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How are you feeling, in general? Are the hormones better or worse than you expected? How are you dealing?
WAY worse than I ever expected! 10 PP and hoping this gets better fast!
ascott654:WAY worse than I ever expected! 10 PP and hoping this gets better fast!
hang in there, you are NOT alone!! I am only 8 days PP and I fear it will get worse before better
Insane. I cry so freakin much and I hate crying!!!
How are my PP hormones?
One word: raging.
ChicagoBroad26:Last time I was an insane crazy person for about a month. I would cry fifty times a day, felt depressed and like I would never get "my" life back and like I made a mistake having kids. It got better around six weeks and I felt almost normal at three months. This time I have felt so much more balanced and way less hormonal. I'm not sure what to attribute this better recovery to. Maybe I had mild PPD last time and maybe this time I have a better idea of what to expect. Either way it's nice to enjoy the newborn phase this time.
They're pretty bad this time. Last time was emotional but this time its all focused on how worried I am about DS1 being happy and safe while I'm not his primary care parent. We're very close and very similar and his father is having trouble guiding him through tantrums and anger flare ups, DS1 is starting to get frustrated with daddy and annoyed that I'm not instantly available. So lots of tears on my part about how I'm disappointing him.
babyonthebrain2010:I'm a freakin wreck! I had insane anxiety and hormones after DS but at the time I thought it was exacerbated by the fact that my husband was deployed. This time around I knew to expect the hormones and anxiety but somehow I thought having DH around would make things easier. I am just absolutely anxious about everything and nothing! My husband is being perfect, my son is being as perfect as a 2.5 year old can be, and LO is being a perfectly easy baby so far.. yet.. I cannot stop feeling this ball of anxiety in my chest and every time I think about anything regarding the future (DH going back to work, LO growing up too fast, not having 100% of my time to devote to DS) I cry. I have no appetite at all, and just feel so emotionally overwhelmed. To deal with it I just keep talking (and talking and talking) to friends and DH about it. It makes me feel more normal to rationalize things outside of my own head and to remember that it's definitely the hormones and not "just me". I've been trying to do deep breathing, but I think I may need a "how to relax for dummies" book :/
You just described my every feeling..... I have been a complete wreck. I feel like it's starting to subside as each day passes, but I still get these waves of emotion.. I have no clue where they come from or what triggers them, I really don't even know exactly what I'm feeling, sad, depressed, anxious... I just cry.
I cry when I think about leaving her, I cry when I think about what I ever did without her, I cry thinking about "what ifs" what if something happens to my husband, how do I make it on my own without him. I feel like I have so much to lose now that we have a baby, and I don't feel like my normal self anymore. Everything I do is for this child now that all this sudden came into my life, that I prayed for for so long and that is mine now..... it's so overwhelming.
While it sucks that you're going through this too, I'm glad I'm not the only one! I was told by a few friends that if I still feel like this, this strongly, in a week or two to talk to someone... Hopefully it subsides by then, I hope yours does too.
The Road To Three
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make my happy when skies are gray.
You'll never know, dear, how much I love you. So please don't take my sunshine away.