but that could just be because I’m tired and then everything annoys me—but it’s also something that started happening with the postpartum depression and I think it’s more than likely that.

Yesterday I had more energy than I’ve had in a long time. I swept and cleaned the floors, did laundry, baked cookies, finished photos for a project, and even baked a meat loaf for supper. Usually after I’ve gotten out of bed, fed the baby and eaten breakfast, I collapse in my chair completely exhausted while baby plays. This morning, I felt kind of bored sitting there—like I wanted to do something and I actually had the energy to! Now that is a huge step for me and it’s really reassuring to me that I am going to get back to my old self.

It’s just the strangest thing that this just sort of happened all of the sudden. Anyone else with postpartum depression out there who noticed such a drastic change suddenly with the right dosage of meds? So strange how that works.

I also have not left the house since Saturday and I typically do a lot better when I don’t leave the house (which is a problem). So we’ll see how things go when I leave the house—although I’m not sure when that will happen because baby is still infectious with a few blisters.

I actually have been thinking about what I want to do for a healthy eating plan and to get back on the health and fitness track. This is the first time that it hasn’t seemed too overwhelming for me to think about. I know I need to get this together for the sake of the whole family. I have my FitBit now so I will probably go that route—but I always think about Weight Watchers when I need to begin again…even though I have tried and failed at that a million times.

Ugh, I am just so frustrated that I spent so much money on my FitBit and it doesn’t track my steps when I’m pushing a stroller or a shopping cart. Seriously?! Does anyone have any tips or tricks to how to get around this? Maybe if I carry it in my pocket or something?

Well, there’s just a little update of randomness for anyone who is still out there reading. Smile


  1. Is that because your arms aren't swinging or what? That's crazy and disappointing, I'm sure! I am so glad you are having some better times, and I'm glad your little one is getting better. Oh, and there's nothing quite like being vomited on. Lol No fun for either of you! :)

  2. Glad things are looking up for you :) Hang in there!!! Not sure about the FitBit. Mine is clipped on to your waist band so I'm not sure about the wrist kind :)

  3. Sounds like things are looking up....Yea. And yes, you need to be swinging those arms....have you tried to attach it to your shoelaces or waist band? Not sure but that may work.



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