For almost a year now I have carried a diaper bag, I love ours, but it definitely takes away from any style. With Liv almost being one, I have slowly started grabbing my handbags that can hold our bare essentials. Isn’t it the best feeling when you don’t have to pack the WHOLE house before you go out?
Over the past year, those little moments of feeling more like “Me” kept me going. Wearing a real bra, getting more than 5 hours of sleep every night, and having time to pick up your house and it last 30 minutes instead of 15 🙂 Just to name a few! It’s so crazy how you can feel so trapped as a woman when you first become a mother. I struggled with trying to balance new motherhood and all my other responsibilities after having Liv.
One of my strengths has always been multi-tasking and so when my brain literally would not let me process even one thing at a time… It affected my daily life. I felt so overwhelmed and struggled with severe anxiety. I can honestly say that sweet baby and supportive husband were the only things that kept me from not loosing it altogether. No one can prepare you for this journey, the good and bad. Every baby and post delivery recovery is different. I know some women that were totally back to normal 4 weeks after having their children and others, months to years. I’m unfortunately one of the latter, it’s just taken me some time to figure it all out. After trying multiple medications and none of them working, the last few months I have been focusing on naturally balancing my hormones. This has been a game changer in my day to day. I feel even better than before!
So, if you are having some baby blues or not feeling “normal”, talk to someone. Whether that is your doctor, spouse or a close friend, rely on those around you that care about your well-being. Don’t continue to walk on that lonely path by yourself! You’re not alone and you will feel like yourself again Gorgeous!
Pictures courtesy of Stormie Blain
Just Do You,